Monday, September 20, 2010

And the Dessert WINNER is....

And the Dessert WINNER is.....

Oh how I love my weekends, so sad the weekend is over. Well it was a pretty good weekend though. Piper spent the night and we did some baking. We went to a cookout where there was a dessert contest. We both found a good recipe and decided we were going to enter this dessert contest. Piper chose Apple Dumplings and I chose Cake Balls. Just us two girls in the kitchen baking away... it was a lot of fun but geezz my kitchen needed a good scrubbin after all that baking. The apple dumplings were probably one of the best desserts I have ever had, she really did do everything on her own. I think the only thing I did was cut and peel the apples. My cakes ball were delicious but a little too rich for me.
 Dessert Contestant # 1
Apple Dumplings

Peel 2 granny apples and cut into 8 slices each
(I did 4 because I doubled the recipe)

Get two cans of cresent rolls and roll them out into a buttered baking pan
Put 1 or 2 slices of apple in each cresent roll

Mix your sauce over the stove: melt 2 sticks of butter with 1.5 cups of sugar and tsp of vanilla
Then pour over the apple dumplings coating each one thoroughly
After that take a small can of mountain dew and pour around all the edges and we put a little in the middle also
Then top it off with a little cinnamon!

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Voila... all done!!!!


Dessert Contestant # 2
Cake Balls

First decide what flavor cake and icing you want to use. You can really get fun with the flavors.
I used a spice cake with a pecan icing and for the second batch red velvet cake with a cream cheese icing.
Make your cake first and when its done and still warm crumble into mixing bowl. Add your choice of icing and yes a whole container. Mix together well.
Next task.. lick the bowl ( ;

Using a melon baller or just some sort of scooper make round balls out of the cake mixture. Place on a tray and put them into the refrigerator until cake mixture has hardened a little.

Melt your chocolate coating in a large mixing bowl
Then start dipping your cake balls into the coating using as toothpick or anything that works for you (your fingers will do just fine also) lol!

You can sprinkle nuts, sprinkles, coconut, anything you want on them. Then place in the refrigerator until chocolate has hardened completely.
There you go...your yummy cake balls are complete!


Okay so now what you all have been waiting for... the winner of the dessert contest was.....
 Piper with her famous Apple Dumplings!
She won first place overall best dessert. There was a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and she won 1st!! I was so proud of her and she couldn't get the smile off her face. My cake balls didn't place but they were still good ( :  However, even I admit the apple dumplings were way better.
Piper won some great prizes and is now the apple dumplings master. I think that is now "her thing" for all the holidays.

And I want too say how EXCITED I am about Fall!! I love fall decorations and smells and colors and holidays. Now the allergies I could do without but I see a lot of zrytec in my future. Here is one of my favorite little fall enjoyments I have out right now.

Just a little decorated jar with our favoite kind of jelly bellys in it! We get into this jar daily and enjoy picking out our favs. Its the little things in life that bring smiles to our faces.
I also need some ideas for a new Fall table centerpiece! I have had a tall glass vase with palms and lemmons in it for summer but am ready for a good change. So all you creative cats out there, if you have any ideas I would love to hear them!!

Enjoy your Week! I hope its a Great One!!!
Thanks for reading ( :


LindseyLove said...

Cake balls!! YUM, YUM, YUM! Cake dough is my absolute fav!!

Anonymous said...

yummmmmm! Both desserts looked awesome and I'm super impressed! Glad you and Piper had fun and glad we got to see you guys this weekend!

Lindsey said...

I love this so much!