cake, popcorn

Movie theatre popcorn cake #2

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Ingredients

1 stick butter, plus more for greasing the pan
1 bag movie theater popcorn, popped
1 cup M&M’s
1 cup Reese’s Pieces
1/2 cup Raisinets
1/2 cup Milk Duds
1 (1-ounce) box Cracker Jack
1 Butterfinger, chopped
16 ounces mini marshmallows

Directions

  1. Thoroughly grease a bundt cake pan with melted butter or cooking spray.
  2. Gently mix together the popcorn and candy in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add mini marshmallows and keep cooking until they are completely melted. Take the butter and marshmallow mixture off of the heat and let cool for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the marshmallow mixture to the popcorn and candy, and fold until the popcorn and candy are completely and evenly coated. Transfer to the buttered bundt pan, pressing it into all of the crevices.
  5. Let set for 1 hour before slicing and serving

Think out of the box and also make popcorn cake pops…mmmm, yummy!

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Check out on youtube a “how to”

You can also see another recipe at http://cookiesandcups.com/popcorn-cake/

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food, tips, trends

Ice cream cone Cupcakes in-trending 6

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Cupcakes in a cone!
The new massive sweet trend.  It has the look and the taste…can you imagine something better?  A great choice for events (birthdays, holidays, special occasions). Just do it!

1 box cake mix (I chose chocolate), plus ingredients on back of box
24 cake cones
Vanilla Buttercream (recipe & ingredients follow)
Hot fudge sundae syrup
Sprinkles
Patted-dry maraschino cherries

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Put one cake cone in the bottom of each muffin cavity. Set aside.
2. Prepare your cake batter according to package directions. I stirred mini chocolate chips in mine for a fun addition. Portion your batter into each cake cone, about 2/3 full or just toward the middle of the cone. Don’t fill too much higher or it may overflow. Very carefully put the pans into the oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely.

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Easy Vanilla Bean Buttercream *the addition of vanilla bean paste as opposed to vanilla extract lends a richer, ice-cream-like flavor to this frosting, but in a pinch, use vanilla extract

2/3 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
About 3-4 Tbsp milk
About 4 cups powdered sugar

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and vanilla bean paste until creamy, about 2 mins. Gradually begin adding powdered sugar, about one cup at a time, using a Tbsp of milk every so often to thin out the frosting and make it creamy. Frosting should be light and fluffy and not too soft.
2. Heat the hot fudge sauce for about 10 seconds. You want it to be on the verge of becoming liquidy but not quite there yet (too liquidy and it’ll melt the frosting, but not heated up at all will result in an ugly  glob). Spoon a small spoonful of hot fudge sauce onto the tops of your frosted cupcakes. Top with sprinkles and a cherry. Serve immediately.

Ice cream cone

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Two food trends for 2014 in-trending 4

Mind blowing food
100% bacon
A burger that utilizes an excess of bacon in every single aspect from the pure bacon patties to the

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Waffle tacos
This treat doesn’t have a time..but during breakfast it’s a top choice.Filled with breakfast goodies, you can literally eat a well-balance breakfast while driving. Not that I’d condone eating and driving…le taco with ice cream..it’s supreme!

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food, taste

Oreo Madness in-trending 6

Fast, easy, yummy

Attention, baking is not included. You wake up one day and you have a “want to eat chocolate need”, story of your life, i know! So if you want to make something yummy for you and your favorite people, you have to play it safe and choose oreo cookies as the main ingredient of your recipe.

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Let’s do it

We need

1 Pack of Oreos

1 cup of milk

Cool whip, light, or fat free will also work if you are looking to cut a few extra calories off.

Let’s cut to the chase

Dip the cookies in the milk, for a second or two, and then let them rest. Spread whip cream on the top and then put one more layer of oreo cookies, and then again whip cream. On the top, if you have a few extra cookies, crumble them, and spread them. It’s ready to amuse your senses.

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