Thursday, April 3, 2014

Speckled Easter Egg Cake Balls



This is my 1st post for Easter 2014.. SPECKLED EASTER EGG CAKE BALLS nested in a handmade chocolate bird´s nest.. Easter is a time which I absolutely love and along with Xmas it is very close to my heart, a time of HOPE and remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross.. it also takes me back to my childhood when my parents use to hide Easter Eggs in our garden and we (my siblings and I) would look for them.. oh how I wish I could have frozen some of those moments in time..


Esta es mi primera entrada para la Semana Santa del 2014.. SPECKLED EASTER EGG CAKE BALLS en un nido de pájaro de chocolate hecho a mano .. La Pascua es un tiempo que me encanta y junto con la Navidad está muy cerca de mi corazón, un tiempo de esperanza y recordar lo que Jesús hizo por nosotros en la cruz.. también me trae el recuerdo de mi infancia cuando mis padres solían esconder los huevos de Pascua en nuestro jardín y nosotros ( mis hermanos y yo) los buscábamos.. cómo me gustaría haber congelado estos momentos en el tiempo..


I made these cake balls of the leftover cake cut-offs, vanilla buttercream & raspberry preserve of the Raspberry White Chocolate Layer Cake  I made a few days ago and used the same recipe you would use for cake pops, basically by crumbling the cake and then adding the vanilla buttercream and raspberry preserve, forming balls (in this case easter egg shaped balls) and dipping them into melted chocolate.. lastly I added a few drops of oil to a tablespoon of dark chocolate and used my painting brush to make splatters on the eggs so that they look like speckled eggs.

Hice estas cake balls con el sobrante de una tarta, buttercream de vainilla y confitura de frambuesa de la Raspberry White Chocolate Layer Cake que hice hace unos días y se utilicé la misma receta que se usé para cake pops, básicamente troceando los restos de la tarta y luego añadiendo la buttercream de vainilla y la confitura de frambuesa, formando bolas (en este caso en forma de huevo de Pascua) y sumergiéndolas en chocolate derretido .. por último he añadido unas gotas de aceite a una cucharada de chocolate negro y usé mi cepillo de pintura para hacer salpicaduras en los huevos para que se vieran como los huevos moteados.


For the nest, I put foil on an upside down bowl, used melted dark fondant chocolate, filled a piping bag with it and cut off a small tip then I made circled movements on the foil, going around until I had my 1st layer and then let it set for 15 minutes in the freezer. I followed this step 3 times until I had the thickness I wanted and was happy that it resembled a nest ;-)

Para el nido, puse papel de aluminio al revés en un cuenco, usé chocolate fondant oscuro derretido, rellené una manga pastelera con él y le le corté un pequeño punto y después hice movimientos en círculo en la lámina, dando vueltas hasta que tuve mi primera capa y luego lo dejé reposar durante 15 minutos en el congelador. Hice este paso 3 veces hasta que tuve el grosor que quería y estuve contenta de que se pareciese a un nido;-)



A few tips when making cake balls /cake pops:


  • Only add a little buttercream at a time as a small quantity goes a long way and you want to ensure that your mixture just comes together.
  • Freeze your cake balls for about 20 minutes before dipping them into the melted chocolate, this way they keep their shape much better.
  • Once the first layer of chocolate has dried, re-coat your eggs for a 2nd time.

Unos pocos consejos para cuando hagan los cake balls/cake pops:

  • Sólo añadir un poco de buttercream a la vez, en pequeñas cantidades y usted quiere asegurarse que su mezcla se junte. 
  • Ponga sus cake balls en el congelador durante unos 20 minutos antes de sumergirlos en el chocolate derretido, de esta manera mantienen su forma mucho mejor. 
  • Una vez que la primera capa de chocolate se ha secado, vuelva a recubrir sus huevos una segunda vez.


Hope you guys are having a wonderful week! I´ve got another very cute post planned for Easter which I 
can´t wait to share with you all.. Here´s a Tip: The Easter Bunny has lost its carrot :-)

Espero que ustedes están teniendo una maravillosa semana! Tengo otro post muy lindo planeado para la Pascua, el cual no puedo esperar para compartir con todos ustedes.. Aquí esta un consejo: El Conejo de Pascua ha perdido su zanahoria :-)



16 comments:

  1. These are so fun, Johlene! I was just thinking that I have to get on the Easter train stat, because it's in just a few weeks and I haven't made anything yet. I love these speckled eggs and your clever chocolate nest!

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    1. Hey missed you around here! This was so easy to make and the end result so cute! Happy Friday friend xoxo

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  2. These are the cutest things I've seen all week!! What a great idea!!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I love Easter and have been planning my posts for a few weeks now ;-) Kinda nerdy..haha xoxo

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  3. q ganas de llegue semana santaaaaa, ya nos queda poquito para disfrutar de todos estos ricos postres!
    un besito y feliz findeee
    cris

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    1. Sí a mi me encanta Semana Santa!! Feliz finde y besos enormes XXX

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  4. So cute! I bet the speckled effect is so fun to do--and it looks impressive. Love that robin's egg blue!

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    1. Thanks!! To get the right colour when colouring chocolate is never easy and I dont have access to candy melts close to where I live therefore I use normal white chocolate which has a creamy colour.. but it turned out ok and I´m happy with the result :-) xoxo

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  5. These look so tasty - and poppable! I love those kind of desserts!

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    1. Me too so easy to eat and just as easy to make!! xoxo

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  6. Ahhh!! this is soooo cute! I love the little eggs and the adorable little nests!! So pretty and cute :) Looks delicious too! Perfect for Easter!

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    1. Hey Cailee thanks so much for your comment :-) I loved eating these as much as I loved making them ;-) Happy Mondayr! xoxo

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  7. Hola! qué pasada de huevos de pascua, nos han encantado y las fotos preciosísimas!! besis

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    1. Hola! Muchas gracias! Vi tu tarta de Mickey Mouse y me ha encantado! xoxo

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  8. Woah, I love these! They turned out so amazingly pretty! The specks on them almost look real!

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    1. Thanks!! The best was that they tasted really awesome..lol :-) xoxo

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