Weddings, Brothers, and Sweets.

“What do all these things have in common!?”

I’m about to tell you. But first, I didn’t really expect to be posting this kind of blog post, for… I dunno, a long time. A reallyyy long time.

Anyway, what I mean to say is – my brother is still like… 12 years old in my head.

It was just yesterday he grew in two Chiclet-like front teeth and my best friend and I sang him the Goof Troops theme song. Mean, just mean. We only did it once though – I promise.

And weddings? What do they have to do with this? Sweets? Let’s put the pieces together… My, yes – MY lil’ brother proposed to his girlfriend!!!

My little brother is getting married! (Sniff) Can you believe it? Yes, you probably can, but it really hasn’t hit home for me yet.

Maybe you know someone who is getting married and maybe, just maybe, you could make something sweet for that someone. I have some ideas for you. Sweet ones.

Oh, but I cannot leave this part out. I must say, baby bro, you’ve made me proud. And set the bar very high for any other guy considering proposing.

Sunday afternoon, my brother and Tiffany, his girlfriend fiancée made a little day trip to the ever-so-romantic city of San Francisco. They toured the surrounding cityscape, beaches, parks, Golden Gate Bridge, steep rolling hills, and the eclectic mix of architecture… all in a HELICOPTER. Then he took her on a dinner cruise along the coastline. How cool is that!? Two thumbs up! Just a little jealous I didn’t get invited ;)

Lucky gal.

So pretty. I bet you wouldn’t believe me if I told you he picked it out himself. He must have had good female role models growing up.

Congratulations Erin and Tiffany. Cannot wait for the upcoming months!

 

Now, for the sweet ideas.

Wedding Cake Pops

A classic – Cake Balls (<-click for an easy printable recipe)

White Cake, Red Velvet Cake, whatever kind of cake you want.  Bites, Balls, Pops – however you like ‘em. Click on the links below the pictures for a printable recipe!

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls (<-click for an easy printable recipe)

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (Or any flavor cake! Plus ingredients for cake mix)
  • 1 can (16 oz) Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 packages (16 oz) Vanilla and/Or Chocolate CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box; cool completely.
  2. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly with frosting (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together).
  4. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax lined baking sheet; chill for approximately 1-2 hours.
  5. Melt CANDIQUIK according to directions on package.
  6. With a spoon, dip balls in melted CANDIQUIK Candy Coating; place on wax paper until set.
  7. To decorate: drizzle CANDIQUIK over cake balls and put your prettiest sprinkles to use!

 

Mini Wedding Cakes

Mini Wedding Cakes!

Yield: 24 mini cakes

Ingredients:
1     package (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK
1     prepared pound cake
3    Biscuit cutters (3 different sizes – small, medium, large)
+ Decorative sprinkles
Directions:
1. Using biscuit cutters, cut prepared pound cake into 3 different size circles (the largest being about 3 inches).
2. Melt CANDIQUIK according to directions on package.
3. Dip cake circles into melted CANDIQUIK; place on wax paper until set.
4. When coating is set, stack the cake circles together using a dab of CANDIQUIK Coating.
5. Decorate with pearl sprinkles and flowers.

 

Tuxedo Strawberries

Tuxedo Strawberries! (<-click for an easy printable recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
  • 1 package (16 oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
  • 2 packages Fresh Strawberries
Directions:

  1. Wash strawberries and pat completely dry.
  2. Melt vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating according to directions on package.
  3. Dip each strawberry in vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating; cover about 3/4 of the strawberry. Place on wax paper until dry.
  4. Melt chocolate CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating according to directions on package.
  5. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating in overlapping diagonals to create the “chocolate V”. Place on wax paper until dry.
  6. Use toothpick to dot buttons and draw bow-tie. Attach sprinkles before coating is dry.
  7. Place strawberries on wax paper until dry.

Wedding Fortune Cookies

Wedding Fortune Cookies (<-click for an easy printable recipe)

 Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16 oz) Vanilla and/or Chocolate CANDIQUIK® Coating
  • 1 bag fortune cookies
  • Decorative icing and sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Melt CANDIQUIK according to directions on package.
  2. Dip fortune cookies in melted CANDIQUIK; place on wax paper until set.
  3. Decorate with icing and sprinkles.
  4. Place on wax paper to dry.

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