Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Alexander Skarsgard.... Mood = Red velvet cake pop!


I made a post about these a year ago and i have to say that i am not impressed with it at all. Needless to say that my photographic skills were horrendous, and also being taken with my blackberry as i did not have a proper camera to use at the time. My husband bought us a lovely camera at the beginning of this year and it is just a wonder. It make life easier and photographs more beautiful without even doing that much. So now these morsels of heaven get their deserved moment in the lime light.

I was going to dedicate these to a vampire by the name of Eric Northman from True Blood (Alexander Skarsgard), but my husband would probably get annoyed. The colour of the deep magenta and the dark chocolate are very eery and dark and thought they would suit perfectly. Also the depth of the flavour would represent his character. I'm sure he would love a BITE of these. But lets leave him out of it for now.Ill just say that it represents me! Which i think it does in some way....


So these cake pops are pretty easy. I have made them for the last year for clients and friends and they are just a treat. I made them for a friends birthday that i was catering for last weekend and the age group was 30-50 and they were enjoyed by all.

The recipe is simple to follow and is basically found here.
All you have to do is follow the method and continue to form the cake pops here.


Once you have followed the recipe, and bakes the cake, made the cream cheese icing, begin the prep.

Recipe:

300-500g Dark chocolate, melted
Candy/lollipop sticks
Tall glass


Method:

  • When the cake has been cooked, and the icing made, crumble the cake with your hands and then add some icing one handful at a time. This will help the cake keep its circular form.
  • Once you think you have enough icing mixed with the cake, begin by rolling the cakes into small golf sized balls and set them on baking parchment.
  • When you have rolled them all place them in the freezer.
  • While they are hardening melt your chocolate.
  • Take them out of the freezer and place your sticks 90% through each one.
  • Take each cake pop and dip into the melted chocolate and them swirl and shake off any excess chocolate and then place them in a tall glass to set.
  • Repeat with the rest and continue.
  • I added some sprinkles as they were still wet and you can do the same.
  • They will harden within a couple of minutes.
They can last for about 3-4 days but i doubt they will. Very delicious and very tasty little bites of heaven.

PS: I have also been away from blogging this last week because i have been super busy setting up and working on a a restaurant that i am opening in London, so i am sooooooooooooooo excited and cant wait to show you the progress of that as it happens. 6 weeks and counting.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! These look incredible. I cant wait to try and make them. Do they taste as good as they look?

Dima said...

joudie oh my god YUMMMMMMM, i cannot wait to make these when im backk...mmmmmmm

Tammy said...

I love it

Joudie's Mood Food said...

They taste better than they look. Once you Pop, you cant stop!

pav said...

These tatse better than they look!
They are one of my favourite sweets that Joudie makes... unfortunately she only makes them when it's for a client so not nearly as often as I'd like. 3 or 4 can EASILY vanish in one go...thankfully I was a guest at last weekend's party so I got my fix.

As for her fascination / obsession with this dude from True Blood...no comment as I'm sure I'll get attacked by his fanbase! ;pp

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

What a wonderful idea. My kids would love them (so would we adults).

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely pops! I love their bloody color... Who doesn't love Eric Northman!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

Chef Bee said...

I did both cake and ice cream pops for my sons birthday. Great fun. Yours look great.

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A cupcake or two said...

I love love cake pops. They are so easy yet so delicious. I see you re also a True Blood fan. I simply cant get enough.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Those pops look so good! Can't wait to hear about your restaurant- I'd love to be able to visit it. sigh.

Angie's Recipes said...

These look adorable! And it's also quite ideal for portion control!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look delicious - and fun to eat!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hey I just saw these on foodgawker, they looked amazing. Got any pour moi daaaaaaahling?
*kisses* HH

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I made cake balls before but yours look so much prettier and cute.

jennynoowyn said...

I am DEFINITELY making these. They look amazing! The last time I had velvet cake was at the Magnolia bakery in Greenwich Village in NY and I have been thinking about them ever since... Thanks for sharing!

Can't wait to eat them! :-D

Anna Johnston said...

Ooowwhhh, I love that Joudie.... 'once you pop you can't stop' - very true. Fabulous colours, especially the deep magenta. Beautiful

Kim - Liv Life said...

Wow! My daughter will love these. She loves things on sticks, and she loved Red Velevet Cake, and she absolutely adored sprinkles!! I actually am going to a Halloween Party in a few weeks, this just might be what I bring. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

befitting name dedication!!! temptingly naughty and sublime to eat....absolutely amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Jen and I actually came across your recipe at a True Blood fan site, www.lovingtruebloodindallas.com. They surprisingly have quite a few True Blood-themed recipes there as well as recipes for food that actually appeared on the show. I just followed their link over to your website here.

Like most of us girls, I love Alexander Skarsgard/Eric Northman. He's one of the most gorgeous, most beautiful men I've ever seen look. His character in the books is even hotter and sexier than on the show (except for book #10 which unfortunately made him look very bland and boring). I'm not the type to develop celeb crushes, but he's something special, huh? My husband is so used to my Eric/Alex crush that it no longer even bothers him. LOL. Hey, if I have to put up with his Demi Moore crush than he could certainly put up with mine, huh?

Hubby is an excellent cook and I'm a pretty good baker. He cooks most of the dinners at our house (kids don't like Mom's bad cooking) and I'm the one that bakes and makes dessert. I might just try my hand at baking these delicious morsels. I think my family would go crazy over them. These look ALMOST as yummy as Eric!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Ladies, i am hearing you. These are perfect, fun and delicious. As for Alexander Skarsgard.... YUMM!

sklitebite@yahoo.in said...

Love these lovely pops. Kids are gonna have a blast this week end. Thanks for dropping by, I got to come to this beautiful place. Bets wishes.

shaz said...

Sigh, Eric, sigh ;) Great cake pops Joudie and good luck with the restaurant, sounds exciting.

Brooke (Baking with Basil) said...

So cute!! I love cake pops!

Chanel11 said...

Ugh now you have me daydreaming about Eric Northman AND cake pops!