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“Beautiful and Unique Dress Cake Truffles ”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
YIELD:
4 truffles
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (15 1/4 ounce) boxes French vanilla cake mix (plus required ingredients)
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting, divided
  • americolor lemon yellow gel food coloring
  • americolor deep pink gel food coloring
  • chefmaster christmas red gel food coloring
  • 1 cup lavender melting chocolate
  • 1 cup yellow melting chocolate
  • 1 cup green melting chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon small pearl dragees
  • 1 tablespoon white air heads candy
  • 4 red-yellow striped candy belts candies
  • 4 blue striped candy belts candies
  • 4 pink candy belts candies (or red)
  • 8 -10 sour spaghetti (blue, green)
  • 8 -10 mike and ikes candies (pink, green)
  • 3 small white flower candy sprinkles
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 14 cup small yellow nonpareils
  • 14 cup sapphire crystalz sugar
  • 14 cup purple sanding sugar
  • 14 cup green sanding sugar

Directions

  1. Bake cakes according to packing instructions, let cool completely.  Crumble cakes into a large bowl and add 1/2  cup of vanilla frosting.  Mix together until smooth.
  2. To create the dresses, shape about 1 cup of the cake mixture into a large cone shape, rolling to smooth out.  The dress should be about about 3 inches in diameter across the bottom and 3-3 1/2 inches tall. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Repeat until you have made 4 dresses total.
  3. To build the torsos, roll 1/4 cup cake dough into a log and flatten the top and bottom.  On one flat side, pinch down the center and then use a small paring knife to cut away part of the dough so that it looks like two shoulders.  Trim a little bit straight down on all sides if the torso is too thick.   Lay flat on the work surface and trim diagonally on both sides to create almost a heart shape.  Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Repeat until you have made 4 torsos total. Stick a dowel or stick into the top of each torso and stand upright.
  4. To make the Yellow Dress:
  5. Microwave to melt 1 cup of yellow candy melts in 30 second intervals, whisking until smooth. Alternatively melt over a double boiler.
  6. Place a small round piece of parchment paper under cake dress and place on a wire rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon melted yellow chocolate over the dress to coat, smoothing out if needed. Immediately sprinkle over yellow nonpareils, coating all over. Let dry.
  7. Dip the torso into the melted yellow chocolate, spooning over to coat.  Transfer to the sheet tray and immediately coat with yellow nonpareils.  Let dry. Transfer remaining chocolate to a small piping bag.
  8. Once the truffles are dry, carefully transfer to a cutting board.  Trim away the foot from the dress and torso.  Carefully remove the lollipop stick.  Microwave the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-30 seconds to reheat.
  9. Pipe some chocolate onto the bottom of the torso and attach it to the dress.  Fill in the small hole in the torso and sprinkle over some nonpareils to cover. Using the chocolate as glue, attach two yellow Mike and Ike halves vertically on each shoulder. Attach the white heart-shaped Air Head onto the torso. Attach two yellow-red striped candy belts in the shape of an upside down V on the dress. Attach a yellow-red striped candy belt around the waist.
  10. Attach three pearl dragees down the middle of the dress in between the yellow-red striped candy belts.
  11. To make the candy decorations for Yellow dress:
  12. Roll out one white Air Head with a rolling pin.  Using kitchen shears, cut a heart with a flat bottom, to fit on the torso of one of the dresses. Using kitchen shears, cut two yellow Mike and Ikes vertically. Cut one yellow-red striped candy belt to fit around the waist of one of the dresses.  Cut the yellow-red candy belts so that you have two strips that hang from the waist to the bottom of the dress.
  13. To make the Blue Dress:
  14. Microwave to melt 1 cup of blue candy melts in 30 second intervals, whisking until smooth. Alternatively melt over a double boiler.
  15. Place a small round piece of parchment paper under cake dress and place on a wire rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon melted blue chocolate over the dress to coat, smoothing out if needed. Immediately sprinkle over blue crystal sprinkles, coating all over. Let dry.
  16. Dip the torso into the chocolate, spooning over chocolate to coat.  Transfer to the sheet tray and immediately coat with blue crystal sprinkles.  Let dry. Transfer remaining chocolate to a small piping bag.
  17. Once the truffles are dry, carefully transfer to a cutting board.  Trim away the foot from the dress and torso.  Carefully remove the lollipop stick.  Microwave the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-30 seconds to reheat. Pipe some chocolate onto the bottom of the torso and attach it to the dress.  Fill in the small hole in the torso and sprinkle over some sprinkles to cover.
  18. Using the chocolate as glue, attach three small blue sour spaghetti candy strips horizontally on each shoulder. Attach a blue striped candy belt around the waist.  Attach a blue striped candy belt around the bottom of the dress. Attach three pearl dragees vertically in the center of the torso. Attach the ruffled Air Head strips around the bottom of the dress, above the blue striped candy belt. Attach blue sour spaghetti strings around the bottom of the dress, above the white ruffles.
  19. To make the candy decorations for Blue dress:
  20. Roll out three white Air Heads with a rolling pin.  Using kitchen shears, cut enough strips to go around the bottom of one of the dresses.  Cut into the strips to create a ruffle design, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  21. Cut one blue striped candy belt to fit around the waist of one of the dresses.  Cut enough of the blue striped candy belts to fit around the bottom of one of the dresses.
  22. Using kitchen shears, cut two blue sour spaghetti strings into six small pieces to fit horizontally across the shoulders.
  23. To make the Purple Dress:
  24. Microwave to melt 1 cup of lavender candy melts in 30 second intervals, whisking until smooth. Alternatively melt over a double boiler.
  25. Place a small round piece of parchment paper under cake dress and place on a wire rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Spoon melted lavender chocolate over the dress to coat, smoothing out if needed. Immediately sprinkle over purple sanding sugar, coating all over. Let dry.
  26. Dip the torso into the chocolate, spooning over chocolate to coat.  Transfer to the sheet tray and immediately coat with purple sanding sugar.  Let dry. Transfer remaining chocolate to a small piping bag. Once the truffles are dry, carefully transfer to a cutting board.  Trim away the foot from the dress and torso.  Carefully remove the lollipop stick.
  27. Microwave the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-30 seconds to reheat. Pipe some chocolate onto the bottom of the torso and attach it to the dress.  Fill in the small hole in the torso and sprinkle over some purple sanding sugar to cover. Using the chocolate as glue, attach two pink Mike and Ike halves vertically on each shoulder. Attach the pink Mike and Ike slim quarter pieces near the neck of the dress to resemble a collar. Attach the pink candy belt vertically around the waist so that it fans out as a skirt. Attach a small white Air Head strip around the waste. Attach a small white flower sprinkle in the center of the torso.
  28. To make the candy decorations for Purple dress:
  29. Cut the pink candy belts so that you have six strips that hang from the waist to the bottom of the dress.  Cut each strip vertically so that it fans out into four strips, making sure not cut all the way through. Using kitchen shears, cut two pink Mike and Ikes vertically.  Cut one pink Mike and Ike vertically and then cut one of those in half vertically so you have two thin pieces.
  30. Roll out one white Air Heads with a rolling pin.  Using kitchen shears, cut enough thin strips to around the waist of the dress.
  31. To make the Green Dress:
  32. Microwave to melt 1 cup of green  candy melts in 30 second intervals, whisking until smooth. Alternatively melt over a double boiler.
  33. Place a small round piece of parchment paper under cake dress and place on a wire rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon melted green chocolate over the dress to coat, smoothing out if needed. Immediately sprinkle over green sanding sugar, coating all over. Let dry.
  34. Transfer remaining chocolate to a small piping bag. Once the truffles are dry, carefully transfer to a cutting board.  Trim away the foot from the dress and torso.  Carefully remove the lollipop stick.
  35. Microwave the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-30 seconds to reheat. Pipe some chocolate onto the bottom of the torso and attach it to the dress.  Fill in the small hole in the torso and sprinkle over some green sanding sugar to cover.
  36. Using the chocolate as glue, attach three small green sour spaghetti candy strips horizontally on each shoulder. Attach five Mike and Ike halves evenly around the top of the dress with points facing down. Attach the cut green sour spaghetti strips in between the Mike and Ikes so that it is an alternating pattern. Attach a white Air Head strip around the waist.  Attach enough white Air Head strips to go around the bottom of the dress. Attach three small flower sprinkles on the torso.
  37. To make the candy decorations for Green dress:
  38. Roll out three white Air Heads with a rolling pin.  Using kitchen shears, cut enough strips to go around the bottom of one of the dresses.  Then cut a enough thin strips to around the waist of the dress. Using kitchen shears, cut four green Mike and Ikes vertically. Using kitchen shears, cut seven green sour spaghetti strings vertically, making sure not to cut all the way through.  Cut two green sour spaghetti strings into six small pieces to fit horizontally across the shoulders.

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