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! :)