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Simple to Make Sweet Treats

By Leslie Sausage

So simple and quick! A Celebration Cake, Love Cakes and Flavorageous Crispy Treats can be prepared with minimal or even no cooking.

Celebration Cake

This is so easy and can be adapted for other celebrations with different pie fillings or frostings. You could also add coconut, nuts, or candies to decorate. Looks beautiful and NO cooking at all! For Valentines Day, use cherry pie filling!

All you need:

1 prepared angel food cake,
1 can pie filling and
1 tub prepared cream cheese frosting

Place cake on a cake plate. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Pour the pie filling in the hole in the middle of the cake.

Serve slices of the cake topped with some pie filling.

Love Cakes

Very pretty! The only cooking is just heating the frosting until it is pourable.

1 prepared pound cake,
1 tub prepared vanilla frosting,
Red food coloring
1 tube chocolate decorative frosting, with plain tip for writing
1 (14 oz) bag M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine's Day
 
 
You will also need:
wire  cooling rack,
waxed paper,
2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter
and a glass measuring cup.

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and top with a wire cooling rack; set aside. Cut pound cake into 1-inch thick slices. Using the heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cake using cookie cutter. Place the heart-shaped cake pieces on top of the wire cooling rack.

Spoon 1/4 cup of vanilla frosting into a resealable plastic bag and set aside. Tint the remaining frosting to a light shade of pink using food color and spoon it into a glass measuring cup. Heat the pink frosting in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds, or until pourable. DO NOT OVERHEAT. Pour the pink frosting over the heart-shaped cake pieces, covering the tops and the sides, reuse the drippings and reheat,if necessary. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

Snip a tiny corner of the resealable plastic bag filled with the white frosting, and use it to pipe designs on the tops and sides of the heart-shaped cake pieces. Add candies to make different designs, then pipe messages on the tops with the decorative chocolate frosting.

Flavorageous Crispy Treats

5 T butter or margarine
9 C miniature marshmallows (16 oz)
1 envelope Kool-Aid, any flavor
9 C Crispy rice cereal

Grease a 10x15x1" pan. Melt butter; about 45 seconds on high in the microwave. Add marshmallows; toss to coat with butter. Microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes or until smooth; stirring every minute. Stir in drink mix. Immediately add cereal, mix lightly until well coated. Using greased spatula or wax paper, press into prepared pan. Cool. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares. Can also be made on the top of the stove using a saucepan.

Leslie Sausage is a web designer, freelance writer and mom. She is the author of several e-books. For more creative, practical and fun ideas for your home visit Heart4Home.net at http://www.heart4home.net

 

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