Mad Like Alyce

When there was a call for desserts for a co-worker’s baby shower… I couldn’t help myself and jumped at the opportunity to try something fun! I’d had to miss the last baby shower and wanted to do this one “right.”

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It might look like a lot for one night, but made three different treats, all baby boy themed. Two of which included dipping chocolate, which simplified matters greatly!

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

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As soon as I saw this post on A Beautiful Mess, I knew it would translate perfectly for a shower themed treat. Swap in white chocolate and add blue food coloring, and you are good to go! Get the recipe here!

Things I learned…. Let the cheesecake freeze completely before starting. I was rushing and since it wasn’t fully hardened, the cheesecake didn’t stay together very well during the dipping process, and only resulted in gunking up the almond bark. This could have been another potential issue, as almond bark has a slightly more dense consistency than melting chocolate, but might not have mattered in the long run if I had let the cheesecake freeze.

 

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I ended up drizzling the almond bark over the cheesecake balls instead, which resulted in a lot thicker of a coating than I would have liked, as well as messy truffles. Trying to clean them up ended up cracking a few. Overall, still a big hit!

Rice Crispy Rattles

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These were super fun to make! You will need:

  • Rice Crispy Treats (original recipe)
  • Chocolate or Almond Bark for melting
  • Waxed Paper
  • Food Coloring of your choice
  • Cake Pop sticks
  • Ribbon

Make your rice crispy treats the way you typically do. I always add a teaspoon of almond extract for a extra layer of flavor. Once these have cooled, cut them into rectangles and melt your chocolate or almond bark in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring each time until completely melted. I simply used the same almond bark from the truffles.

Carefully dip each treat halfway into the chocolate. I say carefully since the warm chocolate makes the treats likely to fall apart, so I used a spoon to help transfer each dipped treat to the waxed paper. I then placed the wax paper back into the original pan (and used a second so they wouldn’t touch) and put them into the fridge for 20 minutes to set.

Once the chocolate sets, carefully insert the cake pop stick into the non-dipped side of the treat. Try to get it in as far as you can so that the heavier chocolate-dipped side doesn’t start to fall off when you lift it by the stick. Finally, tie a ribbon in a bow around the stick and you have your rattle!

“Doo-Doo” Drops

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I couldn’t help myself, it was too funny! These were also extremely easy to make. All you need are Chocolate or Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies (completely set), cocktail napkins, and safety pins. Note, if you make no bake cookies that are larger than 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, you might want to size up in napkins.

Fold the napkin in half, and place the cookie in the center of the long edge. Fold in the two side corners, and then the bottom corner to meet in the middle and secure with a safety pin. Delicious cookies and a good laugh.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Jumpsuit jumpsuit, cover me."
Im mildly obsessed with the new TOP single, and actually have a cosplay in the works based off of the music video. Question to you guys, would you be interested in seeing progress pics for some of my work? I feel like I don't focus on one thing long enough, and by the time it hits the blog, its been ages! Let me know in the comments!
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  • "Time to wake up." I have probably listened to the new TOP song over 100 (200? 100? Who's counting?) times by now. October 5 cannot get here fast enough! I wanted to pull something fast and simple together. #twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench

The whole look was done with #mehron body paint. This wig also has me feeling my emo high school days... wig from Rockstar Wigs, but i'm not sure exactly which style it is.
  • "We've been here the whole time. You were asleep." No better way to jump back in to some makeup looks than being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands. Who else has "Jumpsuit" on repeat? 
#twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench
  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.

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