April 9th, 2012
You may remember back in March I had a huge cake ball project.
HUGE, as in 2000+ cake balls!
That’s roughly 55 regular sized cakes (9×13″ pans).
Or about 12 full sheet cakes! Plus a whole lotta frosting.
Not to mention approximately 66 POUNDS of CANDIQUIK! Holy moly.
These cake bites fed the guests that attended the 2012 Taste of the Timberwolves, a benefit dinner supporting the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation.
A unique and great opportunity!
The pictures below will give you an inside peak at what “operation 2000 cake balls” looked like!
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March 28th, 2012
I amaze myself, I really do.
And not in a overly confident kind of amaze.
I am seriously surprised that I pull off some of the treats I make. Like these adorable bunnies and lil’ chicks for example.
Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am not always the most graceful person.
I have been known to pour chocolate candiquik all over white pants, vanilla all over black pants, you get the drift…
The good news is, these bars do not require tedious decorating, drawing on cute little faces, or any crazy assembly, nada.
If you can make almond bark, you totally got this.
There is no excuse in the world not to make these.
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March 8th, 2012
Why do I do this to myself? I eat completely weird combinations of food that should not be seen together!!!
I promise – I know how to cook, but I’m notoriously known for eating strange off-the-wall dinners. I’m busy. I’m not married yet. I do not have kids yet. I’m hungry. Therefore, it happens. Plus, I’m only harming myself when I do this…
Example 1: Monday’s dinner consisted of buffalo chicken and a chocolate banana protein shake. WTH?!
Example 2: Wednesday I had a snack that consisted of a vanilla latte and jalopeno cheddar chex mix. GAG. It seemed like a good idea when I saw the chex mix, then I saw the latte, and ended up with both. Let’s just say these things do not belong together and should not be consumed within the same hour of eachother.
There’s just something about spicy foods when combined with sweet milky drinks that DOES NOT go together.
I know, your glad I told you this. What would you have done without me?!
On another note – cake, frosting, and chocolate and/or vanilla candiquik DO go together. March and Basketball DO go together. I’m on a roll.
Basketball Cake Balls
Yield: approximately 40 cakes balls
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March 6th, 2012
A few things I’m loving right now:
-My new Kitchen Aid mixer that I got for $130 off!
-Meyer Lemons – if you haven’t, you need to
Something that I’m *quite frankly* not loving right now:
Facebook changin’ things up. March 30th = new layout for facebook pages. Bah humbug.
On another note: I’ve been so excited to show you these…I have been waiting since January to use these little sour candy things (aka rainbows) I found at Target in the dollar section. Now it’s March something and I’m rushing to publish them to the world wide web. What the heck happened to February – and when did March get here?! Sorry, I’ve been locked in a room rolling 2000 cake balls for the past week .
These are a bit time consuming to make, but I’ve saved you the trial and error of figuring out what works best.
Here’s what my research has found:
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February 7th, 2012
I’ve seen so many cute treats for Valentine’s Day – from cake pops to cookies, to elaborate cakes.
But I needed something fast.
Something that I could whip up fast that will stay fresh for at least a couple days and something that will hold up when being shipped in mini flower pots. HUH?!
Keep reading, it will all make sense.
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February 2nd, 2012
Have you made cake pops? Were they a complete disaster?
Yeah, me too. Seriously. We’ve all burned the heck out of our chocolate, lost a cake ball off the stick, had our perfectly good cake pops crack 5 minutes later and begin leaking weird stuff out everywhere! It’s sooo frustrating!
Don’t worry though, it gets better! But let me save you some time and sugar with a few tips…! Cool?
I’m obsessed with cake pops. I think they are the best thing since sliced bread. Whatever that means. Dang Bakerella, look what she started. Just kidding, I love her. By the way, did you know yesterday (February 1st) was National Cake Pop Day? It’s official.
I look back on my first cake pops/whatever you want to call them and they are sad (see below). Let’s just say, practice makes perfect.
If you need a laugh, just check out these girls experience when making cake balls for the first time.
My apologies for the long post, shoulda just wrote a book.
Common Issues & Problems with Cake Pops: