All I want for Christmas is
a pony a hippopotamus my two front teeth
The other day while I was getting a few gifts, I stumbled across this beauty! I am in love with this mixer :)
If you are shopping for a girl in your life who loves pink and loves to bake, I would say that this machine is a pretty safe bet! But if you are into making homemade goodies for your family and friends, healthy desserts are usually a pretty safe bet as well. I recently ran into a few of my old teachers from elementary school, and my kindergarten teacher told me that she reads my blog (yay!) and that my desserts look delicious. I told her that I would drop some off at the school for them to try. I ended up making a few classics:
This time I garnished them with roughly chopped cashews, peanuts, and chocolate sprinkles. My piping bag ripped–overuse?! ;) so I had to make do with just a ziplockbag for the peanut butter frosting. But aside from the fact that they look like they were decorated by a young child, they turned out great!
I got my niece to sample one, and asked her what she thought. She decided that she needed to close her eyes between bites to make her decision!
Her critique: “they’re a messy mess!”
But other than that, she loved them!
She was right though. They were a messy mess! (I think all cupcakes will be when eaten by three year olds!) But my sister had dressed the girls up for their santa photos, and now this one was covered in chocolate crumbs and peanut butter icing! I had to act quickly, since my sister had just stepped out briefly, so I tried to brush the crumbs off of her but they just got smeared into her white sweater. So I got out the vaccuum and vaccuumed all the crumbs off of her and got her washed up asap! Then I had to vaccuum the entire kitchen because somehow, sitting at the table, she managed to propel crumbs all over the place. :)
Also, just for my former kindergarten teacher, I made some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites. These are so delicious, and so healthy as well. It’s one of my favourite desserts to eat and to give away, because people love them, but never guess that they are good for you!
Finally, I have been experimenting with the concept of microwave mug cakes. My first endeavor was chocolate, and I have to say, it is totally yummy! Recipe to come in the next few days! And then it’s Christmas! :)