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Skinny Mini Confetti Cupcakes

Using just 2 ingredients, you can enjoy a sweet mini-cupcake snack, even when you’re eating light! Each cupcake has just 40 calories and less than 1 gram of fat.

Skinny Mini Confetti Cupcakes - just diet soda and cake mix from a box! Only 40 calories each and less than 1 gram of fat.

Skinny Mini Confetti Cupcakes

  • Servings: 60 mini cupcakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 Box Confetti Cake Mix
  • 12 oz. Sprite Zero (or any diet lemon-lime soda)
  • optional: icing, frosting, or Cool Whip


In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix and Sprite Zero, stirring to combine.

Pour batter into lined (or greased) mini cupcake pans.

Bake at 350°F for 15 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Let cool (optional: add frosting, icing, or Cool Whip) and serve.

Two Ingredient Cupcakes - just cake mix and diet soda - makes 60 cupcakes and they are only 40 calories each!

Estimated Nutrition Information for 1 unfrosted cupcake:

  • 42 calories
  • 0.8 g fat
  • 8.4 g carbs
  • 0.2 g fiber

Skinny Mini Confetti Cupcakes - just diet soda and cake mix from a box! Only 40 calories per cupcake.

mini cupcake pan

mini cupcake liners

Here are some tiny apple pies I made with won ton wrappers! I just mixed up some cinnamon, sugar, and butter, wrapped it in won ton wrappers, and baked these bite-size pieces for a few minutes. Verdict: super easy and super delicious.

Mini Apple Pies - perfectly baked in won ton wrappers. Just a few simple ingredients but tons of awesome fall flavor!



  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbs. butter, melted
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • sugar (to taste)
  • 24 won ton wrappers


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix the apples and butter in a bowl. Add cinnamon and sugar to taste.
  • Place won ton wrappers on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, then add apples as pictured and fold into triangles.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Mini Apple Pies - perfectly baked in won ton wrappers. Delicious fall flavor!

Mini Apple Pies - perfectly baked in won ton wrappers. So easy and so delicious.

apple peeler

Our little guy turned two!

Here’s a quick topping I put on his cake using just waxed paper and sprinkles:

Awesome tip: Use waxed paper and sprinkles for an easy cake topping!

Here’s what I did:

1. Print out a number (I used Microsoft Word), sized to the top of the cake

2. Trace the outline on waxed paper with a Sharpie

3. Using scissors or an x-acto knife, cut out the number, to make a stencil

4. Place waxed paper stencil on frosting

5. Top with sprinkles

6. Remove waxed paper

Make a stencil out of waxed paper for an easy numbered cake topper!

Use waxed paper as a stencil for a numbered cake topper!

Make a numbered cake topper with waxed paper and sprinkles.

Make a numbered cake topper with just waxed paper (as a stencil) and sprinkles!


Also, check out…

DIY Fabric Party Hat with Pom Pom Topper

DIY Paper Pennant Banner

DIY Birthday Photo Shoot

DIY Photo Background

Over the summer the kids and I tried a super-easy recipe for chocolate-covered blueberries. It has just two ingredients: chocolate (duh) and blueberries (double duh) LOL. They turned out really well and were fun to make and a great sweet snack.

2-Ingredient Chocolate Covered Blueberries


  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1-2 pints of blueberries
  • silicone mold


  • Pour chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and microwave until melted.
  • Spoon melted chocolate into the mold.
  • Drop in a few blueberries.
  • Freeze silicone mold then pop each piece out.
  • Keep refrigerated (we put ours in cupcake liners and Ziplock bags).

milk chocolate chips


silicone mold for chocolate covered blueberries

2-ingredient chocolate covered blueberries

The hubby’s birthday fell on the weekend of July 4 this year, so I went all out (calorie- and sugar- wise) on an ice cream cake to celebrate his day of turning the big 3-5.

Inspired by a recipe from I ended up with this crazy, cold, candy-filled, fattening, sugar-coma-inducing concoction.

Calorie count: Infinite (lol). Deliciousness factor: Off the charts.

candy shop ice cream cake


  • 2 flavors of ice cream (1 quart each). I used chocolate chip cookie dough, and chocolate.
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • Kit Kat candy bars (I used approximately 40)
  • 1 tub Cool Whip, thawed enough to spread
  • 1 package Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 c. M&M candies
  • parchment paper
  • 9-in springform pan


  • Remove both ice creams from the freezer and let melt so they are soft enough to stir.
  • While waiting on ice cream, combine 24 Oreo cookies and milk in a food processor, which will be the bottom layer for the crust.
  • Coat springform pan with non-stick spray, then place Kit Kat bars upright all around the side of the pan. Place bars as close as possible to each other, with “Kit Kat” facing outward.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper into the same size circle as the size of the bottom of the pan. Line the bottom of the pan with the paper then press the Oreo crust evenly on top of it.
  • Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Spread one kind of ice cream evenly over the Oreo crust, then put back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the second ice cream over the crust, and place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Top with Cool Whip as frosting, then sprinkle M&Ms on top. I added an Oreo, and you could also put Oreo crumbles on top too.
  • Return cake to freezer for 8-10 hours, or overnight, to set.
  • Remove from freezer 10 minutes prior to serving. Remove the springform ring, then slice cake, and serve.

line spring form pan with Kit Kat

blend Oreos and milk in food processor

Oreos + Milk = Crust

line bottom of pan with parchment paper

Oreo crust

3 layers on top of crust: ice cream, more ice cream, then Cool Whip

1st layer of ice cream

2nd layer of ice cream

frost with CoolWhip and top with candy

remove spring form ring before slicing

candy shop ice cream cake

candy shop ice cream cake

July 2014  – Here we are again, another birthday for the hubs! Last year’s ice cream cake was such a hit I made one again. Since we celebrated on the 4th of July, I used just red and blue M&Ms on top for a patriotic theme…

Candy Shop Ice Cream Cake: crust of Oreos, Kit Kat bars all around, 2 kinds of ice cream, top with Cool Whip and candies. Use different colors of MandMs for different themes!

I made some pretzel bites topped with cinnamon and sugar from a recipe on They taste remarkably similar to donut holes but aren’t fried. The best part? You can use frozen Texas rolls for the dough.

So… here’s what I came up with for Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes: Just 4 easy ingredients; frozen buns, melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

Also, instead of cinnamon sugar, you can top with parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt. Yum.

Thaw rolls just enough to cut into 4 pieces.


  • 1 bag of Rhodes Texas Rolls
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. sugar


Remove as many frozen rolls as you like; each roll makes four bites. Thaw until they are just soft enough to cut. Cut each roll in half, then in half again, for a total of four pieces from each roll. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and let dough rise for 30-45 mins, until doubled in size.

After dough has doubled in size bring a large pot of water to a boil and put 10-15 pieces of dough in the water at a time, stirring gently for 45 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towels, then place on greased baking sheet and bake in preheated 375F oven for 15 mins.

After baking, brush each piece with melted butter and put pieces into a ziplock or paper bag. Cover with the cinnamon and sugar then shake gently to coat. Pour onto serving dish.

After cutting into pieces, place on greased baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap/non-stick spray, and let rise until doubled in size, for about 45 minutes.

Bake for 15 minutes @ 375F then brush with melted butter.

After cutting rolls into 4 pieces, boil the dough for 45 seconds then remove and place on paper towels to drain.

After cutting rolls into 4 pieces, boil the dough for 45 seconds then remove and place on paper towels to drain.

cinnamon sugar donut holes

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mix on buttered pieces and shake to coat.