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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Un-birthday!








Birthdays. Love 'em or hate 'em?

I love them. Not just my own, but all of my family's and friends' birthdays as well!  The candles, cake, food, parties, deocorations, presents - I love it all. 

My favorite part of a birthday celebration is that special moment when everyone gathers around singing Happy Birthday, the lights are dimmed as the glowing cake is brought out and the birthday girl or boy takes in a deep breath to blow out the candles and make a wish.


At precisely that moment I  imagine the whole universe coming to a halt as it waits to hear what the next birthday wish will be; and I remember a quote from The Alchemist - 




"When you want something the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it." -  Paulo Coehlo




My little sister had a birthday recently which inspired me to make these yummy "Birthday Cake Truffles".  Although she is in a different state I decided to make them anyway to celebrate her birthday and my un-birthday. : j  They are super easy to make plus these little bites are just as filling as a huge slice of cake. A cute twist on the traditional birthday cake.  Enjoy!




Birthday Cake Truffles

Ingredients:
1 box of Yellow Cake Mix (or make your own )
Milk Chocolate Melts
Sprinkles

Steps:
To see a step by step with pictures guide to making cake truffles see this post I wrote earlier: http://oureyeseatfirst.blogspot.com/2011/02/step-by-step-rose-and-white-chocolate.html
Substitute with the yellow cake and chocolate melts.

Once the cake rounds have been dipped in chocolate top with sprinkles and if you like, add candles!



Whether its your birthday or your un-birthday, make these adorable birthday cake truffles and wish away!


34 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the name of your blog- so true... we do eat with our eyes first! Your truffles look beautiful :)

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  2. Wow what a great idea,those look like pure yumness!

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  3. just gorgeous .. and looking super cute. One of my friend is coming to stay with us for few days and she is coming all the way from NJ. I bet she will love these .. got to surprise her with these :P
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  4. I love these truffles!! A perfect bite-size birthday treat in a tiny package. The addition of sprinkles on the top makes them so cute. :)

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  5. Your sister is so lucky you went through all the trouble to make these for her! (Those babies are time intesive). I love the look of the simple rainbow sprinkles they are so cute!

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  6. I love that you celebrated your sisters birthday even though she wasn't there :) The truffles look delicious!

    The Alchemist is one of my favourite books, I'll have to read it again soon.

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  7. Cool idea! I like the idea of cake truffles because then you can have more than one. :)

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  8. gorgeous... how do you get your chocolate so smooth? i can only get it that way when i make pops... =P

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  9. Delicious looking truffles! I love them for sure!:)

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  10. I absolutely love birthdays! Family, friends, presents and cake...what's not to love. I think it's so sweet that you made these cake balls even though your sister is far away. I've thought about making cakes for my family even though they are also living in another state. Maybe I will in honor of their birthdays next time. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful Un-birthday truffles...Love the captures!

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  12. How cute! I love anything mini, and then to top it off and have it be cake... well, yum!

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  13. Cute looking cake truffles..the pictures are superb!!

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  14. Oh, this is inspired :D. I wish someone would make these for my birthday... but I could just make them for myself :)
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. do stop by when you get the chance, I'm doing an $80 Amazon giveaway :D

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  15. Wonderful, creative birthday treats. I adore the candle in the cake truffle.

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  16. I love birthdays and your truffle are perfect for such an even. happy birthday to your Sister.
    thanks for sharing these stunning truffles with us. have a wonderful day

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  17. Me again, congrats on Top 9 today on Foodbuzz

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  18. These are adorable! I've always wanted to make cake truffles and with those rainbow sprinkles, they are just about the cutest ones I've ever seen!

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  19. What a great idea. So perfect for any occasion! Can't wait to try them!

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  20. Am so into cake balls or cake pops now. So melt-in-your-mouth comfort food. Great happy little treats.

    The Souper

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  21. Am so into these tiny treats aka cake balls or cake pops if put on sticks. They melt in your mouth...Yum.

    The Souper

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  22. These look incredible! I agree, these gorgeous truffles are great for a birthday or an un-birthday!!

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  23. Heyyy! wowwww your site is absolutely stunning and awesome recipes~are you a professional?

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  24. My family would be all over these...and I admire their beauty!

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  25. These look so cute, I like your theory, and i'm sure your little sister was wishing she was with you when she saw the gorgeous photos of her cake :)

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  26. Heavenly! I wish I had some right now!

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  27. Wow, these are like my scone balls only prettier :-)

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  28. These are absolutely adorable!! And who doesn't love truffles?! Lol

    Feel free to come and check out my blog... http://sandiesbitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/

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