Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Major Sweet Tooth

So just about anyone who knows me, knows I love a good snack. I'm totally a die-hard sweets girl though. I prefer a cupcake to just about anything else. Sweets make me happy (which sounds bad...), and I am generally always craving them. I love baking, which doesn't help my sweets affliction! Some of my favorites include:
Funfetti Cake is my absolute favorite! I'm very particular about icing too (I'm not really a fan of all the icing that boutique cupcake places put on their cupcakes...it's too much for me. I end up shaving about half of it off and then eating it like a normal cupcake instead.) I always use Pillsbury Funfetti mix with Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White frosting:

Don't get the vanilla kind, it's too thick. This "Fluffy White" is the BEST to use in my opinion. You can dye it and the consistency doesn't change. I've used this to pipe numbers onto cupcakes too and it works great for that. It doesn't really set (which is a plus in my mind) so you always get a fresh-tasting cupcake!

These are my favorite brownies for when you're making a lot/an entire pan/enough for a family. (I'll explain in a minute). They are gooey, which is a brownie trait I LOVE, and everyone can get the kinds of brownie they like: corner, middle, edge. I'm personally a middle girl, but my mom's a corner, and the edge is always a happy medium. I also don't frost brownies...ew. If you're going to serve them with anything, please make it vanilla ice cream!

Ghirardelli used to (maybe 2 years ago...but I'm going to look next time I go to the grocery store) make a box mix that had a recipe for 4 individual brownies in cups. I made them once with two girls while I was babysitting and then another time for my family and it was SO good. This recipe (if I can ever find it again) would be perfect for a date night or to control your portion, although I can't imagine it was good for you. Just like the picture above, it had a chocolate sauce that you put in the middle of the brownie so that you got molten cups instead of your typical brownie. They were very rich and decadent so you only ever wanted to eat one (with one BIG glass of milk!)

This box is my favorite for cinnamon muffins. I can eat these babies just about 24/7 they're so good! They're obviously the best when they come right out of the oven, but I also like them as a snack before I go to bed. They're not too heavy, and quite yummy! I don't usually make a cake with this mix because I'm not that good at dividing the batter in half so that the two layers are equal, so I stick with muffins!

Also as far as baking for breakfast, the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with the regular icing are delish too! Talk about being a middle girl, the middle cinnamon roll was always fought over in my house when we were little (and maybe now too...). A few years ago they came out with cinnamon twists which were also good too, but I haven't seen them in a long time!

I always used to be a loyal Nestle Break and Bake cookie kind of girl, but my mom isn't a huge fan of the amount of chocolate in those cookies, so we've converted. These Pillsbury ones are good and very easy to make. As you can tell, I don't really make stuff from scratch. Two of my great aunts make all their cookies/cakes/etc. from scratch and when they visit us, I get my "from scratch" quota filled. All the measuring and buying lots of ingredients that you only use once a year (corn syrup, chocolate chips, baking powder, and everything else will sit on our baking shelf for awhile.) is a little bit much for me.

I LOVE to bake and eat all kinds of sweets...the easy way! What are your favorites? Do you have any tried-and-true recipes that I can add to my collection (of saved online recipes that I'd like to try one day when I have a few minutes to spare...) of special ones? Please let me know!!

xxKatie

10 comments:

I Asked For Scrambled said...

We love all the exact same kinds of sweets!! If I was to do a blog post about my fave sweets, it would be all of those. Especially the Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls....YUM! Have you ever tried the Orange rolls by Pillsbury? So delicious!

suburban prep said...

There are times when my sweet tooth just gets the better of me.

Pearls, Curls, and A Southern Girl said...

Funfetti is the best! My sorority sister's and I will randomly get a craving for it and make funfetti cupcakes at the weirdest times!

Evi said...

yes, hi. i'd like one order of everything. thank you. :)

Kara Marie said...

i LOVE funfetti :) ahh you totally inspired me to make funfetti cupcakes for no apparent reason! hahaha
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Sunshine and Summertime said...

Funfetti is definitely my favorite too! And that whipped icing is the best!

Twist of Lime said...

Yummmy! My mouth is watering!

Preppy Perfectionist said...

This post made me want something sweet right away, I may have to indulge in some chocolate ice cream! I love funfetti as well! Have you ever been to Magnolia Bakery in NYC, they have great cupcakes! xoxo

Gracie Beth said...

I love the betty crocker muffin mix!

Loretta said...

Truly, these are all yummy treats for our sweet tooth! I remember when my kids would eat all these stuff all the time because they really love sweets so much. But to keep them cavity-free, we regularly go to their dentists in Hattiesburg, MS and check if they have cavities. Gladly, they still have strong and healthy teeth. Here in Hattiesburg, orthodontics services are nice as well as their staff and the dentists too.