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Baby hat with flower

imageI was asked by a coworker to make a hat for her neice’s baby girl. The hat needed to cover the ears, because it may be May, but that wind can be brutal. After googling some options, I came across a crochet baby turban pattern, and it was ADORABLE! Thank fully there was a tutorial, so I didn’t have to try and figure it out on my own. Find the pattern from this momma makes stuff here.

Because the pattern is for a really small baby, and the baby I am making this for is almost 1 year, I adjusted the size by increasing the hook size to 5.50 and adding two extra DC to the initial row. It worked so well and is adorable!

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As per the mom’s request, I added a flower to the front. This was actually a really small flower (made with a super tiny hook) placed in the centre of a larger flower (made with a 5.50 hook).

I love how this hat turned out, so I am making another one for the same coworkers daughter. This time in purple. I will post how it turns out.

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One of the best things I’ve ever created

Think of a food so good that there isn’t enough of it. Its got everything you like in your desserts – chocolate, cheesecake, caramel, cake, coffee or peanut butter. When you eat it, it is pretty amazing.

imageWell, I wish I could be exagerating the hype, but my “Mouthgasmic Cupcakes” really are that good. I know the name probably makes you giggle, but it was created after I first made these over a year ago, and a friend said the cupcake was almost orgasmic – thus Mouthgasmic.

The name is great, but the best part is HOW EASY this recipe is. It is simply mixing chocolate cake (and yes it has to be chocolate, vanilla or white cake just isn’t the same, and not fancy chocolate cake, just plain chocolate cake) and cheesecake in mini muffin pans and baking. The mini muffin pans are important too, because these are REALLY sweet and decadent and a big muffin or peice of cake is too much at once. You should probably enjoy these with a coffee. The full size cupcakes in this picture are too big, but still delish.

Also, I’ve made peanut butter caramel chocolate cheesecake and caramel chocolate macchiatto versions. Both are AHMAZING and the only change is replacing the peanut butter with cold coffee.

Ingredients:

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 Eggs
1 8oz cream cheese room temp
3/4c. white sugar
chocolate sauce
caramel sauce
Peanut butter or cold coffee

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Prepare cake mix as per instructions on the box. Preheat oven to temperature on box – usually 350F.
In a seperate bowl, combine eggs, cream cheese and sugar. Once blended, add caramel, chocolate and either peanut butter or coffee. Add as much as you feel like of the caramel, chocolate and peanut butter. If adding coffee, be careful if doesn’t get too runny.
Scoop the chocolate cake mix into the muffin tins, until they are all about 1/2 full. Then add a small amount of cheesecake. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes for the mini cupcakes, 20-25 minutes for normal size cupcakes.

Now this can make up to 10 dozen mini cupcakes, so I HIGHLY recommend sharing with loved ones, coworkers, neighbours, friends, enemies, whomever you can, because that is a lot for one person to eat. 🙂

Enjoy!

 

 

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