Saturday, May 19, 2012

Raspberry Kiss Brownies

Around Valentine's Day this year I found these Raspberry Hugs from Hershey's. I wanted to try them in a quick dessert to share with my co-workers so I used an idea I had tried in the past from the blog Picky Palate.

I whipped up a batch of brownies, placed the kisses in my mini muffin pan and covered them with brownie batter.

My co-workers thought they were just plain brownie bites on the table in the break room.

They were pleasantly surprised to bite into a yummy raspberry kiss!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Birthday Cakes

My last entry was one week before my Ben turned 7. That was also about the same time I was introduced to Pintrest. My nephew shared the KitKat Cake idea from Pintrest with Ben and that's what he ended up requesting. The middle was a double layer, chocolate cake -- with crushed Andes mints at Ben's request also.

We also celebrated my niece's birthday the same day. She is very girly and her only cake requests were that it would be pink and have strawberries around it. This is a strawberry-flavored cake with pink icing. The strawberries are dipped in melted icing. And the lettered balls at the top are my first, and so far, my only attempt at cake pops.

Between the candy covered chocolate cake and the sweet, moist strawberry cake we had a fun and delicious night of celebrating!

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