Monday, January 25, 2010

Christmas Baking Part 2: Oreo Balls

Another thing I made for Christmas is Oreo balls. THEY WERE AMAZING AND SO EASY! I found them on a blog called Homemaking Fun. I didn't want to make them ahead of time because they're mixed with cream cheese and I didn't have room in my fridge. Besides, I ALWAYS have an issue with refrigerating chocolate covered things because they get white dots every time I do and it makes them look old. I don't want people to think I'm feeding them bad food.. lol. I definitely think everyone who likes Oreos should try these.. Who doesn't like Oreos though? 0_o

To make these you'll need:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package Oreos, crushed
23 ounce bag chocolate chips w/ 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
(OR chocolate candy coating)

-Crush the Oreos (including the filling) into fine crumbs with a food processor

-Mix the Oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese together with a mixer

-Once the mixture is combined roll it into balls

-Lay the balls on a lined cookie sheet (Do not let the balls touch each other)

-When all the mixture is all on a cookie sheet put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes

-While they are hardening melt the milk chocolate and shortening (or chocolate candy coating, which is what i used in green and red) in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, Stir.. and then microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted

-Dip one ball at a time into the chocolate and place on a piece of wax/parchment paper to dry (I used a lollipop stick and tapped the stick softly against the side of the bowl to get the excess chocolate off and then stuck the sticks into a piece of styrofoam to let them dry, Then I slowly pulled the sticks out and set them on a piece of tin foil so I could drizzle the opposite color of chocolate across them with a pastry bag, or you could use a small sandwich bag with a hole cut in the end)

Again I have some terrible pictures! I was so busy that I just took them on my camera phone =\

This is one batch that I put into a christmas tin in mini cupcake papers..

I wrapped these in treat bags with matching ribbon and wrapped a box with wrapping paper..

Christmas Baking Part 1: Rice Krispie Treats

I know this is a little late but I have to post anyway [= because I made a TON of stuff.. I actually spread myself a little thin to do everything that I did.. I had 2 different houses to go to and I wanted to bring an equal amount of desserts to both places but I also had a few things that I wanted to try out.. One thing that I learned from my whole Christmas baking experience is that you should NEVER experiment when you have a lot to do.. EVER! lol.. I need to learn to stop trying to do it all. I always stress myself out because I always over do it. I always do get everything done though.
Anyway the first thing that I made was Rice Krispies treats. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rice Krispies treats! They are super easy to make, delicious and you could make them ahead of time! Whats better than that? Every time I make them I always put drizzled chocolate and sprinkles. If you've never made them because you think they're too messy like I did.. You have to give them a try because they are 100 times better than the premade ones!

To make them you need:

6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
1- 10 ounce bag of marshmallows (I use mini marshmallows because they melt faster)
1/2 stick of butter

In a large pot melt the butter and then add the marshmallows. Keep stirring until they're all melted and then add in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Just mix everything together until all the cereal is mixed into the marshmallow.
I usually spray a glass brownie pan with non-stick cooking spray and let them cool in it. It's easier to drizzle the chocolate onto them and make them into bars.

Here's a pic. Unfortunately it's not the best pic because it was taken with my camera phone because my camera battery has been dead for weeks lol

Check back for Christmas Baking Part 2: Oreo Balls.. Coming soon [=

Friday, January 15, 2010

Penis Cake

This is an old post from a different page but i just wanted to combine them
This year for my friend Alicias birthday i thought it might be funny to bake her a penis cake. I think it came out really good but the pictures really don't do it justice, It was much smoother in person. Since it was my first penis cake I know that it's not as detailed as it could have been but i know the next one will be better =].. (I'm better with boob cakes =])

Just a slightly different angle..