Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

We're three for three!  For our last birthday this month, my daughter wanted to have an ice cream party at the Splash Park.  But with a little baby, I didn't think I could handle a bunch of kids all by myself.  So instead of an ice cream party, we just had a simple party with my little family, featuring ice cream cone cupcakes!

It was a great compromise!

I think this is one of my favorite "cakes" I've made for my kids!  They turned out to be SO DARLING!!!  And it really was pretty easy.

Here's what I did:

Bake some cupcakes and let them cool.
Place waffle cones onto a serving tray or whatever you're displaying them on.
Frost cupcakes with a swirling motion using four different colors (I did white frosting, pink frosting, green frosting and chocolate frosting).
For the white frosted cupcakes, I topped them with a Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes to get the glossy ice cream topping look.
Top with whatever extras you'd like, like the mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or toffee bits that I used.
Arrange the cupcakes with the waffle cones.
Using a size 12 Wilton tip, I piped the swirls at the bottom of each cupcake to fill in the gaps between the cupcakes.
And you're done!  You can then stand from above and marvel at your adorable creation.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cookie Brownie Bites

*Two posts in one day!  I am on a roll!!  Continue reading the next post to see the fun cake we had yesterday.*

I hosted a party last week for my friends, and of course, I have to have fun, yummy food to serve!

I found this idea on Pintrest a while ago and have made them twice since.  Now that says a lot coming from me, who doesn't like to make the same thing twice in a short period of time.

These yummy treats are SUPER simple to make and SO fun to eat!!

Here's what you'll need:

2 tubes refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1 pkg. Oreos
1 pkg. brownie mix, made according to package instructions

I have mini cheesecake pans that I used for these, but you can also make them a little bigger by using a muffin tin.  Or you could make them smaller with a mini muffin pan and use the mini Oreos.  Those would be super cute!

Step 1:
Press cookie dough into the bottom of your greased pans.

Step 2:
Top with an Oreo (or you could try a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup).

Step 3:
Cover Oreo with prepared brownie batter.

Step 4:
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes depending on whether you use these sized pans or muffin pans.  Mini muffin pans would be for less time.  Basically just bake until the brownie batter looks baked.

Step 5:
Remove from the pan(s) and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

(Steps 1-3 shown here)

How easy is that?!  Enjoy!!!

Cookie Monster Cake

We've now celebrated our second birthday in two weeks!  I went with a Cookie Monster cake since I have my own little Cookie Monster.  He thought it was so fun!!

I loved how easy it was.

All I did was stack two 9-inch round cakes.  With my Wilton 1M star tip, I piped the blue frosting all over the top and sides of the cake.

I piped the eyes with cream cheese frosting and the pupils with black frosting.  And finally, I cut a slit at an angle to press the cookies into for his mouth.

EASY!!!  And my little guy loved it!

Just one more cake to go for next week.  Stay tuned!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Super Cake

It's officially been summer vacation here for two weeks now and we've really been enjoying some down time!  So, I'm sorry for the lack of posts.  I'll try to be better, but I can't guarantee anything.  Summer time is family time.

Speaking of family time, June is a busy birthday month at our house!  Three of my five kids have birthdays in June (the other two are in March).  Yesterday was my oldest's birthday.  I made him this super fun Superman cake, but instead of the "S" I went with an "A" for his name.

Talk about SIMPLE!!!

All I did was make a double layered square cake, frosted it all over, and used M&M's to make the emblem.

And he thought it was such a cool cake.
Score one for Super Mom!!!
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