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.