Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Day treats from Bakerella

If you haven't found your way over to Bakerella yet, you need to. Go ahead and link over there right now. Just go ahead and add her to your feed/reader. She is fabulous. She makes the most incredible looking treats and (for the most part) they are all things even I can do.

So, let's take a look at her Valentine treats from the last two years.

Oreo Kisses

1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
chocolate bark

1. Finely crush all but seven cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Then, begin to form the shape of a kiss. Flattening the bottom and forming a point at the top. (Mine ended up about 1.5″ tall)
5. It helps to put the uncoated balls in the freezer for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart when you drop into the melted chocolate.
6. Melt chocolate as directed on package and then dip “kisses” one at a time into chocolate, tap off extra and slide them off spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
7. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy! Oh yeah, just eat the extra seven cookies.

1. Handwrite your messages or create them on the computer. Cut out the strips (about 1/4″ tall and however wide you need).
2. Cut up some square sheets of aluminum foil (about 5.5″ square)
3. Place dry kiss in center and start wrapping the foil around the base. Insert message near top and secure it by pressing the foil together at top.

Next is a box of truffles cake.

Believe it or not, this whole beautiful thing is cake! Bakerella has a step by step tutorial on how to make this beautiful treat. I know it wouldn't look as good, but I would probably skip the fondant and use card stock for the bottom and use icing for the sides.

Now, try to tell me that she is not just incredible.

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