Monday, May 25, 2015

Strawberry Cake Balls


Cake balls are super simple and easy to make! These are great for birthday parties, holidays, or any day really! Make a big batch of these and wrap in a cute little container and they'll make an inexpensive gift for any occasion. Just follow the recipe below

  • Strawberry cake recipe (box or homemade)
  • Bag of candy melts (I prefer Wilton)
  • Icing (canned or homemade)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Baking Cups (optional)
  • Lollipop sticks (great for dipping)
  • Bake cake according to package and let cool.
  • Once cooled, crumble the cake into fine pieces

  • Start adding icing to the crumbled cake until you've reached right consistency. You'll know if you've added too much icing because the cake will be soggy. If you haven't added enough, it'll be hard to roll into balls without crumbling apart. The right consistency will be similar to clay. Just keeping adding cake & icing until it's perfect!
                                   (This stuff is CRACK in a can! So sweet! See my finger print lol!)
  • Roll your batter into balls and place on cookie sheet. Some people put in the freezer to let harden. I prefer to just let them sit out at room temp. for about 30 minutes
  • Melt candy melts in bowl. You'll melt in 30 second intervals until done. The package will have directions. The package will have a tip to add shortening to thin it out. I suggest doing this.
  • Put lollipop sticks into cake balls and dip into melts. I like to dip the tip of lollipop stick into candy melts then put into cake balls; it'll help it hold.
  • Add sprinkles before candy melts harden!!
  • Let cake balls harden and enjoy!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Candy Buffets!

So, what is a candy buffet? Candy buffets are well buffets of candy lol! Pretty displays of candy usually matching the colors of your party theme! They're great for kids parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, etc!! 

Now I've seen very detailed instructions on setting up a candy buffet but I don't think that's necessary so I'll give you some simple steps!

Step 1: First, you need to decide on your party theme and colors! 

Step 2: Buy supplies! Candy to match/coordinate with your them! There are online candy wholesalers that sell candy by color! Party City also sells candy by color now! You'll need to get some gift bags for guest to put candy in and some scoops for the candy! Last but not least you'll need glass bowls, jars, vases for the candy! I highly suggesting stopping by the Dollar Tree first and getting some bowls and jars there first as apothecary jars can get expensive!

Step 3: Setup! Display your pretty jars full of candy and let guests enjoy! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Books I'm loving!

I should have probably titled this "Authors I'm loving"! The last few books I've read have all been Karen White books! She's amazing and her Tradd Street series is Fantastic with a capital F :)

1st off if you love books about the South, you'll love this series! The Tradd Street series is set in Charleston, SC. It's about a real estate agent who can see ghosts and she's just inherited a historic home with a couple of ghosts from the past trying to tell her something! Don't let the seeing ghosts part throw you off! I'm not into paranormal, sci-fi type stuff! It has historic Southern homes, architecture, history, secrets, mystery and a little romance! You won't be disappointed I assure you!!

Have you read any Karen White books? What books are you currently reading? I'm always on the hunt for a great author to read!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List
Looking for fun ideas this summer? Enjoy this free printable!!
Click here to download the Word document