Friday, June 21, 2013

My blog has moved!!! Check out the new site!

Hello Everyone! I have moved my blog over to my website! 
I don't want you to miss all of the WONDERFUL RECIPES over there!

Like these:

 Amazing Chocolate and Peanut Butter Molten Lave Cakes!
 Easy to make and OH SO RICH! Find the recipe HERE

Easy Mini Tart Desserts! The perfect dessert for a warm summer day!
Find the recipe HERE
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Floppy Bunny Flapjacks!

Floppy Bunny Flapjacks


Make your favorite pancake recipe or use the already made frozen pancakes to save time.

Each Floppy Bunny Face needs 3 Pancakes, 2 licorice pieces 1 ½ inches long, 8 raisins,1 maraschino cherry, or other candies, and of course…syrup!

Use a table knife to cut one of the pancakes into curved pieces for the ears and the bow tie. (see photo above). The two outside pieces are the ears the inside piece is the bow tie. Arrange the ears and the bow tie around the stack of 2 pancakes so it looks like a bunny. 

Put two raisins on the top pancake where the eyes should be. Put a cherry or round soft candy where the nose should be. Use licorice to make the mouth. Put 3 raisins on each side of the bow tie. Drizzle Syrup on top!  Get Creative and try making other animals out of the pancakes. How about a dog or a cat? Can you think of other foods you could use to make the eyes, nose and mouth?

Kid Created

You may also like How to make Candy Sushi!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Melted Rainbow Crayon Art!

 Here is a project you can make at home! 
Melted Rainbow Crayon Art 
Tutorial by Glorious Treats
She gives you great Step By Step instruction!
This is definitely on my to do list!

Also check out my latest recipe post!
Girl Scout Inspired: Thin Mint Brownies!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Candy Sushi! Lots of FUN with your kids in the Kitchen!

Why not have a Candy Sushi Party? This is a really FUN edible project to do with your KIDS on a weekend or even for their next fun PARTY!!! Below you will see some great ideas to use, but feel free to get creative! Think BIG! Think COLOR! Think FUN!!!! You can even get chop sticks and set the scene for imaginative play!

 How to make Candy Sushi

What you will need:

  •   Rice Krispies
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Twinkies (sliced)
  • Gummy Worms
  • Swedish Fish
  • Green Fruit Roll ups
  • Red Licorice 


Make Rice Krispies Treats (follow the directions on the cereal package add extra marshmallows to make extra gooey). Make as much as you need according to how many “rolls” you will want to make. Press the mixture down flat on to a cookie sheet and let it cool completely before using.  Cut into long flat strips that are wide enough to put candies in. Place one gummy worm and one twizzler at the top of the strip and roll the candies tightly into the strip to form a nice sushi roll. The rice may crack while you are rolling it (it's okay) just continue to form the roll. Cut off any excess candies hanging out. Take a fruit roll up and wrap around the sushi roll. Cut off any extra bits of fruit roll up. Slice the roll into bite size pieces. 

  • Serve with chop sticks and place on bamboo mats or square plates. 
  • Top the sushi with thin swirls of green icing for the appearance of wasabi. 
  • Serve with small dishes of chocolate syrup for the appearance soy sauce.


Slice Twinkies into bite size pieces top with a Swedish Fish and cut a slice of a fruit roll up to place around the edge of the Twinkie.

Cut Rice Krispies treats into small flat rectangles top with a Swedish Fish and wrap the center with a slice of fruit roll up.

This is easy enough to do with kids and but fun for adults as well! 

Think color and presentation! 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Edible Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids


I was looking around at some of my favorite blogs today and saw this great little Candy Craft for kids to do for Valentines Day! The are easy to make and absolutely adorable! The blog is called Red Tricylce
 and you can find the tutorial and recipe 


Friday, January 4, 2013

Mississippi Mud Cake

Over the holidays, I found a website called that features my Mississippi Mudcake Recipe/Video on their site! This is a fun and easy recipe that you can make with your kids!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cupcakes in a Jar!

Cupcakes are the rage these days!
Put CUPCAKES IN A JAR and it takes a simple cupcake to a whole new level!
They are quite easy to make and people LOVE the visual effect!

What you will need:

  • 12 Mason jars (I used 16 oz jars)
  • 24 Cupcakes (without the liners)
  • Ribbon, printable cutouts, stickers, scissors, hot glue or two sided tape, paper and/or material.
  • Enough icing for 24 cupcakes 
  • A piping bag and a frosting tip of your choice (or a zip-lock bag with the corner cut of)

  • Make your cupcakes and let them cool 
  • Make your frosting (see my favorite recipe below) OR use a store bought brand
  • Open up all of your jars
  • Attach a label of your choice to the lid of the jar (to cover up the mason jar writing). Create your own labels or find free printable labels online
  • Put one cupcake in each jar
  • Top each cupcake with plenty of  frosting (I pipe my frosting because it is easier to get the frosting in the jar this way, you can also use a zip-lock bag).
  • Place another cupcake in the jar on top of the frosting
  • And then nicely pipe frosting on the top cupcake (do not fill the icing up too high)
  • Add sprinkles or candies
  • Close up your jar and add ribbons or material and a fork!

What a perfect gift for a special occasion!!

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: Beat together two sticks of softened butter, slowly add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, 2-4 Tbsp of milk as needed and 1/4 cup coco powder (if you want chocolate frosting).

Happy Baking!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Love the Holiday Season!

The holidays always give me an excuse to bake way too much for absolutely no real reason!
Here are a few of my latest Cookie Cupcake Creations (Instagramed)!!! I am currently taking orders for the Los Angeles area with free delivery within 10 miles of 91208!
For more information, send me a message at:

Pretty Pink and Purple Buttercream

Chocolate Chip with mini M&M's

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cups

Holiday Oatmeal Butterscotch chocolate chip with green Buttercream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Monday, November 26, 2012


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FACEBOOK HOLIDAY SPECIAL: from Baking with Melissa

Book a kids "Baking Party" with Miss Melissa and take $40.00 off your next baking party (discount promotion expires on Dec.31st) but can be used on parties throughout Dec. 2012-May 2013.

For more details check out my website: HERE

Be sure to "like" me on facebook and mention this add to receive the discount!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Building Self Esteem

The kitchen is a GREAT classroom for children!  Every time you invite them to cook or bake with you; you are giving them the opportunity to work on reading, math and motor skills.

Did you know that kids are more likely to try new foods if they have the opportunity to help you make it? I once had a girl in one of my cooking classes that insisted she was "allergic to salad", this of course, was absolutely adorable to me, but after making the salad she decided she wasn't really "allergic" after all!

Are you in the Los Angeles area? Are you looking for something fun to do for your child's next birthday party? I am now hosting Kids Baking Parties in the luxury of your own home! I bring all of the ingredients and everything we need to have a fun time in the kitchen!  
Check out for more information!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kids LOVE to be in the Kitchen!

Here is a simple "go to" recipe that you can easily make with your kids.
It only requires 6 ingredients, 1 pot and about 15 minutes of your time.


They taste SO good!


1/2 cup of butter (or non-dairy Earth Balance)
1/2 cup of milk (or soy/almond milk)
1/2 cup of coco powder
2 cups of Sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter (or almond butter)
3 cups of old fashioned oats


Put butter, milk, coco powder and sugar into a pot and on medium/low heat! Melt everything together stirring constantly and then let it come to a boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and oats. Then use a cookie scoop to spoon out your cookies onto parchment paper!  Let them cool and harden up and ENJOY!
Note: I like to put them in the refrigerator to cool in order to speed up the process, plus I like to eat them cold, but you can also leave them out at room temperature if you prefer.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

How about a Baking Party!?!




Check out Miss Melissa's Website to book your next party!