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2011, Not Too Shabby… HELLO 2012!

HELLO MY DEAREST READERS!!!! I know, you’re probably thinking, who is this person talking to us? Is this the girl who hasn’t posted in over a month? We thought aliens abducted her or something… Nope, I’m still here on planet earth! I want to give a humungous, gigantic, whopping apology for being MIA for so long!! With college applications, a play, school, the holidays, and my life, I have had absolutely ZERO time! It has truly killed me. I so badly wanted to share with you all my fun treats and fabulous fashion! But I know you didn’t miss me too much, and now, it’s a new year, and I am a new woman! My new years resolution? To post at LEAST twice a week!! I’m going to do my best here!

I want to thank everyone who’s been reading my silly little posts and making me feel like someone enjoys what I write about! Check out these fun 2011 facts… and get ready for a FABULOUSLY FULL OF POSTS new year with Little Girl, Big Taste! :-)

xoxo,

Laura!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Never Too Late for Halloween.

Hi there! So I realize this post probably should have been made on Monday. Or Sunday. Basically, I’m really late. But hey, better late than never right?! So, I’m giving you these tasty treats now. Plus, it’s never a bad thing to extend Halloween a little further, is it?! Didn’t think so. So check out these scrumptious and adorable Halloween treats and put them on your to-bake list for Halloween! Ready, go!

First up, Candy Corn Cupcakes! No, they do not taste like candy corn. I was browsing Halloween recipes on Pinterest and saw this recipe and just had to! I didn’t follow the recipe at all, though. I used a vanilla box cake mix (time constraints!) and my never-fail buttercream frosting which you can find here! Once your frosting is made, separate into 3 bowls. Dye one bowl orange, one yellow and leave one white. Then, to create the candy corn affect, using your icing bag or “gun” with a star tip, make the orange layer on all the cupcakes, then the yellow, and finally the white. And voila, adorable candy corn cupcakes!

Yum.

Oh hi, those would be my glittery Halloween fake cupcakes! They make me smile.

I just think these look so festive!

Oh yeah, my attempt to make my candy corn cupcakes in the shape of a candy corn. I am so lame.

And there you have it, one easy and delicious Halloween treat!  Let’s check out what’s next….

 

CANDY CORN FUDGE! Okay, so I maaaaaaay have gotten a little carried away on the candy corn theme this Halloween. But come on, it’s just so cute and festive looking! I couldn’t control myself. I blame the internet.

So I got the idea for these little buggers from Something Swanky. I was so excited when I saw this because, as you all know, I love making fudge! It’s so easy and it’s always delicious. I followed this recipe exactly, and it was one for success! The only semi-difficult part is cutting the little triangles. You will have excess fudge, because when you cut the triangles from the strips you make, every other “candy corn” will be upside-down (White on the bottom, orange on top.). But no worries, save the extra for an at-home treat (it’s just as delicious!) or toss it- you will have PLENTY!

I had a little photo shoot with these treats near some of our Halloween knickknacks. I am kind of obsessed with that sparkly thing to the right of the photo- yeah, it’s a candy corn party hat. No big.

Come on, how precious are they?! It’s just the right amount, too. A perfectly portioned treat!

Everyone loved them! Oh yeah, this is a real good view of the party hat, too.

So there you have it! My two candy-corn-a-licious treats. I hope you all had a happy, fun, sweet, stylish Halloween and save these recipes for next year! Until next time :)

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Banana Bread Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi there! So, the other day I was faced with a dilemma…

These were staring me in the face. What is a girl to do when there are about 7 bananas about to go bad in her house?! Well, I surely wasn’t going to let them all go to waste. Something had to be done. So I did what any normal person would do… Baked.

I ran to my computer and excitedly printed out a recipe I had been dying to try. Banana Bread Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bakers Royale. This was the perfect opportunity! I’d had these little fellows saved up for some time, and I decided now was the time.

I followed the recipe almost exactly. The only adjustment I made is that I added more chocolate chips and toffee. I opted for semi-sweet regular-sized chips over the mini ones, and probably added 1-1 1/2 cups of the chips and toffee instead of the 1/2 it calls for. Other than that, this recipe is PERFECT! It is so easy to follow, and the cookies were amazing. More than amazing, actually. They were devine.

 

This had to be some of the best batter I’ve ever witnessed. It’s magical and really, reaaaallly tempting to stick a spoon into and eat. I refrained. Will power, I know.

After chilling the batter as directed, I had these little babies coming out of my oven. My mom decided to take a taste test and quickly deemed them “the best cookies I have ever made.” Wowza.

When I brought them to school the next day, they were an even bigger hit! I kind of love to feed my friends, and they are always more than happy to be my taste testers :) Everyone was in love with their banana bread-y feel and chocolate and toffee kick.

Come on, look a that little angel.

These are definitely going on my go-to baking list! I did not anticipate such an awesome reaction from everyone who tried them. The point I’m trying to make? You need to go bake these, now.

So instead of letting your bananas go to waste next time, whip up these easy-to-make, delicious treats! You’ll definitely be going bananas. :)

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Hmm… so this is what the blog world looks like?

HELLO! Well, this is exciting. Really, I can’t even describe to you how ecstatic I am right now….seriously, I’m bouncing. This is my FIRST EVER blog post… how cool is that?! After 6 months of deliberating and questioning, I finally decided to do it. Why not, right? After spending countless hours obsessing over other blogs, including such masterpieces as How Sweet It Is and Young Married Chic, I finally decided I needed a blog of my own.
My name is Laura. I’m 16. I’m little, but I have big taste. Big taste in fashion and all things sweet. My passion for fashion and baking has begun to take on a life of its own… I needed an outlet; hence, this blog was born.
Little Girl, Big Taste is a blog for all things stylish and delicious. It’s for every girl who simultaneously ogles the fabulous Chloe wedges and drools over decadent chocolate fudge cupcakes, every girl who loves a tiered cake as much as she loves a tiered gown. If this sounds like you… read on my friends. Welcome to an exciting world of 1 part style and 1 part sweet.

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