Here are some special treats you can fix for Mother's Day that are sure to please. If you scroll down to the bottom, you can also see the birthday cake I made for my hubby last week.
1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup oil
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Dough will be pretty thick.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 1.5 to 2 inches apart. (should make about 48 dough balls)
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. You know they are done when the tops crinkle.
Let cool on pan for 2-3 minutes and then place on cooling rack.
While cooling make the frosting (recipe below)
Frost the bottom side of one cookie and then sandwich it together with the bottom side of another cookie.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp clear vanilla (or another flavoring extract)
4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 Tbsp water (or amount needed to get proper consistancy)
Food coloring if desired.
Cream butter and shortening together.
Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and water a Tbsp at a time until you get to the correct consistancy.
Add food coloring if desired.
This is such a quick and easy recipe that takes very little time. My kids love to help make these and they taste great too. Can't beat that! Any mother on your list would love to get these for a treat. Or you could accidentally leave your computer on with this page pulled up and maybe the man in your life will get the brilliant idea that you would like these for Mother's day. HINT! HINT!
What? A girl can dream...right?!
As promised, here are the pics of the Transformer Birthday Cake I made for my hubby. His birthday is 3 days after E's birthday, so we spent the week gorging on sugar celebrating together. It was so fun.
Each year the kids decide what kind of cake I should make for Dad. Last year was R2D2. That cake just about did me in! Decorating it was what made me decide to learn how to make and use fondant. This year they decided on Transformers.
The cake is just a yellow cake mix. The frosting is Chocolate Buttercream (same recipe as above except add a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa powder. The Transformer face is made of marshmallow fondant.
I think it turned out pretty well. I wish I would have covered the entire cake in fondant to give it a more smooth finish, but I was pressed for time, so I only did the face. It still looks good though.
p.s. My son just gave me a hug and patted my stomach and asked me why my tummy is getting so big. NICE! I think next week's Foodie Friday will be a recipe for a super healthy, low fat, low calorie, and absolutely delicios Something or Other. :)
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