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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Afghan and Rug

The diamonds are appearing, just like I thought that they would. 

I am thinking that I need at least another row of black and one of white to make them apparent.

Tessie refuses to do anymore until I give her some of her favorite kind of Spaghetti and Meatballs...She will, however, pose for a photo opp at any time...
I got a little more done on the rug this morning too...While I was waiting for the spaghetti to bake...

The turquoise and pink at the bottom is the area I am working on....I may have to tear out the pink.  It is too light to show up as a separate color.

Tessie is now doubling up her fists and demanding meatballs...

OK...Go to the next photo and look.
My friend,Joan had a birthday yesterday.  We witches have been teasing her about watching "Honey Boo Boo".  She laughs right along with us and tells us about the latest happenings.  She was telling us about the "family recipe" for spaghetti.  The sauce is made with catchup...  I just had to make her dessert for the WW meeting.

Here you go.  Spaghetti and even MEATBALLS!  So there, Honey Boo Boo!

They are yellow cupcakes with a light coat of spread on frosting.  Over that, I piped on extra frosting with a small round  cake decorating tube.

I then warmed some strawberry preserves in the microwave just enough to make it a bit runny.  I didn't want it to be hot.

Into that, I dipped Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  Just enough to coat them.  I plopped one into the middle of each pile of spaghetti and then dabbed extra preserves around the bottom edge to make sauce. 

The last touch is grated white chocolate for the cheese. 

I think that I have a new favorite Italian dish....I know Tessie does!

I can't take all of the credit for this.  I did think of doing it all by myself.  I was thinking of using cake pops for the meatballs and making them myself....I don't particularly like cake pops, so I was trying to think of something else to use...I put "spaghetti cake" in the msn search engine and hit "images" and to my amazement there are a LOT of people as crazy as I am.  Several said that the candy could be used.

It was great fun to make and probably will be even more fun to eat...I have to just look at it until the meeting at Joan's house this afternoon.  Oh well, Tessie and I got to lick the bowls...Now she is in the tub in the townhouse. Cleaning up. She fell in the frosting bowl. 

I guess I should go wash the frosting out of my hair before I go to Joan's house.

See you tomorrow.


A. Wright said...

LOVE the cupcakes! Too funny :D

Kathi said...

Love your cupcakes! How creative!
They look great!!!

Merri said...

OMG I love that cake! Zeb is a spagetti nut, so that will be his next birthday cake. Thank you for the idea, Casey! Awesome as usual.

Lucille said...

Wow, Casey! What a fantastic and delicious looking desert. It's so original. It's a show stopper! Have fun at the WW meeting!

Caseymini said...

I thought that it was original, until I saw how many people had already made them while I was just thinking about how to do it.LOL. I will have to show you the sandwich appetizer that I made one time that looked just like a fancy, decorated cake. That was fun too.

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Love the dessert. I love desserts that look like something else. Remember dirt cake?
I'm hosting Mother's Day luncheon
for my daughter and grandkids. It looks like your recipe will be the
dessert course.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I think that is the best spaghetti and meatball recipe I have ever seen! What fun!
Big hug,

Neen said...

I would love your recipe for roast beef enchiladas, I am still thinking about them!

Cheers, Neen

Elizabeth S said...

What a new and creative and FUN way to enjoy 'Spaghetti!' Very Very cute!


Indy_Poppy said...

Cool idea. Honey Boo Boo has just landed on Aussie TV recently. I haven't watched it but the adds are amusing!

Caseymini said...

Neen, I don't really have a recipe. I just make them...I use left over roast, chopped in the food processor with some onion. That and cheese goes in the softened (dipped in hot oil and then the hot enchilada sauce) tortillas and is rolled up. They are covered with the sauce and then more cheese. Baked for half an hour at 350.

Caseymini said...

Forgot to say, I crowded 15 in a (X13" pan to bake.

12Create said...

Yum those spaghetti & meatball cupcakes just sound divine.

mcddiss said...

esa tarta se ve de lo mas original y seguro que a tu amiga le encantara, veo que sigues avanzando con la alfombra y el cuadro , espero que Tessie pudiese librarse de todo el glaseado