It’s been a while since I showed off Cupcake, my Animal Crossing New Horizons island. But I’ve been hard at work earning Bells and filling it to the brim with all sorts of sweet goodies!
So get your golden ticket out and lets get ready to enter the sugary candylicious world of Cupcake Island!!
I didn’t have any big plans or expectations of what my island would be other than sugary, fun, and happy! The island took on a life of it’s own and kind of turned into a scene out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! There’s so much candy, colour, and well chaotic fun that I hope it makes Mr. Wonka proud! 😀
Let’s jump in! In the middle of the island is the big cupcake with all the shops and my house as the cherry on top!
Outside of the cupcake is all the fun islands (hard candy, ice cream, donuts, a creamsicle, lollipop, cookie and a sundae!) surrounded by colourful paths, chocolate mazes, fudge filled rivers including the “chocolate tube” (made of cliffs and waterfalls) from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Augustus Gloop lived my dream of being sucked up a tube of flowing chocolate!
My house is still pretty small right now, because I’ve spent most of my money on ramps and sweets! XD But here’s what it’s like right now.
I’ve even packed up a couple of treats to send you off on your way!
Thanks for coming by! If you’d like a personal tour, comment below and I’d be thrilled to have you over!
Today was my annual work Christmas bake exchange, so I ended up doing two bakes. Was a super duper sugar overload!
I can’t even remember the last time I’ve even had a brownie so I was kind of excited to eat these chewy fudgy bites of happiness! But the brown colour is so not my thing! I wanted something colour and fun, and these fudgy Christmas tree brownies from Dinner at the Zoo caught my eye! They are a from scratch recipe (I don’t really like using boxed mixes when it’s just as easy to make your own!!)
I was already stuffed with brownie batter when I went on to bake #2 which was my bake for my exchange. I decided to make these bright green Grinch Cookies from Stress Baking because I wanted something bright and cute. Look at the little hearts! They made my heart grow three sizes!
They were a big hit! And I collected even more baked goods from the other girls at work!
I was so excited for chocolate day! I mean, who wouldn’t be excited about *having to* eat chocolate chips and lick melty chocolate from spoons while making pretty treats to share with friends (if they last long enough to give away ;))?!
There are only four simple ingredients to chocolate truffles: 3 cups of melting chocolate, a can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 tbsp of vanilla, and sprinkles! All you have to do is melt the chocolate, condensed milk, and vanilla in a double boiler, cool, roll, and then enjoy! The recipe and full instructions can be found here from Lord Byron’s Kitchen.
They are a bit messy but it’s completely worth being completely coated in chocolate for these little bites!
Still no cream cheese! It’s somehow even colder today here (-40C!!) and I’m not too keen on turning into a popsicle on the way to the store! This Christmas baking challenge really has turned into a bit of a challenge as it’s mean scrounging up what I’ve got and turning it into tasty treats.
Today I did Christmas candy! You know those desserts that are just pure sugary definitely terrible for you GOOD. Which is definitely what Loaded Christmas Bark is!
It’s sweet and salty with chocolate, white chocolate, M&Ms, pretzels, peanuts, and sprinkles and looks just like Christmas! I’ve been back to the counter 3 times to steal some more because it’s irresistible.
Don’t you look cute and festive today! 🙂 For No Bake day of the 25 Days of Christmas Baking Challenge, I’m getting all buttered up. Peanut buttered up that is!
My family lives and breathes peanut butter. We add it to absolutely everything and can clear a shelf of Reese’s Cups in a jiff. So when I found these Christmas No Bake Peanut Butter Balls from Emily Enchanted I knew I was dipping in right away.
These little balls are sticky, but super quick to make (I was able to squeeze them in before I left for work!) and the combination of chocolate and peanut butter will have the biggest Grinches at the party melt.