The Partiologist

Cream Cheese Easter Egg Mints!

Have you ever had a cream cheese mint?  If not, you're possibly missing the creamiest mint around.  I love the texture and the mild mint flavor.  Plus the cute little egg shape doesn't hurt.  Again, I found the perfect mold at Michaels and didn't buy it.  When I started to make the mints, I realized the little egg mold would be perfect.  So when you see that little mold, buy it the fist time and save yourself the trip.

Cream Cheese Easter Egg Mints!


Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket

I've made all kinds of Easter Baskets in my life, but this is the first time I've made Rice Krispie Treat Easter Baskets!  I know, can you believe it, why did I wait so long?  At first I was going to pipe the frosting on with a basket weave tip, but then decided to make it quick and easy.  My imprint rolling pin (I bought for who knows what) came in pretty handy.

Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket

Stenciled Buttercream Cookies!

It is because of my daughter's love for buttercream I had to find a way to stencil on cookies.  I beg and plead, but no matter how hard I try, she still wants buttercream cookies!  So yes, stenciling on buttercream CAN be done and I'm going to show you how.

Stenciled Buttercream Cookies

St. Patrick's Cookies!

Only two days away and you'll be seeing green. 
I'm seeing cookies and thought you'd like to see too.

Show Me the Shamrocks!


Shamrock Cookies!

I think the better title for the post should be Lucky Shamrocks.  Because whoever (or is it whomever?) receives the cookies is one lucky leprechaun, they are magically delicious!

Shamrock Cookies

Shamrock Cookies with Pot of Gold

What started out as a great idea, soon turned into a not so great idea.  After I messed up one cookie, I wanted to bite the stem off all the shamrocks.  Instead of eating all the cookies, I left them alone for awhile and then started again.  It was worth the wait, because I actually ended up loving what I didn't plan to do.

Shamrock Cookies with a Pot of Gold!

Just a Slice... of Apple Pie!

I don't know if it's because the sun has been shinning and it's unseasonably warm here in Colorado I decided to make pie?  Or possibly another reason, because I found this incredibly cute cookie cutter?  I'm pretty sure you know the answer.  And just when I thought it was spring, it started snowing again.  So does that mean it's okay to go ahead and make those snowflake cookies I've been thinking about for days?

Anyway, back to the cutter, it's made for cookies, I used it for pie. 
 
Slice of Apple Pie
 

Ice Wine Truffles!

A few years ago I had the pleasure of traveling to beautiful Victoria Island, Canada.  One of the things I remember the most is seeing Ice Wine in just about everything... teas, hard candy and chocolate to name a few.

After returning home, I decided to do a little research and see if I could find a bottle of Ice Wine and make my own Ice Wine Truffles.  It wasn't easy finding the Ice Wine, but when I set my mind to do something, I don't stop.  The first thing that came to mind while making the truffles, was how to display them.  They were too special to line up on a tray, in a candy wrapper.  Immediately it came to me, a cluster of grapes!
 
Ice Wine Truffles
 

Send Love and Rice Krispies!

Most of my shopping experiences end up with me coming home with everything except what I went to buy in the first place.  I don't know, maybe you could say I'm easily distracted by all the cute stuff I see in the Valentine isle.  If people didn't think it was weird, I would totally make myself a Valentine box and wait for it to be filled with sweet little notes.  I realize if I did that, it would sit in my kitchen empty and there would be no class party.
 
I tried to stay away from all the Valentine cuteness, but it eventually got the best of me.  Hello Target's Dollar Spot!  They put it right in the front of the store for people like me...those that can't walk past it.  Truthfully, if they put it in the back of the store, I would find it.  I was amazed how many people didn't even stop to take a look.  I'm like...really, did you just walk right on by without even taking a glance?  I took more than a glance and came home with adorable 3D stickers.  Then I made treats to match.

Rice Krispie Treats
 

Cake Pops and More...

Today I wanted to share several beautiful creations, however, it was one of those days.  Of everything I created, I couldn't pick a favorite.  I didn't really love anything, in fact I didn't even like anything.  But when I went to add the cake pop photo to my blog, they just made me smile.  Keep reading.
 
Valentine Cake Pops
 

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