Monday, June 22, 2009

Not a TWD. Instead, I show my Cupcake Bites

My daughter's birthday was in April. She was having a small party this year -- just 12 girls. She had a painting party at one of those "do-it-yourself-ceramic-painting-objects-you-will-never-use-but-you-have-to-paint" places. (The girl painted a butterfly. I rest my case.) Since that was going to be the party favor, I didn't want to buy anything else. Hmmmmm. But I could make something..... And these popped into my head. Of course! Bakerella's Cupcake Bites!

First order of business: Find candy molds and candy melts. Check! Sort of. I used foil mini cupcake cups because I couldn't find the right candy mold. Next was to bake a cake. I went with the suggestion on the site and used boxed red velvet cake. It's very red. It cooled. I crumbled. I mixed in some canned frosting. I made small balls. I kept reading about how it made hands very messy and frequent washing was in order. Sidestep! I used my food safe rubber gloves! The balls were covered and put in the fridge.

Red cake crumbles in the bowl.

See! Messy gloves but clean hands!

48 small balls on this tray. 24 larger ones frozen for later use.

I decided to do a test with just one. I wanted to make sure they were going to come out before I put in the time. I melted some pink melts in a plastic bag in the microwave. I filled the foil cup about half full. I added a cold cake ball. Then I melted some yellow melts. I covered the top half of the cake ball. I added sprinkles.

Ta dah! A cupcake! So cute!

Since it was for the girl's birthday. She got the first taste. Mmmmmm. She liked it.

My niece, who is a wonderful baker in her own right, came to help me with the actual assembly of the 48 that we needed for the party. I had four colors of melts, so we started with twelve foil cups and one color. We used the next color for the top of those cupcakes and for the bottom of the next twelve and so on. There were a few different sprinkles this time around.

Four to a bag.

The party girls were thrilled. I would certainly make these again. Especially if I had my niece around to help me. Truth be told, I couldn't get myself to eat one of these. The idea of candy melts sorta weirds me out.

Sorry I don't have Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise here to show you. But if you go to Andrea's blog, she'll have a recipe and fabulous example for you.


Cakelaw said...

These are so cute!

Madam Chow said...

Those look perfect for a little girl!

Kayte said...

How cute are these? They look so festive and I can't think of anything more fun for a party...or maybe the swim meet hospitality room...I think the swimmers would love these! Stealing, stealing, stealing...thanks!

Flourchild said...

Very nice and colorful! How fun!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

They look so summery and refreshing!

Megan said...

Perfect for a party!

I am on your side though, the candy melts gross me out.

jillbert said...

Awesome job! They look so cute.

Jaime said...

so cute! i like your method of using the foil cups instead of a mold like bakerella does

thanks for the kind words on my blog

Joy said...

Very cute! Such a great idea for favors - they look too cute in the little packages. And 48! 48 takes real dedication - I'm glad you got some help!

spike. said...

I made these once too and they were so much fun! so cute

PheMom said...

I love it! I'll bet you were one seriously cool mama at that party!

Tami said...

These are just too cute! What a great party food or bake sale item. Very cool!

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