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Happy Birthday Karlee!

It's a GIANT Hershey Kiss Cake!!
Sorry guys, I wish I would have taken the step by step pics, but I was short on time and semi-worried it wouldn't turn out (me being paranoid)... But it worked out perfectly!  I wrapped it in foil for a more authentic look!

Happy Birthday Karlee!!

Extraordinary Desserts, San Diego

I have to be a mini cheerleader for Extraordinary Desserts in San Diego.  BOY OH BOY is it worth it!!  Once you step inside, your mouth will water, your jaw will drop at its awesome beauty, and I can guarantee you won't be able to choose which one you want!!!  
With two locations, Little Italy and Boca Park ... you just have to go!!
I heard that the venue in Boca Park is a bit smaller than Little Italy (shown in picture), but it's just SO cool (probably because this is how my dessert shop looks like in my dreams).  
A photo doesn't do it's justice, each dessert made with so much care!!   Each dessert looks like a flower arrangement with  roses, flowers, fresh fruit and a spec of gold...  Extraordinary!!
How could you eat this work of art?!?  It's so beautiful!  And OMG melt in your mouth, utterly delicious, pure goodness!! It's as good as it looks, believe me!!
And if this is what heaven looks like, then I can't WAIT!

Chocolate Balloons?!?

Inspired by my recent visit to Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy, San Diego, I decided to go bonkers with balloons!  I referred to Bakerella's Pudding Cups for a little more instruction (I needed hand-holding) because the thought of a balloon popping crossed my mind....
I took Bakerella's advice and used water balloons that I bought from the $1 store (LOVE that place!).  
I washed each of them (you can never be too clean!!)
Before dipping into warm chocolately goodness, spray a very light coat of vegetable oil or you risk balloon fragments stuck in your chocolate shell.
I was UBER excited to use my Wilton Chocolate Pro that my [super great] sister got me for my birthday.  The thought of the balloon popping crossed my mind again- but my excitement erased that thought!!
It's not necessary to make all the excess chocolate drip off, because we'll need it to puddle at the bottom of the balloon to make a stable base - see below -
Give it time to dry - be patient!  With a scis…

I'm SO Excited!

...I just can't hide it!!...  Really--- I'm totally singing that song in my head!!

I just pre-purchased Bakerella's Cake Pop book, I've been waiting for gosh, I don't know how long!



Scheduled delivery around mid-September.  Can't WAIT!  More to come!

p.s. I'm really sorry for the lack of posts!!  ARGH, I have to find more time!! xoxoxo