Winning Combinations

What do you get when you put me, my best friend Lizz, her daughter Skylar together with a fun new project and the promise of a great blog post? Some cuteness with some excellent photos is what, and countless “balls” jokes…which you’ll understand in a minute!

I discovered Bakerella’s cupcake bites about a year ago, and they’ve been lurking in my brain since. I love the idea of them, and you all know me and my cute food obsession! Since our oven is busted, I enlisted LIzz’s oven and the help of her and Skylar to create this adorable project as part of my sister’s birthday present.

Step 1: Bake a cake. We used Funfetti mix (since Skylar said we had to do rainbow colored cake.)

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Allow Dad to lick the bowl, and kids to lick the beaters!

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Step 2: Instruct 5-year-old to crumble the cake with her hands

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cupcake bites

Step 3: Mix 1 can frosting in with the crumbled cake

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Step 4: With wet hands, roll the cake mixture into small balls, about 3/4″ in diameter.

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Step 5: Melt chocolate and colored candy melts to a liquid consistency. We used the “double boiler” method.

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cupcake bites

Step 5: Squeeze melted chocolate into the bottom of a cup-shaped candy mold.

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cupcake bites

Step 6: Give 5-year-old your iPhone to play games on while Mommy and Mara do the “grown up” part of the project.

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Step 7: Press chilled cake balls into the chocolate-filled molds and allow to cool. Remove from mold and repeat.

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cupcake bites

Step 8: Dip top halves of mini cupcakes into colored candy melts, and decorate with sprinkles and upside-down M&Ms.

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cupcake bites

Step 9: Commence taking ridiculous number of pictures of adorable mini cupcakes!

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cupcake bites

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cupcake bites

Step 10: Package in boxes

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cupcake bites

Step 11: Devour the leftovers!

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cupcake bites

Step 12: Join family for Leigh’s birthday celebration full of family recipes, including roasted chicken and fillets, and an apple cake you’ll be seeing again!

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Step 13: Announce winner of the BBQ Package contest from ICBINB

Comment #40, which was Nina!! Congratulations! I’ll email you for your address and get you in contact with your benefactor!

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20 Responses to Winning Combinations

  1. Lauren says:

    I’m not sure what is cuter, Skylar or the cupcakes! :)
    Lauren´s last blog post ..Tolys Surprise 25th Birthday Party

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    Perfect post title for a perfect celebration! :-D

  3. Oh my….I want those little cupcakes now! :)
    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat)´s last blog post ..1390Double Pasta Leftovers

  4. Nina says:

    I must have one of those cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Wei-Wei says:

    That is WAY too cute. I just loooove Bakerella – I wonder if it’d work with homemade frosting, though.

  6. Tyler says:

    I did not know that it was possible to make funfetti even more fun! Those look amazing!
    Tyler´s last blog post ..Shrimp Paella and B-Day Recap

  7. O.M.G. i had something similar to that when there was a food festival in town…so freak’n delicious. i had one in carrot cake, red velvet and walnut. tasttttyyyyyyyy!
    Melissa @ TryingToHeal´s last blog post ..I Should Be Barred

  8. I’m in love! Sounds like you and the ladies had a picture perfect evening. I feel privileged to have had a sneak peek of this deliciousness. :) Can’t wait to see what was in store for Leigh’s birthday celebration! Happy belated to her!
    Jenn (eating bender)´s last blog post ..24 Reasons Why I Said Yes

  9. Marianne says:

    Um, I’m pretty sure I need to make those because they are awesome. Wonder if I could do it with homemade cake and frosting instead. Like…chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting? Oh hells yes!
    Marianne´s last blog post ..A Day In The Life – Monday Edition

  10. MizFit says:

    I lovelovelove all the photos.

    LOVE.
    MizFit´s last blog post ..How to get sponsored for conferences

  11. Oh my goodness! This sounds SO sinful!! Wish I could taste test one ;)
    Mary (What’s Cookin’ with Mary)´s last blog post ..Cabernet Meat Sauce

  12. Debby says:

    Those little cupcakes looks delicious :)
    Debby´s last blog post ..Pasta Carbonara

  13. Tracey says:

    Those cupcakes are so cute and actually look like something I would be able to create:)

  14. What a wonderful job you did!!!! :) I know of a lot of people that tried to replicate these and they came out looking like a disaster. Yours, however, are gorgeous!
    TorontoGirloutWest´s last blog post ..A Day for Cheaters

  15. glidingcalm says:

    SO.STINKIN.ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love them!!!!
    glidingcalm´s last blog post ..Love this product!!!

  16. Kathryn says:

    recipe4living.comYum! I wish my baking creations looked that pretty! You should try these banana chocolate chunk cupcakes. They are incredible!
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