Archive | March, 2013

Brownie Batter Dip

18 Mar

Thank you, Stacia, for pinning this recipe. 🙂 I saw the picture on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did!

Very easy, and it’s always fun to dip things in chocolate. I liked it with pretzels best, but I always love chocolate covered pretzels, so that’s no surprise. I’m not a fan of chocolate covered strawberries, but if you are I’m sure this would be great for strawberries. I tried it with vanilla wafers…..ehh….not bad. But not as good as the pretzels.

I’m including a link for the recipe below.

If you can sit out a block of cream cheese to soften……and you can work a mixer……you can make this. 😀

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What else would you pair with this dip? Leave a comment if you have a good idea for the next time I make this. 🙂 I also saw a picture of it with marshmallows, but I didn’t have any so I didn’t try those. Maybe a Nutter Butter?

http://www.somethingswanky.com/brownie-batter-dip/

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Ruby’s Cupcakes :)

2 Mar

A few weekends ago I helped put together a baby shower for my sister. If you know me, you know cupcakes were involved. 🙂 Since I would be traveling for the party, with a baby in tow, I needed something cute that I could make ahead of time.

Fondant cupcake toppers.
Bingo.

These actually were not hard to make at all. I rolled out some fondant and cut out white circles and teeny white hearts.
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Then I tinted the extra fondant pink and cut out little onesies.
Adorable. As it turns out, Hobby Lobby and Michaels don’t carry a mini onesie cookie cutter. Had to order it online.
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Attaching the two is as simple as brushing on a little water with a paintbrush and layering them. It turns out that “water” is another name for “fondant glue.” Pretty nifty.
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If these were for anybody else, they would probably be done at this point. But, come on. These were for my sister. They needed an extra touch. So, I took out a fondant tool that looks like the tiniest pizza wheel you’ve ever seen….and gave the onesies some stitching. Much better.
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The night before the shower my sister helped me make this ruffly cake. 🙂 Pretty.
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The little lady should be making her appearance in about 2 1/2 months! Can’t wait to see how cute my newest niece will be!

Up next: probably a pinterest recipe I saw called brownie batter dip. Sounds like something I need to dip a pretzel into!

Less than 2 months until Abigail turns 1! What flavor should her cake be? Leave a comment to vote. 🙂