Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from The Disney Diner!!








Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Party Snacks and Recipes


Although it was not Disney-themed, I thought I'd share some pics of the snack food
we served at our annual Halloween party. Enjoy! 


"Bat Wings" - orange and black tortilla chips
(I found these at Aldi but have also seen them at Target.)
I purchased this bowl after last Halloween
at Target for 75% off.



"Dried Grubs" - cheese puffs
Everything below the trifle bowl is from Dollar Tree.
The platter was a clear plastic that we spray painted black
then dry-brushed silver over it to give it a metallic look.
I added some moss, mice and dismembered skeleton parts.




"Gnome Ears" - potato chips
Served in a plastic kettle from Dollar Tree.



"Hex Mix" - Chex Mix
Also in a Dollar Tree kettle.



"Body Parts" - gummy body parts (Dollar Tree)
Halloween is the perfect time to dig out your fancy glass dishes.



"Frankenstein's Monster Brain" - brain Jell-O mold

Recipe:
4 (3.4 oz) boxes strawberry Jell-O
2 (3.4 oz) boxes peach Jell-O
1 (8 oz) can evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
cooking spray

Prepare Halloween Gelatin Brain Mold with cooking spray.
Boil 2 1/2 cups water. Remove from heat.
Pour in all 6 boxes of Jell-O.
Stir well until all granules have dissolved.
Pour in 1 cup of cold water and can of evaporated milk.
Stir again. Pour into brain mold.
Place in fridge for at least 4 hours to set.
Carefully remove by turning upside-down
on serving platter.
Drizzle a little red food coloring into
the crevices to give it a more gruesome look.




"Skulls, Bones & Witch Fingers" - white chocolate candies
I bought these silicon ice cube molds at my local Dollar Tree,
but used them as candy molds instead.
I melted Wilton Candy Melts and poured them into 
the molds and then placed them into my freezer
for about 10 minutes until they hardened.
They easily popped out of the silicon trays.

The silver tray they are served in is from Dollar Tree.




"Finger Bones" - white chocolate-covered pretzels
Break up pieces of pretzel rods into different sizes
(the kids can help with this), and dip them with a fork
into melted white chocolate or almond bark (found in baking aisle).




"Eyeballs" - cake balls
Follow my recipe for Christmas Cake Balls,
then coat them in white chocolate or vanilla almond bark.
Squeeze a dot of melted chocolate or stick a chocolate chip in the center
and brush a circle of blue and green food coloring around it.
Finally, add red tube cookie icing (found in baking aisle) squiggles.




"Coffin Cakes" - brownies
I baked brownies from a mix then sprinkled the tops
with Oreo Cookie crumbs to give them a buried-look.




"Cheese Daggers" - pizza slices
I cut the slices extra thin to make them more of a finger food.




"Toad Eggs" - meatballs

Recipe:
2 bags frozen meatballs
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1/2 cup grape jelly

Thaw meatballs and place in large pot.
Pour in BBQ sauce and jelly.
Let simmer 20 minutes on medium-high.
Serve as is or insert pretzel sticks for easy handling.




"Fried Alligator Tongues" - chicken strips

We bought chicken strips from our favorite chicken place
and cut them in half to make them finger food sized.




"Witch's Brew" - sherbet punch

Recipe:

1 can frozen limeade
1 (2-liter) ginger ale
1 brick of rainbow (or lime) sherbet


Let sherbet soften on counter about 30 minutes.
Pour ginger ale and limeade into punch bowl and stir well.
Add in softened sherbet and mix well with ladle or large spoon.




To make it creepy (and keep it cold), add in a skull ice mold.
We poured ginger ale tinted with green food coloring
into the mold so it wouldn't water down the punch.




We made the table setting even more fun
by adding potion stickers to the goblets (from Dollar Tree)
and made fun place setting cards.
The cards are set into plastic vampire teeth (Wal-mart)
that we spray painted silver.



Well, I hope you've enjoyed this peek into our Halloween party.
Have a Happy Halloween!!!













Monday, October 29, 2012

Maleficent Makeup Tutorial (Video)

Check out this awesome makeup tutorial from dope2111 showing how to transform yourself into the wicked fairy Maleficent:




Great job Promise!! Be sure and check out her other videos for more Halloween costume/makeup ideas.



Happy Halloween!!!








Saturday, October 27, 2012

Snow White's Poisoned Candy Apple Recipe (and video)

Remember when the Evil Queen 
made the poison apple for Snow White?

Well, now you can make your own
candy apples that look just like it
by following the easy recipe below.
Don't worry, you won't fall into a deep sleep
after eating them...
but you may get a sugar high. :D
 
Here's the step-by-step video
to learn how to make them:
 



Snow White's Poisoned Candy Apples
*makes 6-8 (depending on size of apples)


Ingredients:

6-8 Granny Smith apples
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ounce red food coloring (use the entire bottle from the 4 color set)
cooking spray or oil
8-inch lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
1 cup Wilton Green Candy Melts (I used Vibrant Green but any green will work)
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1/2 cup Wilton Cocoa Candy Melts or chocolate chips


Directions:

Wash and dry apples well. This step is important because if wax and oils are not removed then the candy coating will not adhere to the apple. Remove stems. Insert a lollipop stick or skewer into the hole. Lightly tap it with a rubber mallet to push it down into the apple. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, stir water, corn syrup and sugar. Add in red food coloring. Heat to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer and cook until the temperature reaches 310 degrees. 

While waiting for the candy to boil, prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with wax paper and spraying it liberally with cooking spray or oil.

When the candy has reached 310 degrees, tilt the pot while dipping an apple into the mixture, rolling to coat all sides. Let the excess drip and place the apple on the lined cookie sheet. (Watch the video below this post to see how this is done.) Let cool.

After the candy apples have hardened, place 1 cup of the Green Candy Melts and 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium heat in 30 second increments until completely melted (or heat in pot on stove).

Drizzle the melted candy over the tops of the candy apples and let it drip down the sides to look like the poison in the movie. Return to cookie sheet and let set until hardened. You can speed up the process by placing them into the freezer or fridge.

Heat 1/2 cup of Cocoa Candy Melts or chocolate chips in a candy decorating bottle (found in most craft stores). You can also use a microwave-safe bowl then pour the melted chocolate into a freezer bag and snip off the corner to use as a decorating bag. Draw two eyes and a nose with the chocolate like in the images above. Let harden before serving. Enjoy!










Friday, October 26, 2012

Watch the Newest Episode of The Disney Diner featuring Snow White's Poisoned Candy Apple Recipe

 
Remember when the Evil Queen made the poison apple for Snow White?
 
 
Well, now you can make them at home following the easy recipe
as shown below in the newest episode of
 
 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Avengers Logo Pumpkin Carving Pattern



Click HERE for The Avengers Logo pumpkin carving pattern from www.pumpkinpile.com
Happy Halloween!!








FREE Donald Duck Printable Pumpkin Carving Pattern


Click HERE to print out this FREE Donald Duck pumpkin carving pattern.

Happy Halloween!!









FREE Printable Pinocchio Pumpkin Carving Pattern: Adorable!



Click HERE to print out this adorable Pinocchio pumpkin carving pattern for FREE!!

Happy Halloween!








FREE Printable Cruella de Vil Pumpkin Carving Pattern



Click HERE for a FREE Cruella de Vil Pumpkin Carving Template.
Happy Halloween!!











FREE Printable Tigger Pumpkin Carving Pattern


Click HERE for a FREE printable Tigger pumpkin carving template. Happy Halloween!!






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gaston's Tavern Menu

photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog



Location: Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland

Type: Counter Service

Service: Lunch & Dinner

Cuisine: American

Disney Dining Plan: Snack Credits

Pricing: $10 and under

Reservations: None

Characters: None

Dress Code: None



Gaston's Tavern Menu

Roasted Pork Shank - $7.99

Warm Cinnamon Roll - $3.99

Chocolate Croissant - $2.99

Mixed Fruit Cup - $3.59

Sliced Apples with Caramel Sauce - $3.49

Mixed Vegetable Cup with Dip - $3.69

Hummus and Chips - $4.39


Beverages

LeFou's Brew in Souvenir Stein or Goblet - $9.99

LeFou's Brew (beverage only) - $4.49

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, - $2.59 - $2.99

Bottled Water - $2.50

Orange Juice - $3.49

Apple Juice - $2.39

Milk, Chocolate Milk or Soy Milk - $2.39

Coffee (reg or decaf) - $2.19

Hot Tea or Hot Cocoa - $2.19








Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Iron Man 3 Official Trailer

Check out the official trailer for Iron Man 3:



This third installment of Iron Man stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. Iron Man 3 releases in theaters on May 3, 2013.






Friday, October 19, 2012

ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Schedule


ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' begins this evening
with a line-up of great movies and specials
to get the whole family in the mood for Halloween.




ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Schedule


Friday, October 19:
The Addams Family - 7/6c
Addams Family Values - 9/8c

Saturday, October 20:
Halloween Blockbuster Marathon - All Day
Hocus Pocus - 8/7c

Sunday, October 21:
Tim Burton Movie Marathon - All Day
Beetlejuice - 8/7c

Monday, October 22:
Switched at Birth Fall Finale - 8/7c
Practical Magic - 9/8c

Tuesday, October 23:
Pretty Little Liars Marathon - 7am/6c to 8pm/7c
Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special - 8/7c

Wednesday, October 24:
Scooby Doo - 7/6c
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed - 9/8c

Thursday, October 25:
The Addams Family - 7/6c
Addams Family Values - 9/8c

Friday, October 26:
Practical Magic - 7/6c
Matilda - 9/8c

Saturday, October 27:
Halloween Blockbuster Marathon - All Day
Monster House - 7/6c and again at 9/8c

Sunday, October 28:
Halloween Blockbuster Marathon - All Day
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - 7:30/6:30c

Monday, October 29:
The Mummy - 8:30/7:30c

Tuesday, October 30:
Edward Scissorhands - 7/6c

Wednesday, October 31:
Halloween Blockbuster Marathon - All Day
Hocus Pocus - 7/6c












Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mickey Mouse Chocolate Caramel Apples Recipe



Mickey Mouse Chocolate Caramel Apples
*makes 6 


Ingredients:

6 Granny Smith Apples, washed well (to remove wax and oils) and dried
14 - 16 ounce bag caramels
2 tablespoons milk
large marshmallows (2 per apple)
16 ounces Wilton Cocoa Candy Melt Wafers or chocolate chips
16 ounces Wilton Vanilla Candy Melt Wafers or white chocolate chips
yellow jelly beans (2 per apple)
red sugar crystals
lollipop or popsicle sticks (found in craft stores)
wax paper



Day 1 Directions:

Wash and dry apples well. This will prevent the caramel from sliding down the sides. Push sticks into centers of apples. Melt caramels and milk on medium heat in a large saucepan, stirring constantly. When the caramel has reached a soft liquid stage, dip the apples, one at a time, into the caramel. Place on sheets of buttered wax paper and let harden overnight. 


Day 2 Directions:

With a sharp knife or pair of kitchen scissors, snip off 1/3 from the side of each marshmallow. Set aside.

Melt cocoa candy wafers/chocolate chips in a the microwave (at 50% power, in 30 second increments) or in a saucepan on the stove (medium heat). Dip the flat side of a cut marshmallow into the melted chocolate and stick it to upper  side of the apple to form one of Mickey's ears. Do the same for the other side. Let it set at least 2 minutes. Now dip the entire caramel apple into the melted chocolate until it is completely covered, ears and all. Gently shake off the excess. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and let set at least 30 minutes until hardened.

Melt vanilla candy wafers/white chocolate chips the same way as directed above. Dip the bottom half of the chocolate apple into the white chocolate (these will be Mickey's pants). Shake off the excess. Place 2 yellow jelly beans on the front of the lower half of the apple (these will be Mickey's buttons). Using a large spoon, sprinkle the red sugar crystals on the apple until all of the white chocolate has been covered. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and let set until hardened. Enjoy!!


Here is one of my favorite videos from YouTube of a Disney cast member making Mickey Apples. It's amazing seeing how easily she makes them. What an awesome job!









Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chefs de France: Creme Brulee Recipe




Chefs de France: Creme Brulee
*serves 6


Ingredients:

8 egg yolks
1 cup Half and Half
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
brown sugar


Directions:

Whisk eggs and sugar. Pour in the Half and Half and heavy cream and mix well. Add in the vanilla bean or vanilla extract and refrigerate this mixture overnight. 

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Remove vanilla bean. Pour mixture into individual baking dishes. Place dishes into a cake pan (or baking sheet) that has been filled with 1/2 inch of water. Place another baking sheet on top of the dishes. This prevents the creme brulee from burning. Bake 1 1/1 hours at 200 degrees. 

Remove from oven and chill for 5 minutes. Sprinkle a layer of brown sugar over the tops and place back into oven under the broiler until sugar caramelizes. Cool and serve.



Serve as a magical ending to Chefs de France: French Onion Soup (recipe).

Disney World Refurbishments & Closures as of 10/16/12





Parks - Current Refurbishments and Closures:

Country Bear Jamboree (Magic Kingdom) - closed through 10/16/12 for refurbishment.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set (Hollywood Studios) - closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment
Studio Backlot Tour (Hollywood Studios) - closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment
American Film Institute Showcase (Hollywood Studios) - closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment
Test Track (Epcot) - closed through 12/5/12 for transformation to the Chevrolet Design Center
Bistro de Paris (Epcot) - closed through 12/3/12 for refurbishment


Parks - Upcoming Refurbishments and Closures:

Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom) - closed 10/18/12 - 10/25/12 for refurbishment
Typhoon Lagoon - closed 10/28/12 - 1/5/13 for refurbishment
Blizzard Beach - closed 1/6/13 - 5/16/13 for refurbishment
Hollywood Studios will close at 4 p.m. on 11/8/12 for a private event. No Fantasmic! that evening.



Resorts - Current Refurbishments and Closures:

Ship Shape Health Club and Periwig Beauty & Barber Shop (Yacht & Beach Club) - closed through 11/16/12 (Guests may use the Solarium at the Beach Club or Boardwalk's health club)

Grand Floridian Spa - closed through mid-2013 due to construction. (Guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort)

Mouseketeer Club (Grand Floridian Resort) - closed through November 2012

Courtyard Pool (Grand Floridian Resort) - closed through late December 2012 for refurbishment and addition of zero-entry slope. The Beach Pool & Slide remain open.

Gasparilla Grill and Games (Grand Floridian Resort) - closed through 12/17/12. The Beach Pool Bar has extended its menu and Mizner's Lounge has pre-packaged food available.


Resorts: Upcoming Refurbishments and Closures:

Ivy Trellis Beauty & Barber Shop (Grand Floridian Resort) - closed 10/20/12 - 12/3/12 for refurbishment

California Grill (Contemporary Resort) - closed 1/6/13 - late summer 2012 for refurbishment



Golf Course Refurbishments and Closures:

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course - closed 10/22/12 - 10/28/12 for refurbishment

Palm, Magnolia and Oak Trail Golf Courses - closed 10/29/12 - 11/11/12 due to PGA Tour CMN Classic

Osprey Ridge Golf Course - closed 11/12/12 - 11/18/12 for refurbishment

Magnolia Golf Course - closed 11/26/12 - 12/2/12 for refurbishment

Palm Golf Course - closed 12/3/12 - 12/9/12 for refurbishment

Oak Trail Golf Course - closed 12/10/12 - 12/14/12 for refurbishment







Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chefs de France: French Onion Soup Recipe




Chefs de France: Soupe a L'Oignon Gratinee (Baked Onion Soup)
*serves 4-6


Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, diced
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried (or 2 fresh sprigs) thyme
2 tablespoons dried (or 2 fresh sprigs) parsley
2 dried bay leaves
2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
9 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
1 French bread loaf

Directions:

Melt butter in large pot. Add diced onions and saute over medium heat until translucent and caramelized. Add flour and stir until a blonde roux forms. Pour in chicken broth, stir well. Add herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cover pot with lid. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Ladle soup into oven-proof bowls or ramekins and top with grated Gruyere cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Served with slices of oven-toasted French bread. Watch Disney's Ratatouille and enjoy!!





Serve with Chefs de France: Creme Brulee (recipe) for a magical ending. :)




Happy Sunday!!


HAPPY SUNDAY!!!







Friday, October 12, 2012

Full Ride-Through Video of "Journey of The Little Mermaid" in New Fantasyland

Check out this complete ride-through video from our friends at Attractions Magazine. You can experience the brand new "Under the Sea: Voyage of The Little Mermaid" attraction in Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland. Click below to watch now:





I can't wait to ride it! What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. :)




Watch the Newest Episode of The Disney Diner featuring the recipe for: Butterbeer Cupcakes!!



Check out the newest episode of The Disney Diner featuring the recipe for Butterbeer Cupcakes!! Click below to watch now and don't forget to subscribe so you can be updated on future episodes. Thanks for watching!!







Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes

If you like our Butterbeer recipes,
then you're going to love our newest creation:
Butterbeer Cupcakes!!
Each cupcake is infused with butterscotch and cream soda
then topped with a whipped buttery frosting.
Inside, the centers ooze with sweet butterscotch syrup and filling.
To finish them off, they are garnished with a chocolate lightning bolt
and a dusting of gold for a perfectly Potter treat.



Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes
*makes 15 standard-size cupcakes

(Metric conversion of ingredients is listed at the bottom of this post.)


Butterbeer Cupcake Ingredients:

1 yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) box of instant butterscotch-flavored pudding mix
1 can (12 ounces) cream soda


Butterbeer Cupcake Directions:

Whisk the cake mix and pudding mix into a large bowl. Pour in the whole can of cream soda and mix well until lumps are gone. Scoop batter into paper-lined cupcake tins. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely at least 4 hours or overnight.

When cooled, use a sharp knife and beginning 1/2-inch from edge, cut a circle in the center of the cupcake (1-inch deep). Carefully remove the divot and set aside for later (don't let anyone eat it). 




Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons butterscotch sundae syrup
2 lbs powdered sugar
6-8 tablespoons milk, for thinning


Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting Directions:

Cream butter, shortening and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add in the butterscotch syrup and blend well. Pour in the powdered sugar about a cup at a time and mix well after each addition. When all of the sugar has been added, the frosting will be thick, add the milk, a few tablespoons at a time and mix well to thin the consistency. 

Spoon the prepared frosting into a gallon-size freezer bag and snip 1/2-inch off one corner. Twist the bag like a cake decorating bag. Squeeze a small dollop into the hole you made earlier (see cupcake directions above). Do not fill to top - yet. Take the butterscotch syrup and squirt it into the hole on top of the dollop of frosting. Now fill the rest of the hole up with the frosting. Stick the cake divot you saved earlier on top of the hole with the flat side down and peak facing upwards.

Now, squeeze the frosting around the top of the cupcake in a swirl pattern, covering up the divot. (You can see this step done in the video below the post.)



Lightning Bolt Ingredients:

1/2 cup Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts or chocolate morsels/chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening


Lightning Bolt Directions:

Place chocolate chips/wafers and vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 50% power in 30 second increments until melted, stirring occasionally (or melt on stovetop). Pour melted chocolate into a candy bottle or plastic freezer bag and snip the corner.

Squeeze lightning bolt shapes onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Make one for each cupcake and extras to allow for breakage. Place baking sheet in freezer for at least 10 minutes to harden.

After the bolts have hardened, place one on top of the frosted cupcake and add a dusting of edible gold sprinkles. Now put on your favorite Harry Potter movie and enjoy. It's even better with a mug of  Hot or Cold Butterbeer !!



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Harry Potter's Hot & Cold Butterbeer Recipes






Metric Ingredients List

Cupcakes:

1 yellow cake mix
1 pkg butterscotch instant pudding or Angel Delight mix
360 mL cream soda

Frosting:

120 g butter
190 g vegetable shortening
5 mL vanilla extract
45 mL butterscotch sundae syrup
700 g powdered sugar
90 - 120 mL milk

Lightning Bolts:

75 g chocolate morsels
8 g vegetable shortening





Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FREE Frankenweenie "Sparky" Pumpkin Carving Stencil



I found this "Sparky" (Frankenweenie) pumpkin carving stencil that you can print out for FREE. There are 3 other stencils, including: a bat, a spider and a pair of creepy hands. Click HERE for the link to the template. Enjoy!!



Happy Halloween!!!!!!!




Snow White & Evil Queen Pumpkin Carving Stencils FREE!!


The image above is of the pumpkin I carved for last year's Halloween. It's of the Evil Queen from 
Snow White. I thought I'd share the link where I found the template: Evil Queen Pumpkin Stencil



I simply used push pins to tack the stencil to the surface of the pumpkin then poked holes to trace the image. I then removed the stencil and used basic pumpkin carving tools from a kit I bought at our local Walmart to carve it.




Here is another link for the above Snow White template in case you want to carve both characters:
 Snow White Pumpkin Carving Stencil. Both stencils are FREE!!!


Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!













Video Tour of Big Top Souvenirs in New Fantasyland



Check out this awesome video from PopSong1 featuring a complete walk-through of Big Top Souvenirs in Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland. Enjoy!








Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Decorating from a Disney Expert (Video)

Check out this video from Disney Parks for some awesome Halloween decorating tips! David Caranci, a member of Disneyland's Decorating Team, shows us how to decorate our home and yard with inexpensive items we can find at our local hardware store. Click below to watch now:



I love the candy corn cones!!! I hope you've enjoyed this video. Happy decorating!





Friday, October 5, 2012

Watch the Newest Episode of The Disney Diner featuring: Mickey Mouse & Jack Skellington Cake Pops!!



The newest episode of The Disney Diner is now on YouTube!! Watch as I show you how to make two types of Disney cake pops: 1) Mickey Mouse and 2) Jack Skellington. These will be perfect for a Halloween party or to hand out to the trick-or-treaters!!

Click below to watch now and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel so you can be updated on future episodes. Thanks for watching!!






Related Posts:

Jack Skellington Cake Pops Recipe

Mickey Mouse Cake Pops Recipe




Mickey Mouse Cake Pops Recipe

There's only one thing better than a cake pop...
a Mickey Mouse Cake Pop!!!




Mickey Mouse Cake Pops
*makes 4 dozen


Ingredients:

1 cake mix (+ water, oil & eggs as indicated on package)
1 tub prepared frosting (select a flavor that coordinates with cake - i.e. white with vanilla, choc w/choc)
regular-size marshmallows
6 -inch lollipop sticks (can be found at craft stores in cake/candy decorating aisle)
Almond Bark (grocery baking aisle) -OR- Wilton Candy Melts (craft store) - OR- chocolate morsels
vegetable shortenining (1 tablespoon for every 2 cups of candy melts/morsels or 6 bricks of almond bark
a variety of colored sugar crystals (found near cake sprinkles on baking aisle)
mini-muffin/mini-cupcake tin




Directions:

Bake cake according to package directions. Let cool completely at least 4-5 hours or overnight. Cut chunks of the cooled cake and dump them into a large bowl. Break up the cake with a spoon or spatula until it looks like a coarse-textured meal. Add 2/3 of the tub of frosting and mix well. It will look similar to a cookie dough now. Set in freezer for 15 minutes.

Remove from freezer and using a 1-inch scoop or tablespoon, scoop the dough into a mini-muffin tin. Pat the dough flat to create disc-shaped circles. When the tin has been filled, place in freezer again for 10-15 minutes to firm the discs.

While waiting, begin cutting your Mickey Mouse ears. Take a marshmallow and cut it in half creating 2 circles. Cut 1/3 off of each circle to create a Mickey ear (watch the video below to see how this is done).
You will need 2 ears for each cake pop. Set aside.

Melt 2 cups of chocolate or 6 bricks of Almond Bark in a Wilton melting pot or in a saucepan (medium-low heat) on the stovetop, making sure not to burn it. Add in 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening to thin the consistency.

When the discs have firmed up, take a lollipop stick and dip 1/2 inch into the melted chocolate then insert it into the disc. Now take a Mickey ear and dip the flat edge into the chocolate and attach it to the disc. Hold it for a few seconds until it adheres. Do this for the other ear. 

Dip the entire Mickey head into the melted chocolate (or spoon it over) to coat it. Shake off any excess. Now set it into a plate of the colored sugar crystals. Flip it over to coat the opposite side and use a spoon to coat the edges. Now stick the cake pop into something secure to hold it like a mug filled with sugar or rice. You can also use a brick of stryrofoam. Let the cake pops set for at least an hour before eating.


*IDEAS:

Buy festive lollipop treat bags and give these out for Halloween.

Attach curled ribbon and offer them as favors at your next party.

Make a bouquet of these to give a friend for their birthday.

Instead of sugar crystals, drizzle the opposite color chocolate over them to appear gourmet.

Roll them in crushed Oreos instead of sprinkles.

Attach a note to them letting your kids know they are going to Walt Disney World!!!


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