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Rainbow Cookies

I made these fun rainbow cookies for my little lady’s Unicorn First Birthday Party.

I was busy planning 2 birthday parties at the same time and needed to save myself from getting too overeager and stressed. I decided to make some simple cookies that would still have that WOW factor.

I baked them with sprinkles because nothing says rainbow and unicorn like sprinkles!

I bought this cute rainbow cookie cutter here.

I outlined these in white buttercream and filled with white icing. Once they were dry they were ready for painting!

I mixed food coloring gel with a couple drops of vodka. (Lemon juice can also be used if you don’t want to use vodka or don’t have any on hand. The alcohol evaporates so there’s no issue with kids eating these!)

I used a small paintbrush to paint the colors on one at a time.

This was the first time I’ve done this and I learned as I was going that I should have waited to do the next color until the first one had dried. Some of my colors were a little thin and started the bleed into each other.

Most of them still turned out pretty cute in the end. They kind of looked like a kid had painted or colored them. 💗

I decided to outline the clouds at the end because it helped cover the awkward line where the color met the cloud.

At the party I used them as favors. They looked so cute on the table with the rest of the decorations!

Do you love funfetti and sprinkles as much as I do?? Check out these other funfetti treats I have made:

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Funfetti Oreo Surprise Cookies

Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles

Funfetti Blondies

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Unicorn Smash Cake

I made this cake for my tiny babe’s Unicorn First Birthday Party.

Unicorn cakes are “all the rage” right now. You can find them on Instagram and Pinterest and just about anywhere. I really wanted to make one for the party but I knew I needed to be reasonable with my skill level.

Cakes are not exactly my thing. They stress me out and there’s only 1 so if you mess it up there’s no extra to fall back on. Smash cakes on the other hand are smaller and don’t need to be perfect because the baby is just going to mess it up anyway!

I did a funfetti cake and frosted the outside in white with a little bit of pink streaks. (Which may or may not have been an accident.)

I wrapped the colors separately and added them all to the piping bag together to create this colored look.

I used a big star tip and piped swirls for the unicorn’s mane, then filled in the holes with stars.

Once I felt like the mane had a good flow, I sprinkled it with iridescent sparkles. It’s hard to capture in pictures but it was so pretty!

I made the ears and horn from cookies. I baked the horn on a stick so that I could easily put it on and take it off of the cake when it was time. I outlined and filled the cookies in white, plus a little pink for the ears. The horn, once dry, I painted in silver luster dust. I really like this one because you don’t have to mix it, it’s already ready to go.

I piped eyes and eyelashes on the unicorn and once they were dry I painted them in silver luster dust.

Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I think she liked it!

If you want to see more of my smash cakes, check out these links!

Pumpkin Smash Cake

Cookie Monster Smash Cake

Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

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Unicorn Birthday

My little Audrey turned ONE and we threw her a magical unicorn birthday party!

Here are some of the fun details. 🦄

((I will do separate posts for the cookies and cake. They were so fun to make!))

(Don’t worry she’s not crying here, the wind was making her eyes water!)

I made Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats and a Rainbow Fruit Tray.

This is the smash cake I made…

There were also funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. I made my own sprinkle medley for these.

The rainbow cookies were the favors.

This birthday sign is from this Etsy shop. She made one a couple years ago for Levi’s first birthday.

So hard to believe my last little baby is ONE!

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Spring Rice Krispies

I made these Spring Rice Krispies last week for work. Instead of using my normal 13×9 pan I pressed them into a sheet pan. Once they cooled I used a butterfly cutter to cut them cute for Spring/Easter. One major advantage of doing this is lots of scraps to munch on. 😊

I added about 1/3 cup of dry funfetti cake mix to these Rice Krispie treats. (Add right into the melted mallows before pouring on the cereal.) They were super yummy but didn’t really taste “cakey” enough for me. I’ll probably add more next time. Of course I also had to top them with extra sprinkles, cuz… Duh. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful  holiday weekend! 

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Funfetti Sugar Cookies

These are so cute and fun, and just perfect for the New Year!

They held their shape pretty well so they would be just the perfect substitute for any regular cut-out cookie recipe!

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Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup)
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
scant 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup dry cake mix (Funfetti, white, or yellow cake)
1/4 cup jimmies (long sprinkles)

Directions:
1. Cream together butter and sugar. (I like to cut my butter up into chunks first so that I don’t have to wait for it to come to room temperature.)

2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Scrape bowl if necessary.

3. Keeping mixer on low speed, add salt and baking powder. Slowly add flour then dry cake mix.

4. Knead the extra sprinkles in by hand. I tried using my mixer and it chopped some of them up.

5. Roll and cut as desired. I roll my cookies 1/8″ thick and bake for 9 minutes. Thinner cookies will cook faster.

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For these I just made a plain clear/white icing. I added 6 tbsp+1 tsp of milk to 1 lb of powdered sugar, and mixed until syrup consistency. Pour into a bottle and squeeze onto the cookies.

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Happy New Year!

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Pumpkin Smash Cake

Reese turns 1 right around Thanksgiving time, so her party was pumpkin themed!

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I got to make the smash cake!

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Poor Reese got burned on her candle while everyone was singing to her, so she was terrified of her cake from that point on.

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Mama had to cut it up to give her some, at which point all was again right with the world. 🙂

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Happy Birthday Reese!

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Funfetti Blondies

Sometimes you see a recipe and think, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

This is not one of those recipes.

This recipe, you do have time for. This is the easiest recipe ever.

These took about 5 minutes to get from my cabinet to my oven.

So in total, you can have these in your mouth in about an hour.

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Funfetti Blondies – recipe found here at Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix (I always use Betty)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup + a splash of milk

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup sprinkles

1/2 cup white chocolate chips (Sally noted these as optional. I opted in!)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray pan with non-stick spray. (I used a 9×9 pan, but a 8×8 or even a round pan will work if that’s all you have.)

2. Mix all ingredients together except the white chocolate chips, mixing them in last. It should be thick and sticky.

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3. Press/spread batter into pan as evenly as possible.

4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges just start to turn brown. The center will look under-cooked, but that’s okay!

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5. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before diving in. Letting it sit and cool will set up the center and make them dense and gooey. (Like a delectable brownie sans chocolate!)

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These are some of the yummiest things I’ve ever had. If you’re a funfetti fan, make these ASAP!

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My baking itch is back! Now I just need to manage to find time to bake. And I need to come up with good ideas. And I need to get back to work so my hubby and I stop eating everything ourselves. Seriously.

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Gender Reveal Funfetti Cupcakes

I’m going to start off by getting politically correct. I only named this post “Gender Reveal” because that’s the term everyone uses, that’s how it’ll be searched, and that’s how people are going to know what I’m talking about. People throw around the terms “sex” and “gender” as if they’re the same thing – but they are not.

The correct term for this party should be “Sex Reveal Party” because that’s what you find out when you’re pregnant – the sex of the baby. Sex is literally the physical body parts. Gender on the other hand, is how the person identifies. For most people, their sex and gender are aligned. In some rare instances, the person truly deep down feels like they should have been born with the opposite body parts because they feel like the opposite sex on the inside. Since we obviously can’t tell what the baby’s gender will be while it’s still in utero, we should only ever be referring to their sex.

Anyway….

I got the amazing opportunity to be the baker for a friend’s sex reveal party. Mama-to-be and Daddy-to-be did not even know the sex, so the tech actually sent me an email directly to let me know the color for the big surprise!

I just found the best ever Homemade Funfetti Recipe, and Mama-to-be requested funfetti, so it was perfect! (I’m not going to list the ingredients and directions here since I just posted it, but go check it out if you want to make some awesome funfetti!!)

The best thing about funfetti from scratch is that you can have whatever colored sprinkles you want. I added just pink and blue for these special cupcakes.

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After baking them, I used a melon baller to core out a hole in the top of just 3 of the cupcakes. Then I made my Easy Buttercream Recipe, colored a small amount, and squeeze it into the hole.

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Since I was topping these with white frosting, and I didn’t want the color to seep into the white and ruin the surprise, I left them to crust over a bit while I went to Michaels. 🙂

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Then I just piped swirls on the tops and sprinkled the tops with colored sugar.

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Mama-to-be and Daddy-to-be each got a special cupcake with the color hidden inside.

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The 3rd cupcake with the color was mixed in with the rest of the cupcakes and randomly distributed to their party guests. One lucky guest got the surprise center cupcake announcing to everyone that they’re having a BOY!!

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These cupcakes were super fun to make and fun to be able to know before the excited parents to be!

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I posted the cored-out cupcake picture above (without the color) on my Instagram to tease the Mama-to-be, and just said something like “Making gender reveal cupcakes” …. and I didn’t even think about it but everyone thought it was MY reveal! Haha, nope – sorry guys, mine is going to be a surprise when Baby comes!!!

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Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

I’ve always wanted a good homemade funfetti recipe. Every time I try one that I find online, I am disappointed. Boxed funfetti is perfection, but cupcakes are appreciated more (especially for a party!) when they’re made from scratch.

This time I decided to start with a well-known blogger’s “best ever” recipe and adapt as I needed to in order to make funfetti. Problem is, I still wanted it to be easy and able to make with basic ingredients. Ain’t nobody got time for fancy ingredients or steps.

I ended up going with Glory’s Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes from her blog Glorious Treats. Quick word about Glory – she actually lives within 15-20 minutes of me in a neighboring city! I’ve never met her, but I think she’s fabulous and I hope to someday. 🙂

**Some of the ingredients below have an “or” in parenthesis. Use whichever ingredient(s) you have on hand!**

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakesrecipe adapted from Glorious Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup + 1 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp flour  (or 1 1/4 cups cake flour and NO cornstarch)

2 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk  (or 1/2 cup buttermilk and skip the vinegar/lemon juice)

1/2 tsp white vinegar (or lemon juice)

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup oil

1/4 cup sprinkles (jimmies work best)

Directions:

1. Whisk together flour and cornstarch. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

2. Combine the milk and vinegar and set aside.

3. Beat eggs 10-20 seconds, then slowly add sugar and beat. Once full combined, beat in extracts and oil.

4. Slowly add half the flour mixture with the mixer on low. Then add half the milk and combine well. Slowly add the other half of the flour mixture, then the other half of the milk.

5. Turn off mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Stir in the sprinkles by hand.

6. Carefully pour mixture into a lined cupcake pan, filling each liner about 2/3 the way. Do not overfill!

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7. Bake at 350* for 15-18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

8. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

This recipe makes about 15 cupcakes.

I topped mine with my Easy Buttercream.

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles

I guess it turned out to be funfetti week. 🙂

I have made Cookie Dough Truffles once before, here. Instead of chocolate chip cookie dough, this time I went with funfetti.

This idea is really not new. You might have seen this on Pinterest. Something similar was also done by Hayley. And a slightly different recipe can be found here by Shugary Sweets.

Since all the recipes are slightly different, and I just recently made funfetti cookies, I decided to adapt my own recipe to be “egg free” aka pregnant lady friendly.

Speaking of pregnant lady, have you seen my new sidebar pic?! I’m going to try to keep it updated as I go now so you can all see whyyyy I am not posting very often.

Anyway, back to these cookie dough truffles.

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles

Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks salted butter (3/4 cup)

1 cup sugar

6 tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

scant 1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1 cup dry funfetti cake mix

4 tbsp any kind of sprinkles

Directions:

1. Beat together butter and sugar. Add milk and vanilla, scraping beater as needed.

2. Add baking powder and salt, then slowly add flour then funfetti mix.

3. Add more sprinkles. I used a few different random packets of Karen’s Cookies sprinkles. I had been saving them up and this was the perfect opportunity to utilize them!

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4. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and lay on cookie sheet. Freeze until firm.

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5. Melt candy melts in microwave. Using a fork, dip the balls into the candy and tap off any excess.

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Return to the cookie sheet and sprinkle the top with more sprinkles.

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6. Store in refrigerator.

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My brother would absolutely LOVE these!!

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