Candyfetti Mini Trifles

 

Have you tried Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed yet?  Well…if you haven’t you are missing out!  It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and chewy.  Perfect to eat on it’s own or to sprinkle on cupcakes, ice cream, pancakes…anything your little heart desires really.

We used Candyfetti to make mini trifles for our upcoming Valentine’s Day party!  And let me tell you,  they were a hit by our taste testers!   You can make them too, just follow the recipe below:

Supplies

  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Cute spoons

Ingredients

  • Box of cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Candyfetti

I use the term “trifle” pretty loosely.  If you want to make a traditional trifle you could add custard and fruit, but since these cups are so small I just used frosting!  Make the cake according to the directions.  Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool, cut the cake in half length wise.

Candyfetti Cake

 

Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.

Candyfetti Cake

Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.

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Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.

Candyfetti Cake

Candyfetti Cake

Repeat the above steps one more time…

Candyfetti Cake

That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!

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Happy Baking!

Katie

Photo credits:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

DIY Donut Balloons

Oh donuts! They make me so happy…these donut balloons make me pretty happy too! They are so easy to make – with just a little paint and some of your own hot air! Here’s how I did it:

Donut Balloons

Supplies

  • Acrylic paint 3 or 4 colors
  • Small to medium size artist paint brushes
  • Gold metallic tape (optional)

Fancy Supplies

First step, blow up the balloons – either all at once or as you paint them. I’m not going to lie, they are a little tricky to blow up. At first it will seem like only one half of the balloon will inflate, but just keep blowing and eventually the whole thing fills up.

Donut Balloons

After you’ve filled the balloons you can start to paint! I used a Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue for the frosting on my balloons (Love the color of these balloons? You can find the paint at the store with the big red bulls eye). Using a medium sized artists paint brush paint a layer all around the front of the balloon leaving some white space in the middle and along the outer edges. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

You'll want to paint it on a little smoother than this...
You’ll want to paint it on a little smoother than this…

Now that your balloons are dry you can paint a second coat of paint. Let dry for at least 20 to 30 minutes.

Sprinkle time! In addition to the Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue, I used Neon Pink and White paint for the sprinkles. Using a small brush pick up a little glob of paint and paint a short line onto the balloon wherever you like, however you like. I also used gold metallic tape – I cut little pieces of that and stuck it to the balloons.

Donut Balloons

And there you have it! Your very own custom donut balloons.

Donut Balloons

This was such a fun project – even my kiddos got into it!

Luckily the paint washes off the balloons easily!
Luckily the paint washes off the balloons easily!

So, donut wait any longer (Ha I’m so punny!) – stop at Fancy That to pick up your donut balloons and get your craft on!

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