Wednesday, November 23, 2011

. Ice Cream Cupcakes .

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What a busy month!!!
I guess thats what I get for giving birth to both of my kids (born 2 years apart) in the Thanksgiving week~ I wouldn't have it any other way though <3.
So first up would be my daughter's party at school. I've seen these ice cream cupcakes online before and thought "how adorable!!" You expect ice cream but when its not, you're still not disappointed because its a cupcake!! Haha!! &&& it doesn't melt!! Perfect for little kids and this hot island weather:)
She requested a My Melody party and I thought, "how do I tie My Melody and ice cream together?" Then I saw this cute little picture....

I just played around with it on photoshop and used it to make her invitations and treat labels. Fun!
The cupcakes were extremely fun to make too. So easy (especially when you use the box cake mix;)
I chose to bake my cupcakes in a paper liner as opposed to the other method of baking it directly in the cone. I wanted to cone to stay firm so that it wouldn't fall apart or turn into mush when the kids hold onto it. Oh and don't forget to put a surprise inside!
Ice Cream Cupcakes
  • 48 mini cupcakes (any flavor you like)
  • frosting (enough for 24 cupcakes plus a little extra to put inside the cone)
  • ice cream cones (the kind with a flat bottom. actually the pointy ended cones would work well too but i just chose the flat bottomed one so that they would be able to stand on their own)
  • m&m's
  • sprinkles
  • pocky (for decoration *optional)

Pour about 5-8 m&m's into the bottom of each ice cream cone.
Stuff a mini cupcake, right-side up into each cone. Push them in as far as you can.
Add a little frosting on top of that cupcake (it will serve as glue when you add the other cupcake on top.
Take another mini cupcake, turn it upside-down and place it on top of ice cream cone.
Cover with frosting and add sprinkles.


my mini "mushroom" strawberry cupcakes

mmm, pocky. great ice cream cupcake topper:)


I also made these to add to the party... melody sugar cookies:)...

...& jumbo marshmallow pops...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, lil' princess
love always, mommy, daddy & little brother.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

. Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream Popsicles .

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Bought these molds awhile back....

First thing that came to mind was "I must make pudding pops" I've always wanted to make them. Plus I always go for the easy recipes and I was too lazy to make my own ice cream. Someday though...someday.

  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 cups thawed whipped topping (like cool whip. but I just made my own:)
Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min.
Stir in 1 cup of whipped topping.
Spoon into 4 paper or plastic cups or popsicle molds. (I alternated layers of pudding and the extra cup of whipped topping like in a parfait . You can be creative and try different combinations instead of whipped topping. I also added some layers of toffee and almond bits in there as well.)
Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon in center of each cup if using paper or plastic cups.
Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving.

the whipped cream part was my favorite ^_^

Sunday, November 13, 2011

. Green Tea KitKat .

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My Fav!

Someday I will have a green tea party. The menu will consist of green tea lattes, matcha smoothiesgreen tea cupcakes and these. Heaven!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

. Reeses Mini PBCups .

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Have you seen these around?

I just recently discovered these delicious cuties. What's even more awesome is that they come unwrapped. Yes! More time eating them, and less time messing around with annoying sticky foil wrappers. hehe...
They would also be the perfect topping for a batch Reeses Peanut Butter Cup cupcakes! For now, they were perfect for satisfying my chocolate craving by the handful. But not leave them unattended while you have a 5 year old and 1 year old hanging around...

Hey!! I swear there were more on this plate...


Friday, November 04, 2011

. Thirty-One .

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Ah, Another day younger....

Thanks for the cake, sweet family. <3 You all make every birthday a special one.

Monday, October 31, 2011

. Cheesecake Mousse .

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Happy Halloween!

I found a wonderful recipe from Glorious Treats, that pays homage to the the candy corn. I don't really care much for the actual candy but I do love the colors~ so Halloween-ish! Its a very easy recipe and its soooo delish. Definitely doing this one next year;)

Cheesecake Mousse


  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
  • orange and yellow food color
  • candy corn (for garnish)


Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until fully smooth.
Slowly add powdered sugar, then milk (or cream).
Add vanilla. Continue mixing.
Beat about 1 minute on medium to medium-high speed.
Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture, and stir until fully combined.
Scoop about 1/3 of the Cheesecake Mousse into a bowl, and color orange.
Color another third of the mixture yellow.
Leave the remaining third white.
One color at a time (starting with yellow), scoop mixture into a piping bag or large ziplock bag, and squeeze a layer of the Cheesecake Mousse into small dessert dishes of your choice.
Repeat with orange and then white Mousse.
Refrigerate 30 minutes (or up to 1 day) before serving.
Garnish with candy corn if desired. (I used Jack o' lantern peeps)

Recipe yields 4 moderate servings or 6-8 mini servings.
Recipe Source: Glorious Treats

Sunday, October 30, 2011

. Marshmallow Ghost Pops .

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What did the ghost eat for lunch?
A BOO-logna sandwich, of course!!!! Bwahahaha! Where do ghosts go to mail their letters?..... the GHOST office! Ok, ok, one more.... What is a ghost's favorite article of clothing?.....BOOjeans!!
Made these for my kindergartener and her classmates ---

I guess I would call them boo-pops. I know, not as creative as those jokes up there but whatever~ lol.
They're REALLY easy to make. Just buy some lollipop sticks, ghost peeps, and white chocolate.
Nuke your white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Dip one end of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate. Then push it though the bottom end of a marshmallow ghost. (wierd, i know. dont worry, they wont feel a thing.) And ....viola! Ghost on a stick! The kids loved it:)
Happy Halloween!

p.s: Where do ghosts like to go on vacation? Mali-BOO! Get it?! Malibu!! hahaha! I crack myself up.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

. Almond Toffee Cupcakes .

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Hi friends!
My apologies for not posting. It's been a rough month. I haven't been unable to do a lot of things for the past 3 weeks due to being sick. Fortunately, it looks like I'm getting better and I'm hoping to be fully recovered by the 1st week of November. *fingers crossed*
Yesterday was my husband's birthday and I felt terrible that we weren't able to give him a proper celebration. To add on to my limited mobility, both of our kiddies were sick. Our littlest one had a fever but surprisingly tried his best to be non-cranky for his daddy's birthday. I guess that was his birthday present to him:)
We still, however, wanted to make something special for him so I decided to make him cupcakes that tasted like his favorite candy(one of them at least. lol), Almond Roca. So off we went to the grocery store for some last minute ingredients. Unfortunately, the grocery store we went to didnt carry any Almond Roca so I just settled on using chocolate toffee bits and slivers almonds. Same thing, right?! Well, almost~ It tasted divine anyway! The birthday boy ate 6. I think thats a good sign that they were good, right? I decided to just call it....

Almond Toffee Cupcakes


For cupcakes-
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • chocolate toffee pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)
For frosting-
  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
For topping-
  • 1/2 cup chocolate toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (crushed)


For cupcakes-
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin pans with liners.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water. The batter should turn out thin.
Add chocolate toffee pieces to batter. Mix.
Pour into cupcake liners.
Bake for 30-35 minutes

For frosting-
Add butter to the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute until smooth. Blend in the powdered sugar until smooth for about 2 minutes.
Mix in the vanilla and salt until incorporated. 
Slowly add the heavy cream and whip on high speed until light and fluffy for about 4 minutes.
Pipe unto cooled cupcakes.
Top your frosting with chocolate toffee bits and crushed almonds.

Happy birthday to the most wonderful husband in the world!

Monday, October 03, 2011

. Guitar Cake .

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Rock on!

I made this cake a couple day ago for a friend, for her husband's birthday. Can you guess his favorite instrument? ;)

You know, I never really knew how long the words "happy" and  "birthday" were until I had to spell it out in fondant. lol. I really had so much fun making it though.

I love stripes. The original idea was to make a musical staff but
I didnt make the lines skinny enough so I was only able to fit four on there.

The strings were my favorite to make. It was fun to see it come
together and actually start to look like a guitar.
Yes, there are such things as 5-string guitars;)

...added a couple of musical notes to the sides...

...and finished!

My friend and her family loved it:) I was glad to help them celebrate.
Oh by the way, what do you do when you have left over red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting?
Why, make a parfait of course!

Don't forget the sprinkles!