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{Bake} Salted Chocolate Truffle Brownie Balls

February 2, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

If you’ve been reading along, you know that these are really called Chocolate Salty Balls, but I’m trying not to be too crude too often.  Once in a Bachelorette Party post was enough. Today, we will call these delectables by their civilized name:  Salted Chocolate Brownie Balls! Super easy, super sinful, super yummy. Ingredients Brownie […]

{Bake} Caramel Frosting Brownie Sandwiches

December 13, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com One of my favorite Girls’ Night In movie scenes is from Grease, when Jan pulls out some Twinkies and offers it to her […]

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Gingerbread Sweetheart Mini Cakes and Cake Balls

July 21, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

E & C are getting married! To celebrate, Jane and I made them Gingerbread Sweetheart Cakes. These sweet little cakes would be perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, too! Ingredients gingerbread cake (from scratch or mix) almond buttercream frosting (or cream cheese frosting) fondant candy melts (or white chocolate) heart-shaped cookie cutter Step […]

{Bake} Delphinium Dollop Chocolate Cake Balls

May 13, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Sometimes cake pops can be too time-consuming and labor intensive.  Sometimes a treat on a stick – no matter how trendy – is not the right dessert for your mood or your occasion.  Sometimes simple is best. Save yourself time and effort and create a delicious bite-sized dessert with minimal effort by following my cake […]

{Celebrate} The Rise of Spring: Easter Craft & Baking Recap

April 28, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, DIY

I’ve always looked forward to back-to-school sales in early August, which mark the imminent start of the school year ahead.  New academic apparel means Halloween – the first official “holiday” of Fall – is around the corner, with Thanksgiving soon to follow, and Christmas rounding out the holiday season in early Winter. This trio of […]

{Celebrate} Special Agent Oso Themed Birthday

February 13, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate

For Jane’s first birthday last year we had a Hello Kitty themed party, with a cute fondant cake from Sugar Butter Flour.  This year, Jane wanted an “Oso birthday party!”  Here’s how we did it. The Invitations We mailed out these homemade invitations – download your free printable! The Cake Although my own mother made […]

{Celebrate} Easy Valentine’s Day Cake

February 12, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, Toddler Activities

We made this cake for Hubby’s birthday, but it’s just as easily a Valentine’s Day cake. First, we greased and floured a heart-shaped Wilton pan, which you can easily find at Michael’s or online. One trick to avoiding Crisco-hands is to scoop out the vegetable shortening in a paper towel instead of directly onto your […]

{Bake} Favorite Buttercream Frosting Recipe

February 12, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

This is the BEST buttercream frosting recipe I’ve come across and it’s the same one my mom used for all of my birthday cakes since the ’70s.  It’s my mom’s recipe, but I’m pretty sure it’s basically the Wilton recipe.  This frosting is easy as pie and takes all of 15 minutes.  You’ll love it! […]