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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: BLEEDING RED VELVET TRUFFLES!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BLEEDING RED VELVET TRUFFLES!!




I need to know something…how come when our kids are little and they tell us “no” we find it unacceptable.  I shouldn’t presume to think that you are the same way, so please forgive…
But, when MY children don’t want something…say lasagna for dinner, they say, “no, I don’t want that”.  Or if I ask them if they want to wear the blue shirt for school and they say, “No”… I get agitated.  I want them to say yes..to be agreeable…but when kids don’t want something they don’t hesitate to let you know.
I am sure that I was the same way as a child.
But somewhere along the way I, as I am sure many of you, turned into a “Yes” person.

Would you please bake 3,000 cookies for a school function?  Umm, sure yes.
Can you coordinate this event that is going to take you weeks and weeks and hours and hours? Sure, why not!
I need someone to practice my knife throwing skills at, can you help? Ok, I’ll be right over.

Now I should say no, no and hell no.  But I say yes.  And complain about it.

I don’t know if I am afraid to hurt people’s feelings or if I still have that desperate junior high mentality of wanting to people to like me.

I am sure there is some sciencey reason why I have turned into a yes person.  Probably some reallysmart person spent lots of money at school figuring it out…but where is he now in my time of need?
But, I mean really…I eat cotton candy,  own sparkly sneakers, and still want a My Little Pony.  I am basically a kid…why can I not say no?

So I am making a deal with myself here and now.  I am going to be more like my 6 year old…
Yep, that’s right…just you wait…
Do I want to go to your “Jewelry Party”?  Nope, I sure don’t!
Do I want to come over and help you paint?  Yeah, that’s a no.
Do I want to bake  3,000 cookies for a school function?  Well, actually I do.  I love cookies…so that will stay a yes.
But anyway, you get my drift.

So, cheers to saying “No” :)

Now, I won’t let you throw knives at my head…but how about knives in truffles?  That I will say yes to!
These truffles are super easy.  I used Bakerella’s recipe, you should too.
Crumble the cake…



And add your frosting, mix it up and form them into balls.






After they have chilled dip them into white candy bark.  Before the candy sets stick in a cute little sugar knife.  Mine are Wilton brand that I found at my local craft store, but here’s a link if you can’t find them.






Just press it in gently before the candy sets.






When they have all set I used some canned decorating frosting…






and piped on some “blood”.






Don’t worry about being exact.






What’s so fun, is that the knife doubles as a “handle”, so they are easy to eat!!  Love that!





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