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Monday, May 5, 2008

Chocolate Covered Cupcake and Frosting Bites

When I made the Abstract Expressionist cupcakes I mentioned that I kept some of the mini cupcakes that didn't come out so good with the intention of using them for something else. When I saw this amazing idea, I was inspired. I took the deformed cakelettes out of their wrappers and dumped them into a bowl, plopped some of the strawberry jam disaster frosting on top, and stirred it all together into a mushy mess with a spoon. I grabbed chunks of this concoction, threw them on a cookie sheet and popped them into the freezer until yesterday.

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After rolling them into circles and melting down some almond bark, we were in business. I put them on a toothpick, dipped them into the melted chocolate, and put them back in the frig to chill until the chocolate was set. I suppose I'll have to work on my dipping skills, these don't look particularly attractive, do they?

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When you bite into it...
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...the taste certainly makes up for the lumpy-looking chocolate coating. The inside was moist - not quite cupcake-ish. More like a petit-four, or a heavier moister Popem. As I've said a million times, Dan doesn't like chocolate, yet for some reason he ate a whole row of Chocolate ballies. If you ever need a quick, different, snack-sized dessert, I suggest doing something like this. Perhaps in a future attempt, I might pour melted chocolate on top for a smoother look. But either way, once people eat them, they won't care what they look like. I think it would work well with any frosting/cake combo.

3 comments:

Pixel Blue said...

Good photographs are so important to a cooking blog, because we can't smell the food from here, let alone taste it ... your descriptions are wonderful and your images make that extra leap from "good cooking blog" to "great cooking blog" for me. I'm definitely going to watch this space.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the kind words! I know how important pictures can be - I've seen amazing desserts that look not even remotely tasty in a picture...and vice versa - so I do my best when photographing. I appreciate your kind comment!

Sweet Freak said...

In a word... brilliant!

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