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Bleeding Red Velvet Truffles

Bleeding Red Velvet Truffles with edible decorative knives

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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64 comments on “Bleeding Red Velvet Truffles”

  1. These are insanely awesome! Here’s to stabbing out our feelings of guilt over saying no. πŸ˜‰ 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.

  2. natalie (the sweets life)

    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 πŸ™‚

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

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

  5. Diane {Created by Diane}

    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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

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