Friday, February 28, 2014

bite size oreo birthday cakes

i always tend to go BIG when it comes to celebrating birthdays for my family.
i dunno why i just can't settle on a simple celebration.
y'know, like a cake and a small gift.

no, i gotta go for the gusto,
making a zillion and one treats, having a party, and getting a bunch of gifts for the birthday person.

maybe, just maybe as i get older and loose some of that energy,
i may have to calm down a bit and go for something small.
something special.

like this:
i don't know what's in my glasses i wear but some things just pop out at me...

i got this handy tool at a craft store at either 
Joe or Mikes (can't remember).
JoAnn Fabrics or Michael's, my 2 boyfriends heehee 
(don't tell hubby i visit them quite often, not that he doesn't already know!)

anyway, the tool is awesome and much easier to keep a hold of the thing you're dipping rather than using a fork.
but a fork will work too 
so no worries if you can't get it.
carefully slide it off the tool or fork.
i use a knife and sorta "push" it off onto the paper.
you can use a toothpick to score the bottom to get a clean edge before it dries.
i like how the cakes look layered. do you?

now let's decorate them.

i broke each pocky cookie stick to about 1 1/2 inch lengths.
if you can't find pocky sticks (i got mine at world market along with the candy seeds) pretzels will work too.
fire?! 
careful don't burn yourself.
you can now decorate them as desired, 
like piping some frosting on it but since i am a lousy piper, i did the next easy step.






hope i didn't blind you with all the colors! 
but before ya go, here's one more idea for these:
oh well you're blinded for sure now...
but we know big things come in small packages eh?




51 comments:

  1. I love these!! You should think of a Hanukkah foodcraft to make with those candles, I've never seen anybody do that before and I'm sure it would be yummy-licious!

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    1. hey now there's an idea...thanks MissyB_in_NJ! love that you love them! :)

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  2. These would be the perfect birthday cakes for me! So cute!

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    1. they are teeny tiny ones Kim-you could have as many as you want! :>D thank you!

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  3. Teeny tiny cakes ... how cute is that? Love the bottom dipped in sprinkles ... better than piping!

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    1. yes much better than piping-which makes them sweet simple stuff! i think that's up your alley Brenda! heehee :)

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  4. Been out of town visiting my granddaughter and my 2 greats so I'm late to this mini party! But oh, my! My great grandson's birthday is in July....he'll be 2....and I'm gonna make these! For SURE!!! Oh, my BBFF.....you are always there for me!!! Thanks! Dona

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    1. oh these are perfect size for toddlers Dona! hooray! glad to "be of service" to you-lol anything for my BBFF! :)

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  5. Omgosh that is too cute. Now you can make a bunch of them and put them on those cute mini cupcake stands you made.

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    1. hey! you guessed one of the reasons why i made these little cakes Erlene! oh you are so smart :)

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    1. how SWEET of you to say! thank you MIndie :)

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  7. So cute! I love how you made the candles out of Pocky.

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    1. HOORAY! my food craft is Beth approved! :>D

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    1. thank you so much Amy! you can customize them with different colored sprinkles too. heehee :)

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  9. These are super cute and so fun! Pinning now, thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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    1. hooray! thank you thank you for the pin Hannah! i'm SO happy you like them :)

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  10. OH my goodness! I absolutely love these!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. and i absolutely appreciate your comment Jess! thank YOU so much for your party too! :>D

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  11. OH MY GOSH! How dang cute are these! I Love them! It would be great if you stopped by The MaMade blog hop and shared this with us! http://mommylikewhoa.com/2014/03/mamade-blog-hop-5/

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    1. done and done Roberta! and oh my gosh i love comments like yours! thank you! :>D

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  12. Lisa,
    I love these mini- cakes! The sprinkles and candle make them perfect birthday treats.
    Oh, and about your steady dates, I've been going steady with Mike. I've never really given Joe a chance. Is Joe worth it?

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    1. BAHAHAHA! it means a TON to me that you love these Aida! guess we all LOVE Mike don't we? sigh. and well if you count the 98,572,012 times i've been to Joe's i guess you can say it's worth it! it's my second home next to Mike's and oh yeah, Mr. HobLob too-what can i say? i love them all! :>O

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  13. SO CUTE!!! Pinning!! For my birthday!

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    1. haha! at least you'll know what you are getting and like it! :) thank you so much Jennifer!

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  14. These are ridiculously awesome!! I'm pinning these! I'd love it if you linked up to my link party, Something Fabulous Wednesday! I have to show these to my kids. They will LOVE them!

    http://www.roubinek.net/something-fabulous-wednesday-7/

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    1. WOOHOO! thank you ever so much Jamie! done and done linking up to your party! i'm so happy you're gonna show them to your kids too! :>D

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  15. thanks for joining up and linking at Take-A-Look Tuesday - - just wanted to give you a heads up that I featured you yesterday!!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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    1. best news i've heard all day! thank you so much Mandy!!! :>D

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  16. These are super adorable! Oreos are a huge favorite in our house :)

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    1. thank you so much Carrie! i think that's true for a lot of households! :)

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  17. So awesome! We've made this just with frosting and regular size Oreos to leave out for the elves on Christmas eve! I love how the cookies get soft and turn all cakey with the frosting on them. Your candle is completely perfect, I like the teardrop shape of the candy, so cute. Sprinkles are better than piping!

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    1. hey how nice of you to think of the elves and not just Santa and the reindeer lol! i didn't plan on using the sunflower seeds for flames-i was actually going to just make some out of tootsie rolls or taffy until i saw the yellow orange ones and then it just hit me! i love it when things hit me Michelle! haha thanks again and again :>D

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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    1. WOWZA! thank you Carolyn thank you!!! :>D

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  19. These are DARLING!!! Right away I think to not only birthday parties, but to tea parties (minus the candle) for dollies and stuffed bears that my granddaughter invites me to all the time! I have made your Whoopie Pie tin mini pies for these events, but now it's time for these too. Gosh you're clever!

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    1. well jeepers after reading what you suggested i think YOU are the clever one! i'd love to go to one of those tea parties! and you made my mini pies too? YAHOOO! guess i get my clever ideas from hanging out with clever people like you J! together we can create such "cleverness" like umm...new words for instance! heehee :)

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  20. Okay, I lied; I'm still here. I went to pinterest to pin your mason jar craft and then saw this tiny cookie cake, and had to come look...I am completely SMITTEN! Time to pin! Love that you used the MINI cookies. So adorable! Time to pin again and then get on with my day. I promise I am not stalking you, Lisa, haha! No I follow you on bloglovin' so I can keep up:)

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    1. what?! leaving so soon Sue??!?! dang i better get to makin' more stuff! but for now, i am doing a cartwheel becuz of you-even if it means i just may throw out my back! HAHAHA A GAZILLION THANK YOUS for spending your morning with me!!!!!! :>D :D :>D :>D

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  21. Love these! I will be featuring them tonight as my favorite link from last week! Come by and link up again tonight!

    Susan

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    1. HOORAY HOORAY!!! thank you SOO much Susan! you totally made my night! :>D

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  22. So frickin' cute! Pinning to Pinterest!

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    1. and you're so frickin' nice Carole! thank you! :)

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  23. Those are adorable, and the candles are perfect :)

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    1. and your comment is perfectly sweet! thank you Stephanie! :)

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  24. What a fun idea! Totally love this. I really like the cute little circle sprinkle one :)

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    1. thank you Krista! i can't decide which is my fave-guess i have to make more to find out! heehee :>D

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wait don't scare me! leave me a comment before you gho-ull! man what a (candy) corny joke! :>P