Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hodge-podge of Valentine Ideas

Got the idea for this one while checkin out Bakerella's blog. Granted her things look a million times better than what I did, but who cares, right?! Anyway, she makes these truffle-y balls filled with cake. Yummzo. Check out her mini cupcake cake balls! Take a boxed cake mix (red velvet looks best), bake according to package directions, cool, then crumble to oblivion. Mix in one can of cream cheese frosting.
Roll into balls (1inch or so). Keep a towel handy to wipe your hands off periodically, as this is messy. Pop 'em into the freezer for 15 mins. Melt ya some chocolate (or candy melts) and dip these bad boys in there. I melted some red candy melts and drizzled them over the top. Voila, fancy looking Valentine treats.

No, I didn't kill anyone are you listening sheet-rock jerk-face?! This is what my hands looked like after rolling the cake balls...YIPES!
Ooooo! Almost forgot! Spraying a bit of Pam on my hands helped immensely. I only thought of that about halfway through rolling.
I made personalized Valentine greetings out of candy melts .I used the same technique I used to make the fireflies. First, I printed the class roster using the mirror image printing options.

I slid the page underneath a sheet of waxed paper and piped over the letters in red, (these aren't the actual pictures of that part as the pics didn't turn out...still waiting on my new camera)then drew a rectangle around it in white candy melt and filled it in....making a little edible Valentine card.
I wrapped the ones for their teachers in cellophane and tied it with some tulle I had.
The specks in it are heart shaped sprinkles...didn't photograph well.
Remember the edible playdough?! Well, I'm still giving that out too. I found these little plastic boxes at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. Fits a perfect portion in each!


Shorty said...

I'm impressed! Very cook Valentine's treats. Way to go, Mom!

The Rambler said... just gave me the inspiration to look like I know what I'm doing....I'm so doing this Friday and delivering to my mother. And be like, look what I did...all by myself...(sing songy way too)

Loved EVERYTHING you did today. Even the subliminal message to sheetrockjerkface guy. I'm still waiting...just tell me. :)

Allison said...

Great ideas!!! Those cupcake balls look yummy.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sassypants Wifey said...

Way cool. See on your way to supreme preschool momma whether they like it or not. Most likely not though, considering... Silly people.