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Monday, April 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cakes

My sister and I decided that we needed to bake more often!  So to kick off our baking spree we made these little cakes.  We used a Paula Dean chocolate cake recipe for the cakes.  


We wanted to add our own touch so instead of following Paula's recipe for the frosting we made our own peanut butter version.  We didn't measure, we just added and tasted until we found the right combination.  Here is what we put in the frosting:

Vanilla Icing (from the store)
Whipped Cream Cheese
Creamy Peanut Butter
Powdered Sugar 

We didn't add too much store-bought icing but it just saved some time as we were getting tired as it became later and later in the evening :-)

Then we cut Resse's Peanut Butter Cups and put them on top.  

These were simple and delicious cakes that I would make again in a heartbeat.  


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Quick Craft

My sister told me about creating a new candle out of other old candles.  I made this one in about 15 minutes.






I separated each color of wax first.  I put the first color in a cleaned out aluminum can.  I boiled a little water on the stove and put the can inside (double boiler).

Next, I poured the wax into a jar.  Once it set up a little bit I placed half of an old candlestick in the wax to use as a wick.

I waited until the first color was set up and melted the next color.  Then, I poured it in and repeated one last time.

I like it and it was quick simple crafting fun!



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