3 Fresh Takes On Cake Batter Treats!

Who doesn’t ADORE cake batter flavored anything? It is such a happy, festive, colorful, and DELICIOUS combination! Perfect for any birthday celebration of course! This week we rounded up three new takes on cake batter flavored treats: homemade truffles, Oreos, and cinnamon rolls! Even if it’s not your birthday this weekend, we highly recommend you make up a batch of these sprinkle laden cinnamon rolls! They are awesome 🙂

Cake Batter Truffles – Truffles are so simple, but look amazing and really wow people. This recipe comes from The Novice Chef and takes little effort but some patience while these treats chill!

Cake Batter Truffles – Image & recipe from The Novice Chef

Homemade Cake Batter Oreos – Oreos meet cake batter, and love ensues! The cookies on these Oreos are definitely softer than the store-bought kind… so kind of like a cake batter whoopie pie. This recipe comes from The Teenage Taste!

Homemade Cake Batter Oreos – Image & recipe from The Teenage Taste.

Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls – We have died and gone to cake batter heaven! How perfect would this be for a birthday breakfast (or even breakfast this weekend)? This amazing recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. And it wouldn’t be hard to become addicted to these cinnamon rolls!

Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls – Image & recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction

So which take on the cake batter treat was your favorite? We think you know ours (psst…. it’s the cinnamon buns)!

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Gift Ideas For Students & Teachers!

We love giving here at Make A Birthday Wish, and not just on someone’s birthday! So with all the holidays approaching, we’ve got a collection of our favorite gifts for teachers and students. A lot of these are super simple and affordable. They are a great way to encourage students to keep working hard, and to thank devoted teachers. Simply click on the title or image to go to the tutorial. Happy gifting!

Sweet Appreciation Notes – Blogger Kyla of Funky Polkadot Giraffe used these for teacher appreciation gifts, but teachers could use the same concept to reward good students! Or this would be adorable for a coworker or friend at school!

Sweet Treat Appreciation Notes by Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Have A Cereasly Great Day – This cute gift would be great for more than Valentines day. It would be perfect on a test day or another important day for hardworking students!

Have A Cereasly Great Day Gift by Babble Kids

You’re So Sharp Printables – This blog has so many cute ideas, and we love these free printables for student or teacher on the blog eighteen25!

You’re So Sharp Printables by eighteen25

Hot Chocolate Spoons – This would be a great gift paired with a mug and some cocoa mix! Could be cute for teachers to bring to school for a class party, or would be great for a wintertime birthday! This fantastic tutorial is from Alphamom!

Hot Chocolate Spoons by Alphamom

Sending You S’more Love – Such a cute and affordable treat for someone!

Sending You S’more Love

Teacher Survival Kit – This would be great for a teacher to be (recent grad) or your child’s teacher. Checkout the great photo tutorial from Two Peas in a Bucket!

Teacher Survival Kit from Two Peas in a Bucket

DIY Candybar Wrapper – This tutorial shows you a cute way to dress up any candy bar!

Candybar Wrapper from Pioneer Party

DIY Pencil Rolo Treats – This great tutorial comes from The Blackberry Vine!

DIY Pencil Rolo Treats by The Blackberry Vine

Pixie Stick Birthday Balloons – No tutorial here, but some cardstock or scrapbook paper, a fine point sharpie, and large pixie sticks would be an affordable way to celebrate student birthdays! These also would make great party treats!

Pixie Stick Birthday Balloons

Which is your favorite educationally themed gift idea?

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5 Of Our Favorite Halloween Treats!

Halloween is less than two weeks away and we are getting pretty excited! Today we wanted to share 5 of our favorite DIY Halloween Treats from around the web. Enjoy and get crafty!

Rat Eyeballs, Spider Legs, & Ghost Poop Treat Bags – This adorable (and hilarious) tutorial comes from Glory of Glorious Treats. She even includes free printables! Yay!

Rat Eyeballs, Spider Legs, & Ghost Poop Treat Bags from Glorious Treats

Vampire Bites – These adorable snacks come from OOMPY! Such a simple recipe with beautiful results!

Vampire Bites from OOMPY

Halloween Peeps In A Jar – Yummy marshmallows, graham crackers, M&M’s make a delicious Halloween S’more Bar! This cute and simple tutorial comes from Southern Vogue! These would make  great party favors!

Halloween Peeps In A Jar by Southern Vogue

Trix-or-Treat Goodie Bags – Super simple and super tasty. This tutorial comes from Stephanie of Somewhat Simple, includes FREE printables, and would make a great favor as well!

Trix-Or-Treats by Somewhat Simple

Halloween Push-Up Pop Parfaits – These are seriously too cute. This great tutorial was created by Erin of Procrastination Station. Check it out!

Halloween Push-Up Pop Parfaits by Procrastination Station

What is your favorite part of Halloween? We love getting dressed up!

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[Birthday-Bark]

Tired of the same ol’ birthday treats at your childs party? Try this super simple recipe for birthday bark!

Ingredients

6 ounces (180 grams) high quality dark or extra dark chocolate, chopped (I used Callebaut Chocolate – Pure – Bittersweet – 1 kg)

12 ounces (360 grams) high quality white chocolate, chopped (I used Callebaut Chocolate – Pure – White – 1 kg)

3 teaspoons white cake mix

sprinkles of choice (I used classic jimmies, non-pareils, and my favourite Wilton gold edible star sprinkles)

Method

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Chop chocolate.

3. Melt dark chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler. If using microwave, place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container (I use a Pyrex glass measuring cup), and heat for 20 second intervals, stirring each time with a silicone spatula. Be careful not to burn the chocolate–when there are just a few small bits left unmelted, you can simply continue to stir until it is completely smooth.

4. Pour melted dark chocolate onto your parchment/mat and spread (with a small offset spatula for ease) until desired thickness is achieved. Freeze for 20 minutes to set.

5. Melt your white chocolate. Whisk in cake mix slowly, stirring well until smooth. Let it sit for approximately 3 minutes (or at least until it slightly thickens).

6. Remove pan with set chocolate from the freezer and pour white chocolate on top, repeating the same spreading technique as you did with the dark chocolate. Toss sprinkles on right away. Freeze for 20 more minutes.

7. Once set, break or cut into pieces. Store in the refrigerator.

8. Try not to beat yourself up when you repeatedly sneak and snack on pieces every time you open the refrigerator for something else.

9. Enjoy!

We got this recipe from http://sweetapolita.com/2011/09/cake-batter-sprinkle-bark/