I had the honor of hosting a baby shower for a dear friend who has been hoping, wishing, working on a baby for years. Like 10. Yeah, that is a looong time. She was recently blessed with a beautiful, busy 16 month old and all of her friends couldn't wait to shower her. In addition to the venue I supplied dessert.
Lori, my friend, is the queen of all things cute. At first I thought I would make a cake but then it became clear to me. Make a few little cute things. Right. Up. Her. Alley.
Here is what I served:
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Notes: Never again. The marshmallow cream oozed out of the sides ( use a scant amount!!) The chocolate chips melted into frosting not into anything that could be used as a "dip." I ended up frosting the ends of the crackers. I sprinkled these with sugar crystals.
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Notes: These cookies are unbelievable. Seriously. It was all due to the mystery ingredient. Ready? Browned butter. Yep. I didn't know how to do it so I watched this.
Cake Batter Truffles
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Notes: Lori was into cake batter before it was a fad. I knew I had to make these for her. They were AMAZING. If you are into this type of thing. Raw dough. Batter. Yes. The truffles were a combination of dough and batter. The candy melts for the coating - that was a completely different issue. I've decided that "friends don't let friends use candy melts." I hate those things. It took me 3 batches of melts to get it thin enough to dip. The third batch was still pretty much frosting but I dunked the cake balls anyway. How does Bakerella do it? I used Crisco to thin the melts. Still not thin. What is the trick? Grrrr.