The Partiologist: Red Velvet Cake Pops & Truffles

Friday, February 8, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Pops & Truffles

Without realizing, Valentine's Day is only a week away and I haven't posted my favorite Valentine Treat.  I probably don't have to mention that it involves chocolate.  And Red Velvet.  Now here's the question...what does red velvet taste like.  To me, if I close my eyes it just takes like chocolate.  If my eyes are open, it taste like red velvet because it's red.  Can anyone tell the difference between chocolate and red velvet if your eyes are closed?  Please don't close your eyes until you see my cake pops.
 
Red Velvet Cake Pops
Decorated with a rose!
Using your favorite Red Velvet cake, make and bake the cake, crumble into fine pieces.
Add a little red velvet ganache and mix.
Form into balls and lay on saran wrap.
Poke cookie stick into each cake ball and dip into red velvet ganache. (Recipe Below)
Make a rose out of red fondant by cutting strips and wrapping in a circle, (scrunch the fondant as you go to make it ruffle)
Cut the piece off the bottom.
Make green leaves out of fondant with a plunger cutter.
Add a dot of frosting to stick the leaves on.
Add a little more frosting to hold the rose.
 
Now you're done~
YUM!  Tastes great with or without my eyes closed.
 
This is the story of Red Velvet Truffles.
Once upon a time I had a little red box.  Not just any red box, this red box had little compartments to hold little treats.  The treats needed to be small to fit in the box, so I decided they needed to be rich.  That's where the truffles come in.  Truffles are so rich that most people can only eat one at a time.  Notice I said most people.  I'm pretty sure I could win a truffle eating contest.  Anyway, making my favorite recipe for truffles, I added Red Velvet Emulsion to the chocolate.  After letting it set, I scooped it out into little balls and rolled in cocoa powder.  Placed the cocoa coated truffles in teeny tiny paper cups and into the box.  They fit perfectly!  Only they needed something.  A red heart.
In progress...
RED VELVET TRUFFLES
 
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Cut into small pieces)
6 Tlbs. Unsalted Butter (Cut into small pieces)
2 Tsp. Red Velvet Emulsion
Cocoa Powder
 
Bring the cream to a simmer.  Remove from heat and stir in chocolate, butter and emulsion until completely melted.
 
Pour the chocolate mixture into a shallow bowl. 
Cool, cover and refrigerate until firm. 
 
Line jelly roll pan with waxed paper and scoop across the surface of the truffle mixture to form a 1" ball.  Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture.
 
Roll in Cocoa Powder
 
This is the same recipe I used to dip the cake pops - and you can find the little red box HERE!
 
Sweets For Your Sweet!


19 comments :

  1. Love your blog and all you share with us. I would like to suggest you
    try your hand at doing a video. I'd love to see you do one on the flower you added to today's Red Velvet Cake Pop.
    You know they a picture is worth a thousand words :-)

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    1. Me?? Do a video? Too funny - maybe I will try and make another rose and take better photos of me making it? Thanks for loving my blog! :)

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  2. Those are simply beautiful. Perfect for Valentines Day.

    from, twobeautifulgirls

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  3. I love the box full of rich truffles! Beautiful!!

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  4. Your little roses are so perfect, I thought you'd bought them pre-made! They're so pretty : )

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  5. Your truffles are so pretty tucked into the box so perfect! Any valentine would be happy to receive it!

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    1. Thanks Sue, they really were the perfect size!

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  6. I love your little rosettes! :)

    To me, red velvet is chocolate-flavored, not necessarily chocolate. I can kind of tell when it's a cake, but with other red velvet treats, I usually can't tell the difference! :)

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    1. I'm still trying to decide what the taste really is. I just know I love it! :)

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  7. Those rose-topped cake pops are so pretty! And the 'red box' truffles...irresistible! Both would be lovely for a bridal shower.

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  8. Oh my goodness, these are just adorable!

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  9. Very cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. I tried to find the link party but didn't have any luck. Maybe I'm too late and will have to wait til the next one!

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  10. Stop it with that gorgeous box of truffles! Now I'm craving chocolate!!

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    1. Those truffles are h i s t o r y! Hope I'm the first to wish you a pre happy birthday!

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