I have been lookng at everyone's blogs over the past week and have been watching all the challenges go by, wishing that I could join in but I have spent the week preparing for my sons birthday!! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to bake so I relished in the fact that I had heaps to do but no matter how prepared you think you are, you still seem to run out of time... Or is that just me??? So the weeks leading up to Liam's 6th birthday I came across a couple of fantastic blogs and decided I just had to make what they had so I did!! Not as good as there's but pretty close I reckon.
Below are choc chip cookie dough truffles and cake pops!! I found the choc chip cookie dough truffles over at Bakingdom
and decided to give them a go!! I covered some of them in chocolate but ran out so I left the others plain and they seemed to be a hit more than the chocolate covered one's They are very sweet so perhaps the chocolate was a bit much but I was just following the recipe!! The cake pops really grabbed my attention when I saw them on the Bakerella
they are just adorable and you can make so many things.. Well if you were talented, which I am not!! Anywa, I had planned to make the cupcake pops but just ran out of time so instead had planned to make the smiley faces but because of the weather here the pens would just not work so these are the end result!! The cake is a Red Velvet cake which I got the recipe from here
, then I mixed the cake crumbs with some cream cheese frodting then covered them in white chocolate first, then topped them with the blue!! They were rather yummy too... but oh so much sugar!!
Every year i look forward to make my boys birthday cakes and take on any challenge but this year Liam wanted a store bought Ben 10 cake!! I was a bit disappointed but tried to look at it in a different way and figured if I didn't have to make a cake then I would have to be rushed as much!! But i kept pushing the point with Liam just to make sure he really didn't want me to make the cake and suggested that I just make a round cake and we buy the Ben 10 Topper! He was happy with that but then we came across a Harry Potter topper (cos Harry's the best at the moment :)) and he wanted that!! So I decided to make a red velvet cake but blue with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting!! and this is what it turned out like!!
Below is the outside
Below is the inside
Everyone seemed to love it and seeing as there is less than half left then I guess it was ok!! LOL!!
After all the baking I decided I wanted to make a special card for Liam and seeing as he was into Harry Potter, I did a search on Harry Potter Digi stamps and came across this one from Bugaboo Stamps
It was quite late when I made this card and wasn't sure whether i had done enough but Liam loved it!! I would have loved to have bought hermione and Ron but I just didn't have the time to colour them!!
So now that Liam's birthhday is over i can get back to my card making!! I can't wait till Monday when I catch up with Sam and make a couple of cards for some challenges... YAY!!
That's all from me till next week, have a busy few days coming up so will post some cards soon!!
Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx