this is a super easy dessert that look super cute, and are bites of deliciousness - why wouldn't you make it!

- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 8 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 pound of Strawberries, trimmed
- chocolate sprinkles

1. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 tsp vanilla and sugar until creamy
2. in another bowl, whip heavy cream until peaks form then fold into mixture
3. transfer mixture into a ziploc bag and cut off corner for piping heads
4. pipe round ball of cheesecake into the cut strawberries to make head, place hat on top

5. transfer remaining cheesecake to another ziploc bag and cut a SMALL hole in the corner
6. squeeze tiny dots on the body of the strawberry as buttons, and on the top of the hat

7. last step: use chocolate sprinkles (!) to make the eyeballs, gently push them in

refrigerate for an hour!
ps. some recipes will tell you to use whipping cream instead of cheesecake,
that is a FAIL = it will collapse in no time.

try this one - you won't regret it :)


this is my christmas contribution to the world haha
i decided to plop on my computer, keyboard and usb mic in my bedroom and put this together.
i've been trying to figure out a recording program Logic these days, so this is my little exploration.
just a mini project for the christmas season!


this cake is oh so easy and it's a BEAUT.
i made this cake for a staff christmas party, (which landed on my birthday - and turned out to be my own birthday cake ha ha). Christmas cake and Birthday cake in one! bam.

for this design, you'll need a #104 piping tip
(you can buy at Walmart or Michaels for a couple bucks)
first step: make your cake!
i made 3 layers of a red velvet cake and glued them together with some buttercream frosting.

buttercream frosting:
i tripled this recipe below for my cake!!

- 3 cups powdered sugar 
- 1 cup butter 
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
-1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream 

Whisk sugar and butter on low-medium speed for around 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and cream and continue to whisk for another minute.
use the icing to glue the 3 layers of the cake together and cover evenly the outside of the cake.
let it sit in the fridge for a bit before you start piping.
then just follow the instructions in this video below:
thank you Cake Style!


this dessert takes a simple no-bake cheesecake into mini cups for a more elegant look!

cheesecake ingredients: 
(14 small servings)
- 20 oreo cookies
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 16 ounces frozen whipped topping
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pack (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix

topping ingredient:
- melted chocolate!
cheesecake directions:
adapted from taste of home

layer one: crush 20 oreo cookies & toss with butter
- press into bottom of cups; set aside

layer two: in a mixing bowl - beat the cream cheese, peanut butter & 1 cup powdered sugar
- fold in half of the whipped topping (thawed)
- **take a ziploc bag, fill it with this mixture, cut a corner and pipe it into the cups on top of crust

layer three: take another bowl and beat the milk, pudding mix and 1/2 cup powdered sugar for 2 minutes (low speed). then let it sit for 2 minutes
- fold in the other half of whipped topping
- take another ziploc bag and fill it with this mixture, repeat as above - cut a corner and pipe as top layer in the cups

that's it!  now for the topping...
chocolate topping:

step 1: melt some of your favourite chocolate! - place melted chocolate in a bag (i use a freezer bag), cut a corner of the bag (a SMALL hole) and create a checkered pattern (as above) on wax paper

step 2: after the chocolate has dried completely, take a cookie cutter and gently cut out circles
as simple as that, you have some gorgeous, delicate chocolate toppings for your cheesecakes!
this simple dessert is worth a try.


this project is sooo ridiculously simple that you would be silly not to try it!
grab one of these wreaths from Michaels Arts & Crafts store for about $14
and pick out some flowers that you'd love to see on your wreath.
i didn't use glue or any adhesive. simply use the wire from the flowers to stick into the wreath.
you'll literally have a festive wreath in minutes!
enjoy it friends!


here we go - let's try out some artsy hazelnut decorations!
first off, toast and peel your hazelnuts!

fun fact: in grocery stores (superstore for sure), hazelnuts are called filberts!
why you ask? apparently because they resemble full beards, where the word filbert comes from.
OR because hazelnuts mature on or close to St. Philibert's Day, August 20th
haha so if you can't find hazelnuts, find the filberts :)

to toast... simply stick them on a baking pan in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes!
then roll them around in a dry cloth to peel.

our NEXT step!
grab a bunch of skewers and gently twist the ends into the hazelnuts.
tip: avoid twisting skewers in the natural crack of the hazelnuts, they may split in half
once you've got that ready, it's time to make some caramelized sugar!
for me, this was the hardest part.
i followed different recipes, failed 2X - then came across this one
trust me - follow that recipe (the first way) and make sure once the sugar boils...

once you've got it, let the caramelized sugar sit to cool for a few minutes (to thicken)
then start dipping your hazelnut skewers into the sugar.
wait for a thin strand to drip down and then secure the skewer on the edge of your countertop
underneath a cutting board (make sure there are paper towels on your floor to cover for the mess!)

{ if the sugar in the pot starts turning hard, just place it over the stove on low again to heat up
and it'll be ready for more dipping }

a brilliant idea i read from another blog is to secure the skewers on the countertop over an opened dishwasher.  that way the dishwasher can pick up the mess and wash it out when you run it.

after 5-10 minutes of allowing the candied hazelnuts to harden,
use scissors to cut the tips as short as you want them (around 4 inches?)
then simply remove them from the skewers
(tip: if they're stuck too hard to the skewer, use scissors to gently cut 
the edge where the candied hazelnut meets the skewer to release)

place the candied hazelnut on your dessert, and there you have it!

i placed them on my mini nutella-banana crepe cakes.
click on the link above, or picture below to see that recipe!