Easy Mini Cinnarolls

I woke up this morning with a craving for cinnamon rolls. Okay so maybe it’s an everyday craving but today I just had to have em.

These mini rolls are so easy and a great way for your kids to join you in the kitchen.

Here’s what you need:

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Start by chopping up your almonds. You can omit them all together or use a different kind of nut. Whatever suits your fancy.

Open your crescent roll and roll out the dough. Get little fingers to mush the lines together for you.

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Then have your littles brush on some melted butter. ( I melted 1/8 of a cup)

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Next sprinkle the dough with brown sugar, cinnamon and the chopped nuts.

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Roll up the dough lengthwise and cut into pieces. ( I cut mine into 12 pieces)

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Spray a mini muffin tin with non stick spray and put your mini cinnarolls in. Brush the tops with a little more melted butter and stick them into a preheated 350F oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until slightly brown.

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While they are baking make an easy 2 ingredient frosting. Take 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and mix with 1 teaspoon of milk. Drizzle over warm cinnarolls.

Look at this gooey, caramely bottom!

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And here they are! Framed out in bacon.

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Enjoy! Make it a yummy day!!

Momofuku Milk Bar-inspired Birthday Cupcakes

It’s not even my birthday, but you’ll wanna to lick the icing off!

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I haven’t been to Milk Bar but I have tried their amazing birthday cake. Yes, I had it shipped all the way from NYC. To die for. I’ve been too intimidated to try baking it but the craving grew stronger and I finally caved in. I found the recipe off the blog Kitchen Heals Soul but added my own flair to it. When I think Milk Bar, I think birthday cake and also cereal milk so I decided to join the two and make some Momofuku Milk Bar-inspired Birthday Cupcakes. Since I decided to go with cupcakes, I didn’t do a cake soak. (I’ll save that feat for another day.) I just topped the cupcakes with with cereal milk buttercream.

Play around with it. You might find a different take on the recipe that works for you. Enjoy!
-Adri-

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Birthday Cake Crumbs 

For the birthday cake crumbs, I followed Kitchen Heals Soul’s recipe:

  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 25 grams light brown sugar
  • 90 grams cake and pastry flour
  • 2 grams baking powder
  • 2 grams salt
  • 20 grams rainbow sprinkles
  • 40 grams grapeseed oil
  • 12 grams vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or a piece of parchment.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles and mix them on low speed until they are evenly mixed.
  3. Add the oil and the vanilla and continue beating the mixture until the ingredients clump and form small clusters.
  4. Carefully spread the delicate clusters in a thin layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes. They dry and harden as the cool into crispy crumbs. Let them cool completely before using them. By the time you’ve made the cake and frosting, they will be ready to be used anyways.

Cereal Milk Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cereal milk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • rainbow sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan with liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs together until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add flour, milk, oil, baking powder, vanilla, and sprinkles. Beat for another minute until batter is smooth and creamy. Pour batter into cupcake liners.
3. Bake for 18 minutes, rotating halfway. Cool on wire rack.

Cereal Milk Buttercream

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of cereal milk*
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar

1. In a mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter.
2. Add cereal milk and vanilla.
3. Add 6 cups sugar and mix till light and fluffy.

Mickey Inspired Cake Pop Tutorial

Yay! My first Blog post!

So Adri and I have been talking about launching a blog together forever and I’m so glad she got this going. ( I never would have, too scared) Now that it’s here I swear I’m snapping pictures of everything! I’m folding laundry and thinking: “Wow, that was a great fold maybe I should…..Nah”

Okay so I figured my first post should be about Cake Pops. I always see a lot of questions about making and dipping Mickey so…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Cakeball
  2. cakepop stick
  3. chocolate melts (for ears)
  4. melted chocolate (red, black and yellow)

Start by dipping your stick in red chocolate and inserting it into the cakeball. Set to dry. Take a cookie cutter(Ironically for me a mickey shaped one) and cut off a portion of the chocolate melt.

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Dip cakepop into the red chocolate and tap off excess chocolate. When almost set, attach the ears.

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Now let the cakepop sit for a little bit at this point to make sure it’s set. And to avoid any cracks.

Then it’s time for the second dip, in black.

Hold the cakepop upside down, straight above the melted chocolate. Slowly dip the pop until you get right past the ears. Pull up straight out of the chocolate and count to 20 while tapping off excess black chocolate. Turn right side up and pop any bubbles with your trusty toothpick. Let dry.

Mickey holding ready to dip Mickey half dunked mickey dipping in process

Here he is all shiny and ready to Meeska, Mooska, Mi….eh not quite. Still missing something.

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On to the buttons. There are so many choices out there for buttons. Here are a few of my favorites:

Mickey button options

Today I’m going to go with the trusty old toothpick and yellow chocolate.

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Of course I made some other fun cakepops to accompany this Disney star:

Mickey closeup done

And here’s a final picture with a fun display container Adrienne gave me for my birthday last year!

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Thank you guys so much for reading and please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions. Hopefully this will help you the next time you attempt this Clubhouse Mouse.

xo,

Nic