just for you

July 17, 2008

Something to satisfy a sweet craving you may be having today…

Okay… maybe it isn’t just for you, but in preparation for a friend’s wedding.

I may not have realized what I was getting myself into when I volunteered to make 300 favors for a friends wedding. In my mind, I was imagining a truffle looking piece of chocolate all nicely boxed up in a clear plastic cube tied with a ribbon. I had seen a recipe on Bakerella and thought it would be fairly simple, so I would give it a shot. Plus, I like learning new things, so this challenge would be fun. So here is my version…

I used Bakerella’s Red Velvet Cake Balls and dipped it in milk chocolate. I think it turned out pretty good, but then again, I think anything sweet is pretty good!

Now, my Benny on the other hand looked at the ingredients and started freaking out with the amount of Trans Fat per serving, but hey… each guest will only get 1!

So now, I feel more comfortable making 300 and I may attempt to put the couple’s initial’s at the top in white chocolate or just drizzle lines of white chocolate, but we will see about that. The wedding is not for a few weeks, so I still have time to experiment and get mentally prepared for the large number. It can’t be that bad, right?!!

Also, today the bride is coming over, so it will be the real test to make sure she likes it! Cause if she doesn’t… it will be back to the drawing board!
But for now, I will conquer this task one bite at a time!

***Thank you to Bethany for the award. I feel I don’t deserve it with so many, many much more creative people out there, but thank you… thank you! Those I think who are quite deserving are the girls over at Sugar City Journal, Bethany (I think you have gotten this award more than once), Nathalie, Sam, Kathleen, my little-est seester, and to everyone else who just enjoys creating!

***Oh and much thanks to artsy Kathleen from Grosgrain because her hand was magnetized to my name and so we won the dress… you know, the one I wanted so so bad!!! Much thanks to everyone who put in a entry on my behalf. It worked!

14 comments on “just for you”

  • nathalie says:

    hummm can you send me some!…wait don’t send. i think i gained 5 lbs just from looking! my husband’s favorite cake is red velvet! i will have to give this a try! yummmmmmm!

  • Okay… remember when we tried to do my giveaways? That was hilarious! They were so ugly. hahahah

  • Rubyellen says:

    o… i remember! those were horrible! this time i think it is much better… hahaha!!! come over later and pick some up!

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  • Kellie says:

    Hooray for your award!!!! I have never heard of those yummies before..probably a good thing

  • Wow…it looks scrumptious! 🙂

    and congrats on the award and the dress! 🙂

  • How many blogs do you have! I just saw this one…hey, can I enter in those contests at Grosgrain? She is amazing!

    We need to hang out soon..

  • JennyC.No3 says:

    Hmmm … you didn’t find them too sweet? I tried this with my sister a few months back and maybe it was just us, but the cake was just a wee bit sweet for our taste.

    Good luck with that big task ahead of you!!

  • Rubyellen says:

    frances- haha…kathleen from grosgrain is amazing. i always love her stuff!!! anyone can enter, but you have to link to her from your blog. I can see it now… the title of your blog… “Key rolled over” and then enter giveaway at Grosgrain…haha..

    jennycno.3- yes, they were very sweet… but i had a glass of milk and it gave the right balance i needed!

  • Leslie says:

    Wow you ARE brave. Looks dee-lish though

  • livi says:

    mmmhhhh…it seems really good!!!
    love livi

  • Oliver Rain says:

    So pretty. I’ve been wanting to try red velvet cake for a while now.

  • nathalie says:

    i need your address…fast! and some of this delicious stuff! seriously, send me a note with your snail mail address! hugs!

  • OH MY GOSH!!!!! You won!!! I have been out of the loop (busy with the kids and painting) and just saw that you DID win the dress!! I’m so excited for you 🙂 And I do love your blog!! And now I’m hungry for chocolate… again. Thanks for the compliments 😉

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