Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine Cake Balls!

Okay, so my mom got all excited about cake balls, and I didn't even know what they were! She had some at her high school reunion and didn't bring any home. But she found a recipe and decided that I needed to learn how to make them. It sounded like fun, so I did, and it took forever! But they are so worth it, you would not believe how good these are, but trust me!

These are red velvet cake balls dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled with a little bit of white mint. I ran out of milk chocolate and had to use dark chocolate to finish dipping the cake balls. I love dark chocolate!

I'm thinking about taking little bags with 4 cakeballs in them to youth group and selling them to my friends for a dollar apiece. What do you think?
Naked Cake Balls

Dressed Cake Balls
I think these will be great for Valentine's Day!

Update: The red velvet cake balls are all gone now. So are the confetti cake balls I made. NOW I have triple chocolate goodness cake balls! Next on the list is lemon cakeballs! I bet they will be so good!

You can get six cake balls for $3.00 or a dozen for $6.00. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine Treats!

I'm having snow days! I still have to do school, but I don't have my voice classes, so I have had time in the kitchen to make candy! I made some yummy red vanilla coated peanut brittle and some cherry-flavored lollipops. I experimented with the centers on the flowers. The snow sprinkles just melted and don't look special, but the colored sprinkles worked. I'm going to try different colors in the center of the flowers. (Chocolate is also available, of course, but it won't be red.)

Dipped peanut brittle is $7 per half pound. If someone wants a mail order, the total with shipping & handling would be $12, and I will add three Valentine lollipops for free!

Lollipops are 50 cents each for local deliveries, and I can make what you want - flowers or hearts. I have the face heart, LOVE heart, plus a Hugs n Kisses heart and plain heart that aren't pictured.