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Monday, June 2, 2008

Cupcake Bites

Usually I post a craft project on Tuesdays and fun recipes on Saturdays, but today is different.... today is crafty food! WOW!.... Can you handle that!?! I tried this wonderful recipe that I found through Scribbit on Bakerella's blog. (did you follow that?) and it is just to die for. It is a candy cupcake... yep.... candy AND a cupcake... Cupcake Bites. They are super fun to make and really easy. It may require buying a few items, but those are inexpensive. All you need is...
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A candy mold
1 box cake mix (red Velvet or devil chocolate are good)
1 can cream cheese frosting
1 package chocolate bark (for the cupcake's bottoms)
Colored Candy Melts or white chocolate and dye to color (for cupcake top)
Sprinkles and M&Ms for decorations

1. Bake the box cake as the instructions state. When finished, take out to cool. Once cooled, start to crumble the cake up into a bowl, let it then cool completely.
2. Now, take the can of frosting and mix it with the crumbled cake. It should come out looking fluffy and spongie-ish. This is the reason why you want to make sure the cake is cooled, because if it isn't, it will melt the frosting too much and the batter wont be very moldable.
3. Now roll the batter into quarter size balls. When finished, put the balls into the freezer to chill well, but not frozen.
4. Now you can take your chocolate bark and get it melted and start to fill the candy molds. Don't fill them too much... probably about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Once the chocolate is poured into the candy molds, take a batter ball and push it into the chocolate. I find it tastes better when you push them almost the whole way in. Just make sure they don't hit the bottom, but close :)
5. When your candy mold tray is filled, place it into the fridge or freeze to set the chocolate. When they are set pop the candy balls out.
6. Now melt the colored candy melt or the white chocolate (which ever you used, we used white chocolate with food dye). Hold the candy call by the butt and dip it into the melted candy melts to give the nice top.
7. Decorate with sprinkles, M&Ms, or whatever you like.
8. Enjoy

They make a bit, around 50-70 and are super good. They even get better with each day that goes by. When we did this recipe I thought the best tasting ones where the bites that weren't too big and were fairly close to the bottom. I didn't like the cupcake bits that had a super thick chocolate bottom; it made it too hard to eat them. But try out this fun recipe... you will feel crafty and bakey all at once.... is bakey even a word?

30 comments:

  1. how much fun do they look!!
    xx

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  2. I saw these on Bakerella's site too. They do look yummy! I just haven't been brave enough to try them.
    If I could feel "Crafty and bakey" at the same time...then try them I must!

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  3. I'm thinking you should do a contest and send these to a lucky winner! Mmmmm...

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  4. Oh! Chocolate! Done... and gone!

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  5. Those look scrumptious!!!! I want one!!!

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  6. Yum! Those look so good...and pretty too.

    It was great to re-connect with your sister!

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  7. They look great...I want to try them out with the boys. I'm thinking this would be a good project on a rainy Saturday?

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  8. These are kind of like the cake pops that I make. But these look better! :0) They look so pretty too!

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  9. was she the one on martha stewart doing them? and they put a stick in them to make a bouquet? Its on my list of things to do.

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  10. you really have out done yourself today friend.

    seriously yummy and fun!!

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  11. I'm going to have to try this. The kids would love them. I'm thinking they would be a good addition to a birthday goody bag too.

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  12. Ok-I made cupcakes last night and these put mine to shame! They look so yummy!

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  13. I saw this recipe too, looks super yummy. I wish I were on my way to Alaska, but probably not this summer. You do an awesome job on your blog, way to go Melissa!

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  14. Wow you are so way more ambitious than I.

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  16. How fun but with my snacky husband i bet most of them would be eaten by the time they get out the oven!

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  17. Oh good Lord, those look divine. AND talk about CUTE.

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  18. you never cease to amaze me! what a fun and tasting looking project!

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  19. This sounds REALLY, REALLY yummy. Also sounds like a cooking project my girls would enjoy doing with me. Thanks!

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  20. Oh Yum. Yum. And Yum and again.

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  21. pure evil is what that is. But it looks soooooo yummy.

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  22. That looks fun! I bet they taste great!

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  23. I have seen these kind on Bakerella's blog. I need to try them. Thanks for commenting on my blog:)

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  24. I saw something similar on Martha Stewart so pat yourself on the back for being in a league with her! The lady on MS molded the cake/frosting mixture around a lollipop stick and then dipped in candy melt, mmmmm!

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  25. Love the recipe. Thanks! I love baking with my three year old..We will have to try them!

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