With the wedding season over for us I have time to finish up some photos from everything else that has been going on in our lives. So with that said, I wanted to share some baking photos from the past couple of get-togethers we have had, or at least from the couple I took photos during.
A little while ago we had some friends over for a game night. I wanted to make some treats for the occasion and went to my favourite nerdy baker, Ro of Nerdy Nummies. After looking through her archives, I came across the perfect one: Vodka Skittle Potions. Ro’s potions were made for the release of Diablo III and were therefore meant to mimic the different potions in the game (mana, fury, etc.). Ours were made in the same spirit, but we also made a green one because green skittles are delicious.
Last month I mentioned that we traveled a fair bit for our Thanksgiving dinners. Normally when we spend Thanksgiving with Dave’s family we end up not bringing anything to share as everything I would like to bring would go bad during the drive or overnight stay before the actual get-together. This year however, I couldn’t take it anymore so I decided to make delicious cupcakes. But these weren’t just any cupcakes — they were Burger Cupcakes!!!
I also mentioned earlier this month that I don’t normally post recipes on my blogs – but I once again had to post this due to the insanely high level of cuteness. The recipe is pretty simple, essentially you bake cupcakes and brownies and then cut the cupcakes in half then place circular pieces of brownies between them. I won’t go into more detail as the version I made is based on the one shown here by Ro of Nerdy Nummies (who Dave and I got to meet at Blizzcon). Although for reference purposes, I did have to use two boxes of brownie mix to one (cup)cake mix box.
And of course, I had to get them taste tested. Big thanks to Olivia for letting me know they were yummy!! Although, the nearly empty cupcake carrier I brought home at the end of the day was also a pretty good sign too.
I don’t normally post recipes, etc. here as it doesn’t really go with the overall feel of the blog, but these were just too cute to not share!!
I made these for a Halloween party and they were devoured by everyone there!! They were so delicious!
I got the recipe from here, but in short you cream 8 ounces of cream cheese with an egg, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of butter.
Then you slowly add in 1 box of yellow cake mix. I know it sounds odd to make cookies out of cake mix, but seriously, it’s so good.
Once the dough is nicely combined, I split mine into three different batches and dyed them lime green, aqua and orange using normal food dye in different combinations.
Chill the dough until it is nice and firm. The original recipe says 30 minutes, but mine took about an hour to be ready. Once chilled, roll into balls and then dip the into icing sugar.
Bake the cookies fro 10-12 minutes a 350*F. As soon as they come out press candy eyeballs into the cookies and then let them cool on a wire rack.
Like the original poster, I got the candy eyeballs from Michaels – they weren’t cheap, but it was a little something special for these already delicious cookies.
Like I said (multiple times), they were delicious and everyone gobbled them down lickity split. I am definitely going to be making another batch of these (likely without the eyes) another time.