Friday, March 29, 2013

Cake Shooters

Cake Shooters

Between all the holidays that just passed- Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter this weekend, things have been crazy around here! This year is just flying by, way too fast! The other day I was making a batch of cupcakes, I filled my 2 pans with batter, and baked them up. I had enough batter left for about 6 more cupcakes, but instead of making just half of one pan of cupcakes, I decided to bake a mini cake with the leftovers. I used my 8 inch round cake pan and put a thin layer of batter. The plus side- it baked nice and quickly! Just 15 min. at 350*. After finishing frosting the cupcakes, I had a little batter left over, so I decided to make a layered dessert using the "leftover" cake and frosting. My husband got me a set of really cute mini cups and bowls, and this seemed like the perfect time to try them out! These are super-easy. Here I used Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, but you could use any combo. Using ice cream or pudding in place of the frosting would certainly be tasty also....

Just break off bite-sized pieces of the cake (slightly smaller than the glass you are using to fill). No need to make it clean and pretty. The pieces don't have to be a perfect square or circle, in fact once it's all filled it looks really cute having all the different shapes filling up the glasses.

After dropping a piece of cake into your serving dish, pipe a small amount of frosting on top.

Continue the layering with some more cake pieces....

...and more frosting...

Make sure to end with the frosting, and put a nice swirl of frosting on top to finish.

I decided to give a try to the little round cups/bowls.

Being that these glasses were shorter, they only fit two layers of cake. Still cute though!

Top it off with a few sprinkles, since sprinkles always make things more fun! 

(Love the little forks that came with the set!)

They make the perfect size dessert. 

I also made Rainbow Cupcakes this week, so I had to try them out as well! 

It's a nice, fun twist to a traditional cake or cupcake. Give it a try!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Baking Labels- Free Printable

I recently organized my baking cabinet. Again. I love organizing. And I love when things are neat, pretty, in their place, and labeled. I use clear containers for so many things. It helps keep things together, and I can always see easily what I have. I like to label each container with what's inside, to make it even easier to find things. You should see my daughter's closet- each type of toy is in it's own labeled container.

I decided to make my own labels for my baking supplies. Feel free to print them out and use them for your own containers. Just print the file out on good quality 8x10 paper, or cardstock. If you use a sheet of label paper, just cut on the lines and stick on your containers. Or you could just use double-sided tape and stick them on that way, which is what I usually do.