Friday, October 3, 2008

Yummy Caramel Toffee Apple Dip & a Speedy Race Car Birthday Cake for a speedy One Year Old!!!

I am in love with this Apple Dip. The Toffee Chips give it a great crunch. It is creamy, sweet & just heavenly!!! I love to dip my apples in it. My in-laws have an apple tree with some of the best tarty apples. They are always kind to share. We had this at my son's birthday party the other night. They made for a crisp side to some speedy hot dogs, veggies and dip, & chips. It was a hit! You really could dip any kind of fruit with it. This recipe comes from a lady who takes this yummy dip to all of her bridal and baby showers with an assortment of fruit. It is sooo yummy! You don't want to miss out on this dip while apples are in season!

Creamy Caramel Toffee Dip

1 - 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup White Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Skor or Heath Bar Toffee Chips

Beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla together until fluffy. Stir in Toffee Chips just before serving. Serve with fruit. You can make the cream cheese mixture ahead of time and keep in the fridge...just don't forget to add the toffee chips. They complete this dip! Store leftover dip in the fridge. It keeps well, the toffee chips just lose their crunch.

Speedy Race Car Birthday Cake!!!

It was my little boys 1st Birthday this week! I did a Race Car theme, because this little guy just loves cars. He loves to drive them back and forth with his little hands. This cake was perfect for our little racer! I got the recipe from . I just love Family Fun. They have got great ideas for birthdays, craft projects, kid games, recipes & a whole lot more!

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I think the cake turned out perfect! The kids loved it! It was fun to look at, and of course to dig into. I love the crumbled oreo cookies for the track, and the green sprinkles were fantastic! I made my favorite Cream Cheese frosting that made it so tasty. I put my cakes in the freezer for about an hour before I frosted them, and I also dipped my frosting knife in water each time I dipped for more frosting. It helped keep the crumbs from the cake out of my frosting. I used white chocolate covered Reese's PB cups cut in small rectangles to make my dotted lines. I'm not a fan of the Good 'n Plenty's that the recipe called for. My cake sure isn't perfect like their picture, but it worked for me. My little boy loved it. He did eat a little too much cake, and was up a lot in the night with a belly ache, but're only "1" once!

I had to include this picture of our little racer getting ready to open his presents. Isn't that just the cutest back side you have ever seen! He knew what was coming! He loved opening his presents. Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us. He even performed his new walking skills for everyone! We love you bud!!!


Rachel said...

Your cake turned out great! Good job! Happy Birthday Alex! The dip looks yummy too.

Monica said...

Cute--I may have to try that cake for our next birthday party! The dip looks tasty too. I remembered that it was Alexander's birthday after you guys left the park the other day. We should have had cupcakes or something for him! Oh well, sounds like he had enough cake. :)

Prudy said...

What a cute little boy-even from the back. I love that cake. You did a fab job on that. I've made that dip and it is seriously addictive stuff with apples.

Melanie Anne said...

I love that dip too--and your race car cake is darling!!

nikki said...

I made your dip today at a baby shower and it was a hit! Love your cake, it is adorable and love your blog!

Jenny said...

Cute! That cake is adorable and the dip looks fantastic! What a fun birthday party!

hot garlic said...

Oh, that dip is a GREAT idea! I'm going to try it for sure. Anything to get me to eat some fruit!

And it's my son's birthday this month, I might have to steal your cake idea!

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