Yesterday was a fun day for our family. My little brother, Mitch received his mission call. 19 Year old boys who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go out and share the gospel for 2 years. Mitch has been extremely anxious/excited to get his call. He sat up by the mail box 3 days in a row waiting for the mail lady to come and yesterday if finally arrived!
He had a bunch of friends and family at my parents' house for a party. My sister and I made some missionary themed treats for the occasion. More specifically, Globe Oreo Truffles and Missionary Cupcakes.
For the Oreo truffles, we put whole Oreos into my food processor to make a nice little Oreo powder. The we combined the powder with cream cheese frosting. We used 2/3s of the package of Oreos and about 1/2 the container of frosting. My sister is showing off her messy hand
Put the truffles in the freezer for about 30 minutes or so.
I colored some white chocolate with blue food coloring. I have noticed that if I don't wait for a minute or so before dying the chocolate it seems to seize up and becomes hard. So wait a little bit!
After the blue chocolate hardened, I put on some white chocolate that I colored green to finish of the globes.
I put stuck the globes into a box that said, "Where in the world is Mitch going?"
For the Missionary Cupcakes, I started off making the ties. I used white chocolate that had been dyed blue. I used a plastic bag with a little hole in the corner to draw them onto wax paper.
After the ties had hardened, I flipped them over and added stripes. I'll be honest....I considered buying fruit rollups and I would cut them out into ties, but then didn't end up doing it. I actually think I should have done that instead of the white chocolate ties. I think it would have been easier and would have been tasty too!
Here's another picture of them. Notice my mom made the cake we did for her birthday again - she loved it!
I thought I'd post a couple pictures of my brother opening his call. This was his reaction when he read where he is going to be living and sharing the gospel for 2 years.
My Mom's reaction to his call.
Where is he going you ask???? The Scotland/Ireland mission! How cool is that?!?!?!