Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weekend full of fun!

Made these for Fathers Day and they where a huge hit, Jerry loves  Orange Creamsicle's so I knew he'd love em and he did and so did everyone else..

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
1 3 oz. package orange flavored gelatin
1 2 layer size white cake mix
1 small box of cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 1/4 C orange juice
4 eggs
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with liners (makes about 24-27 cupcakes).  Set aside 2 tsp of the orange gelatin for frosting.
In a bowl mix together the remaining gelatin, cake mix, pudding mix, orange juice, eggs, oil and vanilla.
Fill muffin cups with batter - about 2/3 full.  Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.  Cool cupcakes before frosting.
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/2 C butter
2 tsp vanilla
5-6 C powdered sugar
Reserved orange gelatin
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
orange food coloring if desired

Pie in a Jar
Jars bought at Walmart, they are the pint size, these where the small fat ones instead of the tall skinny  ones, they work best, they were around $8 for 12, Clean and dry.

Go to best bites for the directions..They explain it perfect..I have been wanting to try this forever My friend had a craft Saturday and she asked me to make and demonstrate, after you bake them they look like below but while they cool, they shrink down quite a bit, enough to put lid on and  when open enough to put some ice cream or cream on top..Yum, This was just one of many treats in a jar, someone brought Lemon curd with berries in a jar,  but my favorite of all time with Smores in a jar, she made her's in the pint jars, the 16 oz jars where big, but would be perfect for two, or one if your hungry..they were soo soo good...I'll be doing this again, they are really fun and easy..we were thinking you could also do pot pie..Here is Chili in a Jar from my friend that was there and who is so talented check out her blog and she sells hot chocolate on a stick, so good!..I want to try them all...