Tuesday, July 31, 2012

superhero oreos and cupcakes....!


...so i know i do a lot of superhero stuff!....like here, and here, and here, and here.....but on a trip down to universal studios in orlando, florida i picked up this luggage tag....isn't it ridiculously cute??? so i knew i would be trying to make these into some sort of goodie eventually......


....and oreos (which is pretty much the perfect cookie) were a perfect canvas....along with some candy wafers/melts in assorted colors....just put one color on top of an oreo (to get them to adhere i just stuck a cookie sheet of them outside in the 104 degree weather we've been having on the east coast....just so they melt slightly and get rid of the chalky appearance the candy melts sometimes have right out of the bag)


....then just add the superhero detail with some more melted candy melt (add color to zip lock baggie, snip a small end, then pipe on the detail)...do one color at a time and let candy harden in between colors....super simple, these probably took me less than an hour to put together all the superhero topped oreos....


....and you can also use them as cupcake toppers...!


....some spiderman and venom cupcakes! (i totally forgot to add venom's red tongue...and that's so bothering me now that i look as these pics!)


....and you get some really cutie cute and simple superhero topped oreos and/or cupcakes...


....if you have superhero freaks living in your house (or maybe YOU are a superhero freak)....then these will totally make their/your day!

...and goodbye July and hello august! hard to believe all the back to school stuff and goodies will be popping up all over blogland soon....in fact it's already fall over at pinterest....lots of fall goodies and crafts being pinned all over the place....even some thanksgiving and christmas stuff too (pinterest is way worse than retail stores in starting to make me paranoid about getting behind on the holiday seasons!)

...as usual thanks so much for stopping by.....i'm going to go workout (woohoo! week 2 of P90X) and have a cookie as a reward!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

lego and superhero frozen yogurt and fruit pops...


 ...so i started working out for the first time in like a billion years.....i'm using one of those DVD systems that up front tell you...."you are totally going to be sore and hating life but you'll be happy with yourself once you are done" sounds fun right?...i'm only on week 1, so i'll let you know how it's going...but lets just say i think i'm working muscles that may never have been worked out---ever!

and since i'm working out, i can't have a lot of sugary cake-y sweets around, that's just way too much temptation....plus the kids are pretty much sick of cupcakes from me.....

i've been pinning a bunch of "healthy desserts" lately, and decided to make some yogurt pops with some fruit n' yogurt toppers....

these are super simple too....buy some yogurt (whatever flav you like)....i used banana, blueberry and strawberry....and plop some on a baking sheet lined with parchment and add a stick (the guru of all stuff on sticks, meaghan over at the decorated cookie, did yogurt pops but flavored them herself!--that took an extra step so i opted for store bought!)...don't freeze yet. (oh and make sure your cookie sheet fits in your freezer!)


for the toppers....i seem to keep collecting ice cube trays since i use them all the time for things other than ice! and who doesn't like lego and super heroes?


and we recently had a fruit tasting with the kiddos to see if i could get them eating more than their usual routine of fruits....(btw-they seem to think figs are the most disgusting fruit in the world....but they did try them along with kiwi, prickly pear, and a bunch of others, so win!)....


....i blended up some of the leftover fruit and added a little vanilla yogurt to the mix in a zip lock baggie.....then added some of the mix to the molds...freeze well.  After about 2 hours, pop the fruit "cubes" out of the molds and add immediately to the unfrozen yogurt pops...(well immediately after you take some cool pics, if you do that sort of thing!)



these actually make great snacks too if you make a bunch and keep them in the freezer....

                            

...freeze the pops for a good few hours (or even overnite if you want).....

and you get some yummy fruit and yogurt pops!


at least the kids like them!
...and no worries i'll be back to more buttercream and cake-y stuff soon enough :)  thanks for stopping by and have an excellent rest of the week!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

watermelon doughnuts....!


....so i kinda have a thing for pink and green (as you can tell by the blog design)....so anything watermelon related works for me since that's all pretty pinks and greenie green...

for these doughnuts, the cake is not watermelon flavored....i did watermelon cupcakes awhile back so wanted to try something different and had some leftover green batter from these cupcakes....


...and they are baked doughnuts too (is it donut or doughnut?)....using one of those doughnut pans....before adding the batter, just added some green food gel in streaks to bottom of pan and to the actual batter on top (as in pic) since i wasn't sure what side of the doughnut would look best for this....


i actually used the side of the doughnut closest to the pan side as that looked more like the doughnut shape....then added some watermelon cream cheese icing (link to recipe in this post and is made with real watermelon juice)...and finished with some black sesame seeds on top....


...and you get some yummy little doughnut cakes with some really delish watermelon cream cheese icing....(btw it's pretty much impossible to pipe cream cheese icing unless you add like 2 bags of powdered sugar!)

i hope you like them and really hope you are enjoying the summer...hard to believe it's mid july already....i think we need to create an extra summer month because it goes by way to fast! thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week!