Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kiley & the Chocolate Factory

The past three nights here at Doeviswood have been spent producing mass quantities of truffles.  I like to bring something to the people in the office I work closely with and other miscellaneous people (the guy who drives my work shuttle, mail-lady, security guy who lets me in the garage without a key card).  I knew that I had to get the truffles finished and boxed before my husband got home because he likes to sneak anything sweet that I make and then lie about it. 

I made a bunch of different kinds using the most fattening ingredients available.  I also refuse to use the wilton  melting chocolate because my mom trash talks it, so I struggle with chocolate bars, which are not for candy making.  Nonetheless they came out yummy.  I also did some with chocolate peppermint cookie centers a la Bakarella's cake balls. 

I wrapped them up in some boxes I got on super clearance last year and voila they are ready to go.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cute & Easy Christmas Craft

Cupcakes are super chic and have been for the past couple years.  This fits in nicely into my life because I love to bake and decorate them.  I saw this tutorial on one pretty thing by way of bake it pretty and had to try it.  I sent it over to Michelle and she had already seen it, printed it, and decided to make some for people on her list.  We decided we are going to have these be our activity for Friday's girls night.  When searching for the materials the full size cup cake papers just seemed a bit big for my taste so I decided to do mini ones.  I love anything miniature. 

I think this one came out pretty darn cute!