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These little chocolaty peanut butter delights will melt in your mouth!  It takes about 10 minutes to prepare your mixture, 3 hours to chill it, 10 minutes to scoop, roll and coat your truffles, and 1 delicious minute to eat and enjoy your amazing truffles.

Sweet Indulgences Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Makes 15-20 truffles depending on your scooper

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup of cream cheese

3/4 cup crushed peanuts (salted or unsalted- the choice is yours)

splash of vanilla (optional)

Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in an microwave safe bowl until melted.  I recommend using a lower power setting such as 50% so that you don’t overcook the chocolate.  Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature.
  2. combine melted chocolate, peanut butter, and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy.  Add vanilla to mixture if you wish.
  3. Pour mixture into a pie plate, cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours, or until chocolate is firm to the touch.
  4. Using a melon ball scooper, scoop round even balls of the mixture.  Roll the balls in your crushed peanuts and serve immediately.
  5. Refrigerate any uneaten truffles so they don’t spoil.

 

 

***Tip:  If you do not like peanuts, you can also roll your truffles in mini chocolate chips, coco powder, or powdered sugar.  These truffles can also be used to decorate cakes for a different look.

 

 

 

 

 

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Whole Wheat Banana Cake

By admin | Filed in Cakes, Other Yummy Treats, Recipes

This was a new one for me. . . I have never really thought about making banana cake with whole wheat flour but I saw a recipe online and decided to give it a try.  Occasionally when I make banana cake, I will slice it and add a little dollop of chocolate fudge buttercream on the top but my family wanted to try it plain first.  I lost the chocolate vote and proceeded on my adventure.  I, unfortunately can’t post the recipe because I was unable to obtain permission to repost it but I’m sure if you are a Google Master like I am, you can easily find it.  I’ll post the basic ingredients  for you though.  In the end, whole wheat banana cake is not my favorite.  It is more of a heavy texture and I have been eating cakes and goodies made with white flour pretty much my whole life.  However, my husband and my friends who are whole wheat fanatics, loved it!

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For this recipe, you really just need the basics:  Whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, vegetable oil, two eggs, three large bananas, vanilla, and honey.  I thought it was super interesting to use honey as a sweetener instead  of sugar.  I have never tried that before.  I was pleasantly supposed at how nice and sweet it made the finished cake.

 

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I know that this is not a cake poste but I made theses super cool cookies today and just had to share them!  I saw a picture of cookies like this in a magazine and decided to give them a try.  Check out my tutorial.

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Materials
Sugar cookie dough (either homemade or store bought)

Gel food coloring

Toothpicks

Knife

Cookie sheet

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Method

-Roll the cookie dough into a log shape and cut it into equal portions.

-Add a drop or two of food coloring to each portion to make it the color of your choice.

-Knead each of the dough sections until the color is distributed evenly throughout.

-Cut each of your dough balls into 4 equal parts

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-Then, take one section of dough from each colored ball and gently squeeze them together to make one giant ball.

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-Using two hands, roll your multi-colored dough ball into a snake shape while gently twisting it to create stripes.

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-Roll your dough snake into a pinwheel shape.

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-Place your cookies on a cookie sheet and bake according to your recipe.

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-Enjoy your yummy delights!

 

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I  love this cake!  It looks fancy but is incredibly easy to make.  You can put this interlocking ring design on either a buttercream or fondant covered cake.  All that is needed to make this design is two circle cookie cutters with about a 1/8″ size difference.  Roll your fondant out so that it is 1/16″ thick.  Use the larger circle cutter to cut out shapes.  Using the circles you just cut out, take the smaller cookie cutter and cut another circle from the center.  You will now have a ring shape.  Let your rings dry until they have hardened.  Attach the rings to your cake with a bit of royal icing.  For buttercream, just press the rings into a freshly iced cake.

 

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Bon Voyage! This cake was for a co-workers retirement party. She was retiring from teaching and is really in love with cruising. I used mostly fondant for this cake so that it could be totally edible. Let’s face it…. gumpaste may be edible, but it’s really not super yummy! To make the pool on the top deck, I used Americolor navy blue food coloring and mixed it with piping gel.

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It’s CAKE TIME!

By admin | Filed in Cakes, Product Reviews

Hey fellow cake divas and cake studs! It’s summer time and that means more cakes and tutorials are coming your way! To start things off, I decided to try a special boxed cake mix….Yep, I said it BOXED CAKE MIX! Those are words you will usually never hear from my mouth. However, I saw Pillsbury sugar free cake mix at the store and just had to try it out. In my mind, a sugar free cake mix could in no way rock my taste buds. To my surprise, it actually tasted WONDERFUL! I would highly recommend this mix.

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My husband and I just got back from a London / Paris trip and he really found the fact that they say “mind the gap” instead of “watch your step” for all of the tube stops to be quite funny. I decided to try this cake mix and make him a mini cake with the logo on it. So much fun!

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All White Wedding Cake

By admin | Filed in Cakes, Fondant Cakes, Wedding Cakes

This is a small but beautiful wedding cake.  It is a yellow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  The cake is covered and decorated in vanilla fondant and then dusted with pearl luster dust.

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Simple Tiffany & Co. Theme Cupcake

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tiffany cupcake

This is just a simple vanilla cupcake with tinted vanilla buttercream on top.  I used edible sugar pearls to adorn the top of the cupcake.  This is a girlie and fun cupcake!  You can do this in any color you want as well.  Sugar pearls are at most craft stores as well as cake supply stores and they come in a variety of colors!

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chanel purse

This is my fabulous Chanel cake that I made for a girls night!  Easy and impressive!  Below you can see how I made the chain for this purse.  After I made the base chain, I painted it with gold luster dust and then attached little strips of black fondant between each chain link to mimic fabric.  Enjoy!

You will need a small ball of gum paste.  Roll the gumpaste into a thin cylinder and then use 2" sections of the cylinder to form the links.  Pinch ends together to seal them.

You will need a small ball of gum paste. Roll the gumpaste into a thin cylinder and then use 2″ sections of the cylinder to form the links. Pinch ends together to seal them.

Picture showing how to pinch ends together.

Picture showing how to pinch ends together.

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This year marked my big 3-0!  I have always wanted a cake with lace on it so I decided to give it a try!  This cake was actually super simple.  I covered my cake with purple fondant, dusted it with amethyst luster dust and then wrapped it with black lace.  I attached the lace with a few dabs of piping gel.  Then I attached two crystal buttons to the tiers with piping gel.  Finally, I topped the cake with a 30 that I had made and my cake was now complete!

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