Bleeding Red Velvet Truffles


I need to know something…how come when our kids are little and they tell us “no” we find it unacceptable.  I shouldn’t presume to think that you are the same way, so please forgive…

But, when MY children don’t want something…say lasagna for dinner, they say, “no, I don’t want that”.  Or if I ask them if they want to wear the blue shirt for school and they say, “No”… I get agitated.  I want them to say be agreeable…but when kids don’t want something they don’t hesitate to let you know.

I am sure that I was the same way as a child.

But somewhere along the way I, as I am sure many of you, turned into a “Yes” person.


Would you please bake 3,000 cookies for a school function?  Umm, sure yes.

Can you coordinate this event that is going to take you weeks and weeks and hours and hours? Sure, why not!

I need someone to practice my knife throwing skills at, can you help? Ok, I’ll be right over.


Now I should say no, no and hell no.  But I say yes.  And complain about it.


I don’t know if I am afraid to hurt people’s feelings or if I still have that desperate junior high mentality of wanting to people to like me.


I am sure there is some sciencey reason why I have turned into a yes person.  Probably some really smart person spent lots of money at school figuring it out…but where is he now in my time of need?

But, I mean really…I eat cotton candy,  own sparkly sneakers, and still want a My Little Pony.  I am basically a kid…why can I not say no?


So I am making a deal with myself here and now.  I am going to be more like my 6 year old…

Yep, that’s right…just you wait…

Do I want to go to your “Jewelry Party”?  Nope, I sure don’t!

Do I want to come over and help you paint?  Yeah, that’s a no.

Do I want to bake  3,000 cookies for a school function?  Well, actually I do.  I love cookies…so that will stay a yes.

But anyway, you get my drift.


So, cheers to saying “No” :)


Now, I won’t let you throw knives at my head…but how about knives in truffles?  That I will say yes to!

These truffles are super easy.  I used Bakerella’s recipe, you should too.

Crumble the cake…

And add your frosting, mix it up and form them into balls.

After they have chilled dip them into white candy bark.  Before the candy sets stick in a cute little sugar knife.  Mine are Wilton brand that I found at my local craft store, but here’s a link if you can’t find them.

Just press it in gently before the candy sets.

When they have all set I used some canned decorating frosting…

and piped on some “blood”.

Don’t worry about being exact.

What’s so fun, is that the knife doubles as a “handle”, so they are easy to eat!!  Love that!

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October 21, 2011 12:36 am

Total Halloween cuteness–if blood can be considered cute. ; )

October 21, 2011 12:48 am

I love this entire post!

October 21, 2011 12:50 am

When I first looked at the photo and saw the knives, I thought, “Man, she has too much time on her hands if she has time to make those tiny knives.” But now that I see you can buy the cute little knives, I’m totally there with you. I just recently discovered your blog, and I love it. Keep the yummy recipes coming!

October 21, 2011 12:52 am

These look crazy good. And of course adorable. You can scare me with a dozen of these, any day :)

October 21, 2011 12:53 am

I cleaned my room today and found about six hundred items that I was sent to review – items that I said “yes” to..,so I totally understand.

I need a truffle. Or 3,000.

October 21, 2011 1:13 am

These are freaking genius! Love the little knives!

October 21, 2011 1:44 am

Love these…so awesome!!! I used to be a bit of a yes person as well….but eventually I got sick of the resentments that would come out of always saying “Yes”, so I learned to say no…it took a while, but I’m a bit of a pro now!

October 21, 2011 1:53 am

This is such a funny idea! Honestly though…doesn’t anyone find it disturbing that Wilton makes sugar KNIVES?

October 21, 2011 1:55 am

I love halloween treats! I’m so into making them right now. I need to get some of those teeny knives. Those truffles are delicious and devious all at once. :)

I can definitely relate to being a people pleaser. Most of the time when I say yes to some ridiculous request I end up feeling like a pushover weenie.

October 21, 2011 1:56 am

You know what would be awesomely gory? If you frosted those white truffles to look like eyeballs! I know, I know, gross, but it’s almost Halloween, after all!

October 21, 2011 1:58 am

Oh man these are hilarious! How creative and fun!
Also, I really enjoyed (and related) to your post! I’m constantly battling the ‘yes’ syndrome!! I have to learn to say no more often too!

October 21, 2011 2:04 am

ON my…that is so so cool.

October 21, 2011 3:39 am

Hey, jewelry parties are awesome! You should always say yes to one of those! 😉

Cute truffles! I am craving some red velvet cake now!

October 21, 2011 3:48 am

OMG these are GREAT!!! I’m reading this thinking how creative to make tiny knives to stab the truffles – I had no idea you could buy them!

October 21, 2011 5:54 am

Love these!! And I especially love that you can buy those knives. If I had to make them, I’d never do it!!

October 21, 2011 9:16 am

Absolutely LOVE that !

Amy K
October 21, 2011 9:27 am

Creative little treats. As always, love this post, and can absolutely relate to being a people pleaser. Here’s to learning to say no!

October 21, 2011 11:14 am

I’m in full support of saying no more often! It always feels like the wrong answer, but it is so necessary. These look fabulous!

October 21, 2011 11:22 am

these are toooooo cute!

October 21, 2011 11:23 am

Awesome. I have not seen those little knives. I thought you made them and I was ready to call you an overachiever. Thank you, I feel better about myself :)
I think we all need to learn to say no more often. As my husband says to me, you need to say no so that others can say yes, and get the opportunity to serve. Um, ok.

October 21, 2011 12:39 pm

You are a clever girl! Love these. And YESSSSS, to saying *no* :)

October 21, 2011 1:44 pm

These are awesome!!!

October 21, 2011 2:13 pm

We do not have celebrate halloween but I love these little knives. I can think of a million other things I could make

October 21, 2011 2:21 pm

You are hilarious! These truffles are just too cute for Halloween. My girls LOVE cake balls/truffles, but I only make them for special occasions. I do however make cookies all the time since they’re my favorite.

October 21, 2011 3:24 pm

ooo how “ghastly” . I was wondering if you had made the little knives! I need to find some of those too!

October 21, 2011 3:50 pm

The addition of a 4th kid ended my days as a yes person. I just honestly couldn’t do it anymore. It’s freeing… you’ll love it!

October 21, 2011 4:23 pm

How *does* this happen to women? I’ve gotten pretty good about saying no, but I still feel guilty when I do. And I hate those parties, where they always tell you, “oh, you don’t have to buy anything”, but you feel like crap unless you do.

I’ve never tried red velvet cake, but have always been curious. These are adorable!

October 21, 2011 6:18 pm

ah! these are awesome but I’ve been having the hardest time making truffles because of a couple of reasons. Either my batter wont hold/stay long enough to keep the lovely truffle shape (they wilt :(…) or the chocolate gets too think around the truffle. any suggestions? I would love for you to check them out on my blog, but they were too embarrassing to even post!

October 21, 2011 6:45 pm

These are simply too cute! I had a horror sweet 16 a couple of months back and made a lot of horror food which u can see on my blog but these would have been perfect!

October 21, 2011 6:49 pm

love, love, love it!

October 22, 2011 2:38 am


October 22, 2011 3:17 am

Just when I think you couldn’t possibly amaze me anymore you totally do! You are flipping BRILLIANT! 😀

October 22, 2011 5:40 am

You need to share this with Bakerella, she’d probably love it!

October 22, 2011 3:38 pm

I am turning into a “no” person. It’s all due to Blissdom when the speaker talked about “choosing discomfort over resentment.” And she gave the example of baking cupcakes for school and complaining about it the entire time. This week I had to say “no” to a volunteer meeting and working the concession stand…and it felt FREEING! 😉

And these truffles are killing me! Pun intended! Those little KNIVES!!! I have not seen those! Just awesome, Shelly.

October 22, 2011 3:39 pm

….and reading my comment, that makes me sound really terrible! I DO say “yes” to a lot of things….just not everything!

OK, that is all. :)

Anne S.
October 22, 2011 6:34 pm

I absolutely love these! They will freak my kids out when I make them!!!

Melissa D
October 22, 2011 6:54 pm

Cheers to saying no, indeed! I am learning to say no (or, to be precise, “not anymore”) to things that do not bring me joy. For instance, I used to like some of the PTA work that I did at my children’s elementary school. But found over the last few years that I dreaded it more and more. So for this year, I gave it all up. Let someone else have a turn. They will live without me.

October 23, 2011 2:01 am

I love this blog today !!

October 23, 2011 5:03 pm

I made Halloween-themed cake balls the other day. I used chocolate cake for the balls and them dipped them in orange colored white chocolate.

Yeah, these pretty much put my cake balls to shame. I think I’m going to have to throw a few of these into the mix too. You know, for the cuteness factor.

October 23, 2011 5:09 pm

Yyyyiiiiikkkkeeeesssss!!!!! But they’re cool anyways:) It looked like when you stuck the knife into the ball, I was imagining the red cake stuff would come outside. And whoever took a bite of the ball, I might’ve imagined that more of the “blood” would come out. Sorry to be rude though!

October 23, 2011 7:16 pm

Love these! My friend did something similar but made eye balls! It was great!

I think the always saying yes comes with mother hood. We always see other women who seemingly do EVERYTHING and we want to be like that. One of my favorite quotes is “there are lots of things that are good to do, but sometimes we must say no to the good things to get to the best things!” Here’s to saying no!

October 24, 2011 1:22 am

These are too cool! And, I LOVE red velvet cake!! My husband and I are going to make these and bring them to a halloween party we are going to!!

October 24, 2011 2:18 pm

I made these yesterday for my son’s last football game. So much fun to make and really easy. I was nervous when I showed my son and he got so excited for me to make them that I wouldn’t find the knives but to my surprise Michael’s Crafts had them. Thanks for a great idea!

October 24, 2011 9:18 pm

Those knives are adorable, I haven’t seen them yet. What a fabulous idea. Well I’m part of the yes group, but slowly becoming a no girl. For me it’s all about balance, but for years I think I’ve been so off balance on the yes side that it’s going to take time to find it’s all evened out….hopefully that will increase my happiness.

October 25, 2011 2:59 am

Love your creepy truffles. I’ve haven’t seen those little knives yet. Glad you didn’t say *no* to purchasing them LOL.

October 25, 2011 8:38 am

how savage! the little knives are, dare i say it, adorable, and the whole idea is brilliant. bravo, shelly!

October 25, 2011 6:40 pm

I can totally relate—I have the yes problem as well…although lately I’ve been saying no and it is WONDERFUL…I highly recommend :)

October 25, 2011 9:08 pm

These are insanely awesome! Here’s to stabbing out our feelings of guilt over saying no. 😉 But seriously, giving voice to this issue is freeing in and of itself. It makes us all think about how much we qualify as a Yes or No person.

Katy A
October 26, 2011 8:51 pm

Those would also be cool if you did bloodshot eyeballs! :-)

October 27, 2011 10:41 pm

LOL LOL these are sooo cute :)