Welcome to my Sweets Blog!

Welcome to my Sweets Blog!
I've been looking for a way to share my sweet creations with everyone, and I think I have found it--here is my sweets blog! As I experiment with delicious desserts & sweet treats, I will post pictures, recipes, and how-to tips & tricks. Hope you enjoy reading about my sweets as much I enjoy eating them!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Cake Balls

This variation on Bakerella's cake balls recipe was born from ingredients that were meant for a really cool Super Bowl dessert, that I didn't end up making. My plan was to make a chocolate cake and top it with vanilla icing, tinted green, and shredded coconut, also tinted green to make a football field. Then I was going to make marshmallow pops, dipped in melted candy wafers, in two different colors, to represent the players on opposing teams, and stick them in the field. It would have been an awesome birthday cake for my friend whose birthday we were celebrating on the same day as the Super Bowl. I didn't end up making the cake, mostly because I spent a ton of time on the birthday girl's cookie request, segmented Tom Brady cookies {which I haven't gotten a chance to blog yet, but you can see them on my Facebook page here}.  I really want to make this next year because I know it would come out super cute and delish.

So I had chocolate cake mix, vanilla icing, shredded coconut, and a huge craving for a chocolate dessert. 

And the Chocolate Coconut Cake Balls came to life.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day Sugar Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had fun making cookies for this holiday with some Valentine's themed sprinkles, hearts, squares, marbling, and cutouts...

I also played around with the ombré look on these hearts...