Monday, December 26, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Weecakies

                                                               For  a refreshing change of pace Weecakies present:  (drum-roll !!!!!)  Lemon-Blueberry Weecakies.  These lucious lemon cake pops are a lemon cake truffle, made with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, with real blueberries folded into the cake.  The results are a zesty, yet sweet concoction of yumminess.  It is then dipped into yellow colored chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate and topped with blueberries.  They are pretty, fresh-looking, and very tasty.   I am sure you will love them.  Have a Merry in-between-week, celebrating Christmas, and, a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mistletoe and Holly Berries Weecakies

A business associate of my husband calls me every year to order Christmas Weecakies.  He is a Bishop and has about 90 widows living in his ward.  He visits every single one of them, taking Merry Christmas greetings and a Weecakie to each.  What an awesome man he is, personally caring for all of these widows, especially when this time of year is so busy.  I am honored that he uses Weecakies to help lift spirits and brighten the days.  This year I have added two more designs to my Christmas Labels category.  The Mistletoe Weecakie is made with a peppermint crunch flavor cake truffle-crushed peppermint candies mixed into a buttery vanilla cake, then dipped into milk chocolate and decorated with chocolate mistletoe leaves and berries and a red chocolate bow.  The Holly Berry Weecakie is a chocolate truffle, cupcake-shaped, dipped in milk chocolate for the bottom, and then white chocolate for the top, rolled in coconut and topped with colored chocolate holly leaves and berries.  These were fun to make, but even better, to know that they were destined to help bring peace and joy to others.  Isn't that what the Christmas season is all about?  Let everyone seek to bring light and happiness to all.  God bless us everyone.  Merry Christmas :)


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cheshire Cat Cake

     I have a great day job.  I work at Carrie's Cakes in Sandy, Utah.  Usually we are busy making fancy wedding cakes, but today I got to do this adorable Cheshire Cat cake for a lucky little girl's birthday party.  It was fun to make with purple stripes, lidded yellow eyes and a fat tail.  What a grin too!  I remember that when I first saw Alice in Wonderland as a youngster the Cheshire Cat creeped me out and I had wild dreams of that crazy cat just showing up at the most inopportune times.  Yes, I was a weird child.......hmmmmm.   The teapot is made out of white chocolate clay and krispie treats with sweet pink roses.   Happy Birthday Kennedi!    I sure hope you had as much fun eating your cake as I did making it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bountiful Harvest Weecakies

     When I think of Thanksgiving, I remember my Mother.  My Mother always made a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.  She involved everyone in our family in one way or another.  My sister and I would get to help make and shape the wonderful buttery rolls, roll out the pie crusts and help with the sage dressing.  My brothers would peel potatoes and pull out the big dining room table.  She would get up in the early hours of the morning and put the turkey in the oven where it roasted slowly, all day, filling our house with the mouthwatering smells of the season.  We always had dressing and mashed potatoes with gravy and some green vegetable along with candied sweet potatoes with our lovely roasted turkey.  My Mother always let me make the decorations for the table.  She usually had a cornucopia that I filled with assorted fruits and vegetables.  Sometimes there were apples and oranges.  I remember one year was pretty lean fruit-wise, so I gathered greens from our garden and red berries off our neighbor's fruiting Hawthorne tree to fill the cornucopia.  It was a different type of decor, but it was beautiful.  I think that because my Mother encouraged me to be creative when I was young, I am creative now.  I actually designed Bountiful Harvest Weecakies a year ago, but ran out of time to do them.  Thank goodness I finally put them together for this year.  Inside is a cake truffle, flavor of your choice, dipped in white chocolate and decorated with colored chocolate fruits and an orange chocolate pumpkin.  Make Happy Thanksgiving memories with your family....count your blessings and give thanks to those you love.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Purple Monster Weecakies

When I was a little girl, my older brothers would play a song over and over and over again, and it scared me to death. Its lyrics went: "There was a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater, a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater, a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater...... " and of course, all I heard was that one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater line because it was repeated over and over and over. I remember thinking: "Great. Now there's something more to be scared of." And I was SCARED. Because the Purple People Eater could fly and swoop down and get me. I was an intense little girl. My imagination would keep me awake at night. Well, after a while of being scared of the Purple People Eater, I listened to the lyrics again and finally convinced myself that the Purple People Eater was looking for purple people to eat, so since I wasn't purple, I was safe. We think such silly things when we are young. Today I am paying homage to one of those monsters that kept me awake at night...A one-eyed one-horned purple people eater. Yes, my monsters are purple dipped cake truffle, the flavor of your choice, decorated with a chocolate horn atop their heads and one eye. Don't you love the glossy iris in the eyeball? And for some reason in my picture, there is a light beam erupting from one of the monster's horns. Oooooooooooooooo........scary music playing in the background. As for the flying part, I promise you that these Purple Monster Weecakies will fly off the table and into hungry purple people eater mouths. These are no ordinary cakepops. Happy Halloween!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Sea Shell and Hibiscus Weecakies

      Every once in a while I get to do Weecakies for wedding favors. The bride contacted me and requested Weecakies with a "Tropical " theme. The groom wanted chocolate and the bride wanted coconut, so this is what I came up with. The sea shells are white chocolate, dusted with edible luster powders. The hibiscus are sugar , cut and pressed and then highlighted with color. These took some major planning and preparation. The flowers have to be made at least a week in advance so they can dry in a cupped shape. The sea shells need hardening time also, not to mention the time to hand dust the details onto them. The cake truffles inside are rich and creamy coconut and decadent double chocolate. All are dipped in fabulous Callebaut Chocolate. My favorite is the look of the coconut, although the sea shells are pretty neat. They even look real-but I promise, they will melt in your mouth. By the way, the "sand" is raw sugar. I think that the "Tropical Wedding" will be wonderful. The bride and groom have great taste! 

Happy Weecakie Wedding!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Watermelon Weecakies

Ah, 'tis the heat of the summer and I couldn't resist growing watermelons.....well, making watermelons.  Watermelon is one of my favorite summer-time treats. There is nothing quite as thirst quenching as a serving of cold watermelon.  When my family was young we used to sit in the backyard and have seed spitting contests. We would laugh ourselves silly at the machinations that each of us went through to spit our seeds the farthest.   You have to be very careful that you don't inhale or laugh when you have a mouth-full of watermelon seeds, though. I still laugh at the memories of those happy times together with my children.  These Watermelon Weecakies, however are different.  They are made with a fluffy almond-chocolate chip cake truffle, and double-dipped in two colors of chocolate, then  brushed with colored stripes on the outside so they look just like little watermelons.  They will melt in your mouth, and although they might not quench your thirst, they will satisfy your sweet tooth during these dog days of summer.  Have a happy Watermelon Weecakie Summer!

P.S.  I just saw a post on another website that pictures this type of cakepop-I'm not sure where they originated.  You can see other images if you "Google" watermelon cakepops, or go to:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pick Yer Pirate Weecakies

Look out all ye mateys!  There are scurvy pirates everywhere!  Today I am spotlighting pirates because my wonderful oldest daughter came over and we made these fun guys for a project of hers.  We laughed and giggled and smiled as we worked because each one has a personality of his own.  Each hand-piped mustache is different.  Some pirates are happy.  Some are pensive.  Some are just silly, but all together they make a great crew.  This week my daughter will lead over 30 Young Women Pirates to our Stake Roughout Camp.  They will pitch and sleep in tents, hike, enjoy a lake, learn camping principles, do service, and generally have a great time.  We enjoyed figuring out these Pirate Weecakies.  They are deep devil's food cake truffles dipped in colored chocolate, dipped a second time to make their scarves and they have hand-piped chocolate faces.  Everything is CHOCOLATE!  Yo ho ho and a whole lot 'o yummmmmm.  I think that my daughter did a great job creating these treats for her campers. She has a good eye.  Enjoy camping ye pirates.  Pack yer duffles, belay those tents, and above all else, shiver me timbers.  Arrrrrrrrgh.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Dad's Brown-Topper Weecakies

 One of my Dad's favorite type of ice cream cones was what he called a "brown topper."  It was soft-serve ice cream in a cake cone dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts.  We would often get "brown toppers" after going to my older brother's basketball games.  Dad and I loved basketball and we enjoyed going to the very physical "Church Ball" games.  One year my brother's team was very good and they qualified to go to the "All Church Tournament."  We spent many evenings cheering our hearts out that season.  It was great.  I remember not having a voice because I had cheered and yelled myself hoarse.  So.......the perfect solution was to get ice cream brown toppers to soothe our sore throats.  When I saw these pictures of Hi-Hat cupcakes:, I thought that I would try to reproduce my Dad's brown toppers in a Weecakie form.  These Weecakies are made with a deep chocolate cake truffle dipped in chocolate and set in a kid-sized cake cone.  Then they are topped with a creamy marshmallow swirl and dipped a second time in chocolate and rolled in chopped peanuts.  Yummmmmmmm.  When you bite into the top, the chocolate and gooey marshmallow literally melt in your mouth.  The cake truffle adds a bit of brownie-like texture and the crunch of the cone and chopped peanuts top off the treat.  I love my Dad and the happy memories that I have of our times together.  
Happy Father's Day!  Love you Dad!

Your Daughter,
Weecakies :0)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Weecakies

I have been remembering my Father and missing him. It has been almost a year since he passed away, and I have been fondly reviewing my memories of his life. My Dad loved to drive our cars, and so we went for many a ride in the evenings. Sometimes we would get in the car and go and try to find "Lost Street." After lots of riding around, and our own sense of direction getting turned backwards and forwards, Dad would then get us "unlost." Other times we would have a particular destination in mind and we would travel up the nearby canyons or along the highways to see how much snow was left, to see how high the reservoirs were, to see the changing colors in the fall, or to see new construction projects. We would often sing and play verbal games as we went along. These times with my Dad and Mom are among my treasured memories. Often we would start out our "ride" with a visit to the ice-cream store where we would each get our favorite flavor of ice cream cone. Daddy loved ice cream, and so when I saw these ice cream cones on a while ago, I was excited to make them for myself.  The cones are coated inside with milk chocolate, topped with a cake truffle, flavor of your choice, dipped in pink colored chocolate and sprinkled with multi-colored sprinkles.  Then it is topped with a semi-sweet chocolate dollop and a peanut butter "M&M" cherry.  I miss my Dad, but I have loads of very happy memories of him and our times together eating ice cream cones.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sweet Rose Weecakies

     My Grandmother, for whom I was named (and no, her name was not Weecakies), was a watercolor artist.  But before she took brush to paper, porcelain was her canvas.  I have a sweet little dresser set that was painted by my Grandmother and given to my Mother for a wedding present.  The porcelain tray with two matching dishes and lids sits on my dresser today just as it did on my own Mother's dresser.  My Grandmother received her training in New York City around 1900.  That was a long way to travel in those days, about 1,980 miles.  No airplanes.  I don't even want to think about how long it took her to get there.  She was a wonderful grand lady and I am proud to bear her name.  As I have been creating Weecakies over the past 2 years I have often thought that the white chocolate looks a lot like porcelain.  So I got my brushes out and tried my hand at painting tiny pink roses and golden borders with edible luster dust.  Each Weecakie is an almond cake truffle dipped in luscious white Callebaut chocolate and then hand-painted by me.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them while remembering my marvelous Grandmother.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Nesting Spring Chickie Weecakies

I have decided that I can't wait any longer for SPRING! We are having a very cold and wet spring in this desert place that I live, so,for the first time in my life I am thinking "Enough of this snow!"  Last week we woke up to 6 inches plus of the white stuff TWICE!  Anyway.....enough all ready.  It's time for Spring.  To celebrate the change in season, the warm times to come, and the blossoming of new life, I made these Nesting Spring Chickie Weecakies.  I first saw them here:  a couple of years ago, and again this year on a couple of blogs that I follow.  Remember, though, my Nesting Spring Chickie Weecakies are less that 2 inches big.  Each one is a deep chocolate cake truffle, dipped in chocolate, topped with toasted coconut and nested with chocolate baby chickies.   As I worked on them last night, I thought about Spring and smiled.  Come to me, this new beginning...........Ah.......tis Spring at last! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dalmatian Weecakies

Have you ever seen a dalmatian? I must admit that I have only seen 2 real dalmatians in my lifetime. When my daughter's friend requested Dalmatian Weecakies, I had to Google images of dalmatians to figure out what they really look like. Do they have clipped ears or floppy ears? Are the ears white, black or spotted? And then what about those spots? Are the spots like dots, or are they all different? Well, these Dalmatian Weecakies are my interpretation of what I learned. Inside they are wonderfully decadent fudge cake truffle with an M&M added for the muzzle of the dog. Then they are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with black colored chocolate accents-nose, spots and ears. Finally there is a colored Gummy Lifesaver added on the bottom of the head for a doggie collar. Fun Fun, and yummy too. WOOF! Happy Dalmatian Weecakies to you!


Tangled Tower

I thought that you might like to see what I do at my regular job.  I am lucky to work for the sweetest lady (literally and figuratively :)  Carrie Biggers of  This past weekend we made a Tangled Tower cake for a very lucky little girl's birthday celebration.  I got my inspiration from this post:  This was a blast to make.  I started off with a center base for the tower made out of krispie treats and icecream cones.  Then I covered everything with gumpaste.  The fun parts were making the details-windows, casements, roof shingles and flowers.  The cake was a raspberry swirl pound cake covered with fondant fresh on that day.  My picture didn't turn out very well as the colors were not quite as bright as these appear.  The green was a bit more grassy green and the roof tiles were a bit more purple.  It was great fun though, and I got to exercise my creativity.  Hope the birthday party was a "Tangled Success!" 

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Monday, March 7, 2011


My wonderful daugher has been at the MTC in Provo, Utah for the past 6 weeks learning Portuguese prior to her departure to the Santa Maria, Brazil Mission.  She is full of vim and vigor; she loves the atmosphere there.  She loves the learning and challenges that go along with acquiring a new language.  She loves the Spirit of Teaching, and most of  all the Spirit of Missionaries.  I am glad that she loves her life at this time.  To celebrate Brazil I made these Brazilian Flag Weecakies for her to share with her fellow Portuguese learning missionaries.  They are deep dark chocolate cake dipped in green colored chocolate and topped with a yellow rhombus and blue earth.  On the real flag of Brazil the words that are on the white banner are "Ordem e Progresso" (which means "Order and Progress") and little white stars that reflect the night sky over Rio de Janeiro.  The constellations are different in the southern hemisphere than they are here.  I know that she will be a great missionary.  Get ready Brazil....Here she comes!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Bride Wore Tennis Shoes

Weddings are wonderful!  The blushing Bride and the grinning Groom standing together, hand in hand, declaring their undying love for each other.  What is better than that?  So now you are asking "What do Tennis Shoes have to do with weddings?"  Well, our good friend Alison is getting married and she has decided to wear Tiffany Blue tennis shoes on her sweet feet.  None of this high-heel-spikey-Cinderella-glass-slipper nonsense for her.  Alison has decided to go for comfort and whimsey at the same time.  How neat is that?  So.............. to celebrate her wedding my daughter and I designed these Tiffany Blue Tenni Runner Weecakies.  They are hand-formed decadent chocolate cake dipped in specially colored Callebaut Chocolate, tipped in white and then topped with hand-piped dark chocolate laces and bows.  There's no rubber here!  Tiffany Blue Tenni Runner Weecakies are real chocolate and are guaranteed to melt in your mouth.  Thanks Alison for letting us make Weecakies for your special day.  ALISON AND JARED ALWAYS AND FOREVER!   We love you guys.

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