Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cupcake Cuteness

I am not sure it gets any cuter than this:

Yummy!!!!  I made these little cuties on a whim today.  Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting for the insides, dark chocolate coated bottoms, white chocolate tinted a dark pink for the tops, decorated with multi colored non-pareils and a white mint M&M

Almost too cute to eat, right?

No, really, too cute to gobble up.

So hard to resist!

Monday, December 20, 2010


I've decided to give cake ball truffle and cake ball pop making a try.  I figure hey, I make them pretty, I might as well try to make some money, right?

Here are my latest creations:

Custom Cake Pop Arrangement


The Santa Hat, this was time consuming, but well worth the effort

I call this one a snowball

And it isn't Christmas witout the classic red and green

Here it is again, but this one is coated in dark chocolate, I love the effect the dark chocolate has with the red, green and white

Red chocolate, covered in sanding sugar, I love how sparkly this looks

And my favorite, the classic white Christmas tree!!

All wrapped and ready to be delivered

An order of 80 cake ball truffles for a customer

One of each of the designs used in the large order

I have a Facebook fan page now, find me at "Let's Have a Ball"

You can stop drooling now :o)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wordless Update

Cake Ball Truffles

I first made cake balls last fall, they were a gift for someone, I had never made them before but I was quite surprised with myself because they turned out really well.
So last December I made a bunch of cake ball truffles, I gave them to friends, family, former co-workers, our photographer, etc...  A few months ago our photographer asked me if I'd make them for her, she said she'd pay me because she tried to make them and she said they were not as pretty as mine.  I said sure.  So she contacted me a week ago and she decided she wanted an entire batch which yields about 40-45 cake ball truffles, depending on how large or how small they are rolled.  I delivered them Tuesday and she emailed me the next day telling me they were almost gone and asking if she could place another order!!  This time a double batch!! 

Do you smell the start of a sweet little side business??

I do!!!

I am very excited about this as I love to bake and create.

I will leave you with a few photos of the cake ball truffles I created for her earlier in the week and promise to post my creations after I am done with them this weekend.  Don't drool too much!

Jill's Ultimate Favorite Things Part Deux

Netflix Subscription.  No late fees. No due dates.  No hassle.  I love Netflix and have been a subscriber for about 4 years now.  Cost: $15.95 per month for my plan, 2 DVDs at a time, they have cheaper plans and more expensive plans.  Did I mention we can stream through our Wii too??  AWESOME!!!
Ikea Antilope High Chair.  Simple. Classic. Contemporary. Cost: $20
Canon Rebel XS DSLR Camera.  I have only been using it a week, but I am in love!!!  Why didn't I get this sooner??  Cost: $479-$499 depending on where you buy it and what kind of deals they are offering.

Ugg Classic Tall Boots.  I own two pairs, black and chocolate brown.  I love my Uggs.  I wear them all winter long, I don't care if you think they are Ugg-ly because once you try a pair, you will get it.  Cost: $180
Mia Bossi "Lyndsey" Diaper Bag.  Yes Virginia, that is a diaper bag and a quite fashionable one at that.  I loveeee my Mia Bossi.  Mine is this exact one, but in solid black snakeskin.  Sorry, I didn't feel like photographing mine so this will have to do.  I love that it is ultra fashinable and non-diaper bagish.  I carry it as my purse and when Davis is with me I toss in a few baby items as well.  Cost: $260-$330 (depends on the print and fabric)