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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carrot Cake Balls

I just love carrot cake.  Especially when I make it, because I know that it is nut free! But what could be better than the cake itself?  CARROT CAKE BALLS!

To make carrot cake balls or carrot cake pops, make a fresh carrot cake or crumble up any leftover carrot cake and add cream cheese frosting to bind the crumbled cake together.

Follow the same steps as you would to make regular cake pops.

Then, drizzle with your favourite coloured candy coating. I decided to skip the step of dipping the entire ball first since the cake and the icing is already very sweet.
Gently peel the parchment paper away from the cake ball and hardened candy coating and transfer cake balls onto a serving tray. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cupcakes with Mini Cookie Toppers

Congratulations to one of my oldest and best friends Joelle, on the birth of her second baby boy! I brought these cupcakes to Issie's bris this summer. Issie is Rowan's brother. Remember when I made these cookies for Rowan's first birthday? They were yummy!

But back to the cupcakes I made to celebrate Issie's birth....To make these cupcakes, I used my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe.  You already know how much I like the Ghirardelli one!
I used Wilton colors to colour this icing blue, although it does look a little turquoise, doesn't it?

After piping the buttercream icing onto each cupcake, I added a cute little sugar cookie on an angle. As soon as I bought these mini baby cutters (from a dollar store near my house!) I knew that they would be the perfect size to use as cupcake toppers. I also used these cutters when I made these cookies

I loved the colors! And the sweetness of the icing, the cookies and the cake...Milk please!

Yes, I am holding baby Issie.  He is soooooo cute! Just look at his tiny toes and feet!
Mazel tov Joelle and Adam!