Rudolph Cake Pop Tutorial
Baked cake of your choice. Packet mix is perfectly acceptable. I've used homemade mud cake as it doesn't require any icing to bind it together.
Chocolate melts or chopped chocolate (milk or dark)
Copha if required
Red smarties or m&ms
Icing eyes or round lollies
Deep microwavable bowl
Brown pipe cleaners
Crumble your cold baked cake into fine crumbs.
Squeeze your cake crumbs to form balls approximately 3-3.5cms in diameter...
French Macaron Recipe
4 large egg whites (or 5 small) 140g
1/3 cup or 70g caster sugar
1 1/2 cups or 230g pure icing sugar
1 cup or 120g almond meal
2g salt (tiny pinch)
gel food colouring (optional)
Macaron Recipe Directions
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C
Place egg whites and caster sugar in a bowl and mix with electric mixer until stiff enough to turn the bowl upside down without it falling out, continue to beat for 1-2 more minutes. How long this takes will depend on you mixer. Add gel food colouring and continue to mix for a further 20seco..
Makes approximately 16
250g softened butter
200g caster sugar
240g SR flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp red food colouring (less if using a paste colour)
Preheat oven to 180 C. Place patty pans in muffin tin.
Put butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, baking powder and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until fully combined.
With the mixer running add the milk and red colouring and combine until smooth.
Divide the cake mixture between the patty pa..
Make a batch of buttercream and tint it the colour you require.
Give your cake a crumb coat ready to pipe the 'petals'.
Using a round piping tip pipe a vertical row of dots .
I've used a 1cm tip on this cake.
Using a palette knife gently 'squash' each dot with the tip of your palette knife and drag slightly.
Continue this process around the entire cake. You will have a 'seam' at the back.
Follow the same process on the top of the cake or you can also pipe the dots/petals in a spiral pattern.
1 tin of condensed milk
5 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon peppermint extract/essence or to taste
3 cups milk or dark chocolate melts
2 tablespoons copha
Add condensed milk, 2 cups icing sugar and peppermint essence to a large mixer bowl. Mix everything on medium speed using the paddle attachment. Add more icing sugar half a cup at a time until the mixture is pliable like modelling clay.
Roll balls approximately 2cm between the palms of your hands or roll and cut out with a small circle cutter.
Transfer discs to the freezer for no longer t..
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
Batch of chocolate cupcakes
White buttercream icing
Pre coloured red chocolate or white chocolate melts
Red powder chocolate colouring
Mini oreo biscuits
Red sprinkles, optional
Bow chocolate mould
Red cupcake wrappers
Piping bag and nozzle
Place some melted white chocolate in a piping bag or snaplock bag with a tiny hole pierced in one corner. Pipe white dots in the cavities of the bow chocolate mould. Let set.
Fill the mould with red chocolate and let set aga..
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon powdered gelatine
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg white
Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin. Sprinkle gelatine over 1/4 cup boiling water in a heatproof bowl and stir to dissolve. Place sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small heavy based saucepan over gentle heat. Stir without boiling until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Do not allow to turn brown. Remove from heat, add gelatine and vanilla essence, stir until dissolved.
Using an electric mixer beat egg w..
1 x 500gm bag of all white marshmallows (or all pink etc)
2 tblspns water
5-6 cups icing sugar
1 tspn lemon or orange essence (optional)
Place the marshmallows in a large bowl. Add water and microwave on high for 1 minute. Let it sit for about a minute and microwave it again for another minute.
Stir with a wooden spoon that is coated with shortening (or sprayed with cooking spray). Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth. You can add colour or flavour at this point if required.
Sift icing sugar over the melted marshmallow a..
These are like an adult edible version of paper dolls! You can 'dress' your biscuit with any style you like.
Mannequin/dressmakers dummy cookie cutter
Icing tip No.2
Biscuit recipe (makes 15 biscuits):
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cornflour
Cream butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sifted flours. Knead on lightly floured su..
You can make rocky road with any of your favourite ingredients. For a very easy child friendly version I’ve used here marshmallows, red lolly raspberries and almonds (right).
Snakes work really well, or even lolly bananas!
For a more adult taste, add coconut, pistachios, Turkish delight. The possibilities are endless. Another very simple idea is to chop up mars bars or crunchies and mix through chocolate.
Chop your ingredients or use clean scissors to cut them up. Scissors dipped in cornflour help with the sticky marshmallows, If you prefer us..
85g box of jelly crystals (any flavour)
28g unflavoured gelatine
½ cup cold water
Glass of hot water
Step 1: Combine the unflavoured gelatin and the jelly in the saucepan.
Stir them ..
Cupcakes of choice
Red oil based chocolate colouring
Piping bag/small round tip or lunch bag
Melt white chocolate and colour it red or another suitable lipstick colour. Fill the lipstick section of each cavity in the mould and place a lollipop stick so it sits at an angle sticking out of the 'point' of the lipstick.
Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate and fill the remainder of the lipstick cavities. It helps to run some of the dark chocolate over the red choclate to hel..