Finished a candy order for my mother in law this morning. She is handing these construction themed candies to her work crew. Of course I had to make extras for my little helper. Happiness is eating chocolate for second breakfast that doubles as a tool.
7 tbsp unsalted butter
1 and 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
3 teaspoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy cream
chopped maraschino cherries
Red and green sprinkles
Peppermint sugar sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake cake according to package and then allow cake to cool.
Making the Frosting
With a handheld or stand mixer beat the butter on until creamy approx. 2-3 minutes.
Add in the confectioners sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer on low speed. Increase to high speed and beat for approx. 2-3 minutes.
Making the Chocolate Ganache
Heat heavy cream in small saucepan until it comes to simmer. (do not allow to boil)
Pour cream over chocolate chips in bowl.
Allow to sit for 2 minutes then whisk together until silky.
Cut cake into thirds then remove from cake pan and crumble on top of frosting. Mix thoroughly with hand held or stand mixer until combined and no large chunks of cake.
Roll cake balls (1 tbsp. each) and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Freeze for 1 hour or refrigerate for 2 hours.
(Remember to make ganache approx. half hour before cake pops removed from either freezer or refrigerator)
Insert lollipop stick into cake pop about halfway through.
Dip cake pop into ganache covering base of cake pop completely. Allow excess chocolate to drip back in pan.
Roll cake pop into topping.
Place cake pop back
Meet Sheila, the heart and soul behind this whole operation! Although her own kids are grown, she has spent the last few months planning "The Joy of Giving 2019", which is a holiday event for local families in the Saranac Lake area emphasizing the idea that giving can bring more joy than receiving.
See y'all tomorrow for the 2nd Annual Backfence/Hill Street Country Club/The Paintbooth Holidazed Bazaar!! We have a Santa!
Live Music by the Low Notes
Holiday Artist Market
CHILL VIBEZ in downtown Vista @ the Backfence Clubhouse