Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

As a big fan of Cadbury Creme Eggs this time of year you can imagine my excitement to see this pin for Cadbury Creme Egg cupcakes!!


There weren't any details included with the original post, so I winged it and made regular cupcakes and put Cadbury Creme Eggs in the middle. First I put enough batter to hold them up, then I placed them in vertically.

Then I poured the rest of the batter over the Creme Eggs and decided to tilt them horizontally so they would be completely covered.

I baked them as usual, iced them with some spring icing and they turned out picture perfect! Then I carefully packed them into tupperware, and put them securely in the trunk so they wouldn't slide around as we headed to my folks house for Easter Brunch...

This is how they appeared upon arrival :( Apparently either my husband drove to my folks house like a bat out of hell (I don't remember feeling my life was at danger at any point on this trip) or the icing was pretty soft and I should have put these in the fridge overnight to make the icing harden a bit for transit. As much as I love to blame someone else for errors, I'm pretty sure this one was on me.

Oh well, the good news is they still tasted pretty good. Here's one cut in the middle so you can see how they turned out. Not quite as pretty as the one in the original picture (I'm wondering if they froze the eggs before baking or something) but you can still tell there is a Cadbury Creme Egg in there. I'm not sure how I'd rate these. Fun to say there's a Cadbury Creme Egg in your cupcakes at Easter, super easy to make... and tasty, but much tastier than a regular cupcake?? Eh... a little extra sugary crunch in the middle which was nice, but they didn't blow my socks off like the Jack and Coke Cupcakes I made a few months ago.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Breakfast!


I found this adorable idea for an Easter Egg lunch on Pinterest. I tweaked the idea and made it a breakfast that was waiting for Andrew with his Easter basket when he woke up on Sunday morning. He had cheerios, yogurt drops and of course a little easter candy :) He thought it was fun to eat out of the eggs and had fun shaking them and then seeing what was inside. We even took a couple of them with us to church for snacks/entertainment. Loved this idea for this year and look forward to adding the hunt element next year.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Indoor Fort Kit


I saw this idea several months ago and thought it was such a great gift for a kid! When my friend's little man's 4th Birthday came up I knew what he was getting. An Indoor Fort Kit!

I ditched the super hero theme and went for a camping theme instead. I found this great fabric and got 4 yards of it (cut into two pieces) and used that instead of sheets. I found some black burlap and thought that would make a great rugged bag to keep it all in.

Then I assembled the rest of the contents, some clamps, a flashlight/glowstick/whistle, and a pack of glowsticks (not pictured).

Next I made a quick drawstring bag to neatly store the entire for when it's not being used, (I love toys that store easily) and the fort kit was good to go! It was a fun gift to give, especially since I found out he'd never built a blanket fort in his 4 long years! His favorite part was the glow stick/whistle but I think he'll have fun when he gets a chance to build the fort too!

Did This Button!

I so wish this button existed! Then I could simply click did this and move on to the next thing instead of being so far behind on my blog! In my defense, I haven't had time to blog because I've been so busy actually doing things I've pinned! Up next... what I've been doing for the last few weeks!