Yesterday, one of my lovely internet friends, Crafty Bitch, mentioned that she was planning to make Cupcake Bites. Once clicking through to the link, I realized I had been to that blog before, and had admired the cake bites… I had just completely forgotten about them.
But I did want to give them a try, and since I had nothing planned for tonight, I figured–what better way to start off the 5-day weekend? (Besides wine, of course.)
If you haven’t already, definitely take the time to check out all of the stuff that Bakerella has done, though. She’s really talented, and she was even asked to be on Martha Stewart. Impressive, to say the least.
Aren’t they cute?
Anyway, I went to Michael’s, bought a candy mold and some candy melts, baked a cake, and gave these a try. They were time consuming, but not as bad as I was thinking they would be.
As far as how they taste though… don’t expect to eat more than one! They are really sweet. We’re bring them to a party tonight, and I hope people like them.
I didn’t take pics throughout the process, so if you want to make your own, the best thing to do would be to go and browse Bakerella’s blog.
I did get a little bit frustrated sometimes because my fingers are kind of clumsy… I kept accidentally sticking my fingers into the wet chocolate tops when trying to set them down on a cookie sheet to dry.
I was looking to make mine with Thanksgiving colors, so instead of M&Ms, I used Reese’s Pieces for the garnish on the top–they are the perfect colors! :)
Here you can see the inside of my cupcake bites. I used french vanilla cake and vanilla frosting. The consistency seems a little bit off compared to Bakerella’s… not really sure where (or if) I went wrong.
They are definitely tasty, but just much more rich than I imagined. Much more like candy than like cake, for sure.
No more work for the rest of the week. I am so excited for the break. I am going to be doing a lot of baking over the next few days, so stay tuned for more photos and a few recipes.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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