I’ve been known to make a dessert concoction or two, but this one may take the cake… the waffle cake. See what I did there? No, but seriously. It’s kind of the like the easy bake oven way of making an individual serving of cake without actually having to tell someone you own an easy bake oven. All you have to do is own up to having a waffle maker and the rest is socially acceptable.
This mini waffle cake recipe is as easy as stirring the ingredients together for boxed cake mix and pouring it over your waffle maker and you can mix and match whatever cake and icing flavor you want. It doesn’t really get better than that and it’s almost dangerously easy…
- Boxed cake mix and necessary add ins (or your favorite homemade mix)
- Choice of icing
- Small bowl for warming
Mix the box cake mix and necessary add-ins, and pour a small amount over the warmed waffle maker and cook just long enough to turn golden brown and hold it’s shape.
In a small bowl, microwave your icing for 10 seconds and then drizzle over the waffle cake. Give it a little umph with a dash of sprinkles and you’re all set!
Not to get all chubby on you or anything, but wouldn’t this be so good with a scoop of ice cream too? On second thought, I should probably have dinner before I try and write recipes posts.
Also, I just jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon and I’m a little obsessed. It helps make up for my ridiculous concoctions. Do any of you have one?
Please note that the question mark in the title for this project is supposed to be there. I had a bit of an identity crisis with my original DIY and it morphed into something a little different halfway through. These things happen to me quite a bit. Instead of just editing out the funky stuff and leaving you with a cut and dry finished product, I thought I’d just go ahead and share the messy details and let you decide which project you liked best!
Alas, here we have DIY speckled sprinkles. Originally I wanted to tint white sprinkles and cover white chocolate Reese’s cup eggs with them to look like edible speckled eggs for Easter. I did that first, but then somewhere along the line I ended up rimming glasses of milk with the sprinkles to style the egg photos with and then somehow ended up with more picture of rimmed milk glasses than I did of eggs. I guess this means I liked that idea a bit better, but no one says you can’t have both…
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Pound cake is so amazing to me. It’s easy to incorporate, tastes absolutely scrumptious, and doesn’t require baking (if you buy it pre-made from the store that is). Pair that with the onset of spring, and I was inspired to create no-bake(if that’s the route you take) mini cakes that really highlight the gorgeous fruits that this season brings.
These are perfect for any spring picnic, party or colorful soirees with friends. Here’s how to make your own–
- 1 loaf pound cake
- 1/2 can of vanilla frosting
- fresh fruit of your liking
- tools: round cookie cutter
Start off by prepping and chopping your fruit into small pieces. Then, slice the pound cake into the thickness that you’d like your cake layers to be. Use a cookie cutter to make the cake layers.
Next, frost one layer, add the second layer, then add more frosting on top. Finish off by adding fresh fruit and enjoy!
I know I’ve been a quite the Easter kick lately, but let’s be honest, it’s totally my color scheme. There also aren’t a lot of other times in the year where it’s socially acceptable to serve macaron bunnies to people when they come to your house for a quick visit, which means we need to heed the opportunity while we can, am I right?
Thus, I present to you DIY bunny ear macarons that are perfectly okay (in my book) to serve all of this month if you’d like! And for those of you that aren’t as bunny friendly, bare with me for just a tinyyyy bit longer!
- Craft paper
- Ultra thin taper candles or thin lollipop sticks
- Glue stick
- Pink watercolor paint and brush (optional)
Cut a quick two bows and pair of bunny ears for each cookie you have. To cut the bows, make a small rectangle shape and then cut two wide V shapes from each long side.
Make this craft even quicker by cutting multiple pieces of paper at a time to create multiple pairs at once.
Being very careful to not crush the macaron, gently place a lollipop stick or thin taper candle through the bottom of the cookie. I like using the candles because of the color variety, but either one works as long as they’re thin enough to not break the cookie apart.
Next, use a glue stick to adhere two bows to each other around the stick or candle to keep the double-sided bow in place.
Lastly, you can brush a quick touch of pink for the bunny ears onto the cut out card stock with watercolor and a paint brush, or just you them as is by sticking the ears in the top crease of the cookie making sure they touch icing to keep them in place.
Now all you have to do is serve and enjoy! I think they look cute laying flat (you can even use them as placecards!) or you can fix them into white floral foam to make them stand up in little baskets.