Delicious "leftovers" desserts, and details about my first give away!


Last weekend, I donated dessert for an auction dinner at the church I grew up in, in my hometown.  Four types of cupcakes later, I still had some extra lemon curd and white and dark chocolate ganache!  I hate seeing food go to waste, so I decided to whip up some desserts for Sunday dinner with my parents to use up all of my leftovers.

I made a cinnamon-pecan cookie crust for a lemon curd tart, that was absolutely delicious...




... and rolled my leftover ganache into truffles - dark chocolate rolled in cocoa, and white chocolate rolled in shredded coconut:




These desserts were the perfect way to end a gorgeous spring day and a great dinner with family.  What are some of your favorite things to do with leftovers?

In other exciting news - my little blog is creeping up to 100 followers - yippee!  I felt that this was a good time to have my first give away.  Once I hit 100 followers, the give away will be triggered, and I'll make a post with all of the details.  Due to the popularity of my Cupcake Decorating Tutorial, I think it is appropriate to give away cupcake decorating supplies!  The lucky winner will receive:


  • 1 dozen handmade pinwheel cupcake wrappers
  • 1 dozen handmade flower cupcake wrappers
  • 4 extra large piping tips
  • 1 heavy duty 16" piping bag
  • 1 cupcake dummy for practicing
  • A variety of sprinkles and sugars for decorating!


The sooner I hit 100 followers, the sooner the giveaway will happen!  Please spread the word about my blog on Facebook, Twitter, by linking from your own blog, etc - and become a follower today! :)

2 comments:

Kay @ Kay's Cakes said...

wow that's a lot of stuff for your first give away, how very generous! Congratulations on nearly reaching your 100 though, tis very well done! :)

Kristen said...

Thank you Kay! :)