Happy Holidays! I'm Rudolph, and this is my buddy Dancer. Mel created her own original version of us from Bakerella's new cookbook, Cake Pops! If you continue to read, you will learn how we can be made, "Mel style!"
Reindeer Cake Pops
(Adapted from Cake Pops, By Bakerella)
Materials you will need:
20 uncoated cake balls
1 pound chocolate candy coating
Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
20 lollipop sticks
20 pretzel sticks cut in half, but miniature alphabet E, F and Y shaped alphabet pretzels are recommended
20 skittles (red and purple)
Black edible-ink pen
First, Mel had to bake a cake. She decided to use half of a white cake mix to form our heads. She created crumbs by brushing two quarters of cake together into a bowl.
The crumbs and work station looked like this.
After adding and mixing about two spoonfuls of vanilla frosting to the crumbs to bind the crumbs together, 20 cake balls (a.k.a our heads) began to take shape. Mel put us into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Boy was it cold in there! We managed to survive the Arctic-like temperatures and were then dunked into melted chocolate candy melts. Yippee! I loved swimming in chocolate! I felt like Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Once my friends and I escaped from the pool of chocolate, our skittle noses were immediately attached. Some of them red and the others purple.
The ability to see and to communicate was ours at last! Mel used royal icing and purple sprinkles for eyeballs and an edible marker for our mouths! This time, her marker did not work so well, so she is thinking about buying the Americolor Food Marker Writers for next time.
We couldn't hear a thing since Mel forgot all about our pretzel ears. She left us earless for over an hour until she returned from the grocery store. To her disappointment, they did not have the recommended alphabet shaped pretzels to use as ears, so she settled for pretzel sticks. I felt like I was getting an ear infection as she glued the pretzel sticks to my head. She used additional melted chocolate as glue to adhere them onto our chocolate heads!
Peek-a-boo! Are you still listening?
Major close up! Of my ears of course...Just in case you couldn't see them in the last shot!
So there you have it...Mel has completed us!
All of us! And sadly, we will soon disappear.
Into the tummies of little boys like Ryan and big boys like Rich.
Ready. 1, 2, 3, and...Bite!
(By the way, if anyone knows where I can find alphabet pretzels in Toronto, it would be great to know for next time!)