Heart-Shaped Cake Pops

Feb 16

Heart-Shaped Cake Pops

With all of the cake pop making of late, I couldn’t help but make some more to bring into the office for Valentine’s Day.  Well, that and I really wanted to try out the mini-cookie cutters I got for my birthday as part of my cake pop kit.  I think these were more aesthetically pleasing to my OCD-driven eye due to the fact that a cookie cutter is much more exact...

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Cake Pops

Feb 12

Cake Pops

Actual Cake Pops were the second phase of my Cake Ball/Cake Pop experiments – while I still have a little work to do in the aesthetics department, I’ve got the taste part down!  Decorations of any kind were an afterthought, so I just added some sprinkles for a little Valentine’s Day festivity.  I promise I will get better at this, but you should...

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Cake Balls

Feb 12

Cake Balls

Cake Pops are all the craze right now and my boyfriend’s niece and nephew (Maya and Ty) have definitely caught on to the trend too.  I recently had a birthday where Maya and Ty were very vocal in helping pick out my gift from what I understand (they are 5 and 3 respectively) – I had to laugh when said gift was a book and all the basic supplies to make...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Jan 12

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving seemed to be the catalyst in bringing out the inner baker in me over the holidays – it might have been just the general excitement over food, but I spent a lot of time in kitchen either way.  I originally made these to take to a CU tailgate just before T-Day – in hindsight, it would have been a better activity with the niece and nephews, but...

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Caramel Apple Bites

Jan 12

Caramel Apple Bites

As Thanksgiving was approaching, I decided to branch out with some ‘gourmet’ desserts – I felt like apples, caramel, and walnuts were a very fitting Fall choice so I opted to give these a whirl.  Shortly before I headed home to start my baking project a friend talked me out of making the dough in the recipe from scratch and suggested using puff...

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Apple Pie Baked in the Apples

Jan 11

Apple Pie Baked in the Apples

As you all know, I am very much a beginner in the kitchen.  So when my friends assigned both appetizers AND dessert to me for this year’s Thanksgiving, I was in full panic mode as I didn’t want to ruin our entire Thanksgiving dinner.  Dessert, afterall, is the most important part of the meal.  Furthermore, I was instructed that store-bought items were...

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