Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cupcake Bites for Little Wonders

Here are the little cupcake bites I made to participate in Holly's (Phe/MOM/enon) Blogging for Babies - Little Wonders event. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes, March for Babies.

Most of you might be familiar with them, but for those that aren't, they are the leading non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to pregnancy and baby health. Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality, through research, community services, education and advocacy.

My entry are these little cupcake bites I found over at Pioneer Woman's site. She made them with Bakerella when Bakerella visited The Ranch. I want to visit The Ranch so bad.

These were super easy and I brought them to a friend's birthday night out at a dance club. I know they don't have clubs out at The Ranch...they probably make their own version of a dance club there. I wouldn't miss not having clubs. :)

I used a red velvet cake mix...baked it in a 9x13 pan...and crumbled it all up when cool.

I then added a tub of cream cheese frosting. I think next time I would add just 3/4 of a tub. They were very very moist.

Mixed it all together and rolled little cake balls with my hands. I would have used a scoop but didn't have one small enough.

I put the pan of cake balls into the freezer and they actually sat in there overnight.

The next day...I melted Candy Melts in dark cocoa flavor and put a little in each candy mold. Plopped a cake ball in and set them in the fridge to harden.

After removing them from the mold, I dipped the tops in a mixture of red and white melted Candy Melts (Michaels was out of pink when I went to buy them!) topped with a mini M&M and some sprinkles and there you go!

They're only tiny.

But quite good.

Ready for the club. :)

Want to know more about Little Wonders March for Babies Team? Fantastic!! Here is the Team Page. Any amount that you can sponsor is extremely appreciated. Please, please help spread the word and sponsor Little Wonders if you can! Thank you!


Mermaid Sews said...

Wow, those are super duper, they look just like the originals! I haven't tried these yet, too afraid. I want to visit the ranch too!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh these look so cute! i WILL be making these someday soon :)

PheMom said...

They look so perfect and sweet! Thank you so much for posting this!

Elyse said...

Aww, your cupcake bites look totally fabulous! What a wonderful cause, too. Fabulous, fabulous job!