First you has to makes a red velvet cake. You can does yours from scratch or from a box. For this recipe, it does not matter. I will tells you, however, that from a box is going to make this wayyyyy easier. Red velvet cake is kinda a pain in the tuck-us to makes yourself.
No matter which way you decides to makes your cake, do remember to gets a good lick of the batter.
Bakes it in a 13x9 pan, according to the directions on the box or your recipe. You wants to undercook it juuuuust a little bit. So that when you inserts a test object...
It comes out like this, wif some smush on it, instead of clean as you would usually wants for a cake.
When the cake is COMPLETELY cooled (we even letted ours sit overnight), crumble it up into a big bowl, and add one can of cream cheese frosting. Do not bother trying to makes that yourself, it would just be tortures at that point, MOL. So we forgotted to take a piksher of the crumbly cake and the frosting, but that's what you does, and then mix it up wif a big wooden spoon til you has a stiff paste, like you sees above.
Scoop some of the paste wif a spoon into the palm of your hand, and rolls into little balls, about 1 inch big. Now let me warns you, this makes a looooooot of truffles. We is showing you just some of ours, but we gotted about 125 truffles out of it.
Once you has your little ballies all rolled, you should melt your coatings. We wanted to do white, like a real red velvet cake would look wif its cream cheese icing, so we used almond bark for the white. If you does not know what almond bark is, that's it in the piksher above. It resembles white chocolate but is much easier to work wif. You can melts it in a bowl in the microwave in under one minute, bam, easy.
Drop a ballie into the almond bark. Use a spoon to get it all coated.
Shake off as much excess coating as you can, and drop it onto a cookie sheet lined wif wax paper. That's it! You has a truffle! Woohoo! Didn't know it was so easy, didja?
We wanted to do half our truffles in dark chocolate, so we melted some in a bowl over boiling waters on the stove. Tip: Add a touch of vegetable oil to your chocolate to make it easy to work wif. Coat the ballie in the same way and then drop onto another wax paper lined tray.
See? Chocolate truffles too! And they looks cute already. Now to decorate. You can decorates any way you wants to, but we likes to keep it simple and pretteh.
Use a fork to dip into your coating, and swizzle opposite colors all over the truffles.
Just keep dipping the fork and moving it back and forth over the truffles til you has the look you likes.
You can leaves them out to set, or put the trays in the fridge which will be faster. When they is done, place in candy cups (found at crafting stores like Michael's) and ta-daaaa! Ultra cute, ultra sweet little treats.
You can package them up in little boxes, which has a verreh nice effect.
And wrap them up pretteh for furrends and fambly!
Now on to Catmas cards! We gotten even MORE cards from our furrends after these pikshers was taken, so we will try to get shots of those too for anuvver post, but look at what came! A card from Sweet Praline, one from the House of Cats, and anuvver from the Island Cats!!! We hadded such a good time sniffing and reading our cards, fanks guys!!!
Here comes the romantical part. I could not believes my surprise yesterday, when my mommeh broughted home the mails! I gotted TWO things from mine Lolo!!! On his birfday, MOL, how fitting. First was a post card his mommeh had gotted in London. It was of this verreh famous big kitteh statue:
Does anybuddy know him? Mine Lolo is so funneh, he said he think'd I would like to see a mancat who was older than him!!! MOL!!! Poor Lolo, you is not old, you is mature. Like fine cheese, better wif age. .....Mmm, cheese.
And then looks what else I gotted from him! A wunnerful card, specially make'd just for ME!!! Oh just look at all the pikshers of mine mancat. *Sigh.* Isn't he just so verreh dreamy? And can you sees what it says on there? "Attie, all I do is think of YOU. Love, Lautrec." He even putted it in a PINK envelope, because he knows my verreh favorite color is pink. He is too romantical, I can not stands it!
*kissing pikshers of mine Lolo*
Look, he even has such a cute signature. Can you see how the two o's and the lower-case L makes a kitteh face??? So creative, he sends me into a swoon.
Mommeh, can you halps me read what he writed on the back? Teehee, oh my, it is nothing I will be sharing wif the rest of you all, sorreh! Private thoughts of a mancat to his ladycat you know. Boy did that ever makes my day. My week. My month. My year even! MWAH, I LOVES YOU LOLO!!!
And now for my guest:
This is Topper. Floofy boy! He does not has a bloggie, but his mommeh has a website. She makes all kinds of yummeh edible treats. She is a professional cake decorator and can work wif fondant and all that good stuff. She is located on Long Island, but can ship some of her goodies to wherever you lives. Here is Topper wif some green chocolate covered Catmas trees! Mmm. Festive sweater and festive food, he has the Catmas spirit for sure.
Well I will post again if I has the time, but just in case I does not gets to, me and BA wants to wish all our furrends the happiest Catmas ever!!! Loves you all.