Fun Fruit Popsicle Recipe

Hey everyone! Instead of doing the usual review on sweet treats, I will be sharing a recipe that I’ve seen several times around the internet. It’s a simple but fun and very healthy fruit popsicle recipe that will make your day a little cooler!

Healthy, colorful, tasty!

This recipe only requires a few things:

-An assortment of fruit (Strawberries, cherries, watermelons, melons)

-Water

-Popsicle stands

Directions:

1. Slice up your fruits into small, bite-sized pieces. The amount of fruit you slice up depends on how many popsicles you want to make. In this batch, I used about 4 strawberries, 2 small chunks of cantaloupe, 2 small chunks of honeydew, 4 grapes, and 5 cherries.

Slice up the fruit into bite-sized pieces.

2. Find your possible stands and fill them up with the fruit, layering the fruit inside in different ways to create a more colorful result. Afterwards, fill each popsicle container with water up to the top.

3. Stick the popsicles into the freezer to chill. The popsicles should be ready in 3-4 hours 🙂

Enjoy!

****NOTE****

If you would like to have a sweeter popsicle, substitute the water for lemonade or any type of fruit juice.

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Homemade San Francisco Themed Cake

Hey everyone! This weeks treat is going to be a little different because it is homemade! Personally, I think homemade baked goods are always the best.

 

                             

This week’s treat was made by my group  for a class at school. Our cake theme is formally known as “I lost my heart in San Francisco”. Note that the plane banner says “Go Giants”. The cake itself is not made from a box, but from a grandmother’s recipe. We used tubbed buttercream frosting for the dirty icing layer, and the outer layer is made using a buttercream recipe from foodnetwork.com, which I will include on the bottom.  We also dyed the icing in several different colors such as blue, teal, and purple for extra fun.

Fondant was used for the plane, the cityscape, and the stars. The fondant was bought in a package, and we dyed them different colors and flavored it with vanilla extract. Personally though, I think fondant is yucky, but it looks nice on cakes!

The cake flavor was vanilla yellow cake that was actually made up. Unfortunately, I do not have the recipe with me right now, but I will post it soon! My next post will hopefully be the recipe for my cake and a review for the recipe. Stay tuned in!

 

Oh, here’s the buttercream frosting recipe… before I forget about it!

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

 

YIELDS: 10-12 seervings

TIME: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

Directions

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/quick-vanilla-buttercream-frosting-recipe/index.html