I can’t remember (as I’m writing this) where I’ll be today, but just know it’s either Galaxy’s Edge or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so I’m probably in good hands. I’m probably wielding a wand or a lightsaber – one can hope. And I’m sure I’m filling up on all sorts of sweets, not unlike these amazing Pink Cake Truffles! It’s really been a pleasure making and sharing Valentine’s Day recipes this season. I’ll probably have one last recipe to share before I’m back, and then I’ll be warmed by the holiday, and Sugar Shack season. The only way to come back from Florida, I say!
Pink Cake Truffles for Valentine’s Day:
What You Need:
Vanilla cake mix + ingredients to make it**
¼ tsp pink gel food coloring, divided
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
2 ½ cups pink candy melts
½ cup red candy melts
Yields: Approx. 24 cake truffles
**Take note that most cake mixes yield enough batter to fill two round 9 inch pans. You will want to make the entire batter and bake it in these round pans (greased).
What You Do:
1 – First, prepare cake batter according to box’s directions and add half of the pink gel food coloring.
2 – And then bake according to the cake’s recipe and allow to cool before assembling.
3 – Line a baking sheet with wax paper, and then set aside.
4 – While the cakes cool, make the buttercream. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk on low speed.
5 – Once the ingredients are well-combined and smooth, add remaining pink gel food coloring. Beat on high until completely tinted.
6 – Crumble cake into a large bowl and add pink buttercream. Mix together.
7 – Roll the cake into 2 inch spheres and place gently on lined baking sheet.
8 – And then refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
9 – Place pink candy melts in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted, mixing in-between each interval.
10 – Submerge each cake truffle into melted candy and coat thoroughly. Place back gently on the lined baking sheet.
11 – Melt the red candy melts in the microwave (again, in 30-second intervals). Pour into a plastic piping bag and cut a small hole at the tip. Drizzle over each coated cake truffle.
12 – Allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
Lastly, serve and enjoy!
And so, that’s that! That’s a wrap, Jack! I’m hoping to be back tomorrow with a brand new Finish the Sentence Friday, but I’m sort of living on the edge because I won’t get the prompt until next week, and it depends on how I can pull it off from a hotel room after a day at the Parks! In fact, I look forward to trying it out. It’s truly living life on the edge (Galaxy’s Edge, in fact). See ya then!