Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Red Velvet Cake Bites, oh so good!

This idea was inspired by Bakerella. I saw a post for Red Velvet Cake Pops on her blog (www.bakerella.blogspot.com) and thought,"gee, that looks easy". Ha! First of all, I have no experience working with chocolate so, I didn't know what I was getting into. It was very messy. The chocolate did not go on the cake nice and smooth like it appeared in Bakerella's pictures and it cracked after it dried on the cake. I was dismayed, all that work and they look terrible. I was ready to scrap the idea when I tasted it. Yummmm. I knew I had to salvage them. I decided to cover them with a white chocolate ganache. Great idea!! I also decided not to serve them on a lollipop stick, instead I would put them on a mini cupcake liner. They look like bon bons. This is how they became Cake Bites. I have learned a lot from making these and I hope the next time will be easier.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Going For Gold

I recently hosted a fund raiser for an organization I volunteer for. It was a Gold Home Party, so I made chocolate cinnamon cupcakes with dark chocolate butter cream frosting. In keeping with the theme of the party, I added gold accents to the frosting and used gold foil cupcake paper. The event was a success and the cupcakes were enjoyed by all!