Hungry Happenings: Coconut Chick Cake Balls and giveaway winner announced.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coconut Chick Cake Balls and giveaway winner announced.


Before I begin, I want to congratulate Lori Stilger who's name was selected as the winner of the Nambe Morphik Two Tiered Server. Lori, please contact me within 72 hours to claim your prize.

You may not have won this giveaway, but don't fret, I'm currently hosting another one. Click here to enter for your chance to win a gift certificate to buy baking supplies from Smidge 'n Pinch.


My life has been spent in the suburbs where the only animals you tend to see roaming around in backyards are cats, dogs, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and the occasional raccoon. When I was young, my mom would take us out to a local farm to get fresh eggs and I especially loved visiting in the spring when I could see all the new born chicks.


Those adorable baby chickens have inspired me to make lots of chocolate chicks over the years. My customers love them and my most popular Easter lollipop (second from left) inspired me to create the Rice Krispies Treat Chick Pops (pictured in the center) that I shared with you last year.


This past Valentine's Day, I created and shared with you my Warm Fuzzy Cake Balls. As I was making them, I knew they could easily be transformed into other creatures including fuzzy little Easter chicks.  All I had to do to make the change was to color the coconut yellow, create a beak and feet using orange candy coating. They are so easy to make and I think they turned out so cute. There really are so many possibilities with these fuzzy cake balls, and I'm sure I'll be sharing more ideas in the future. If you'd like to make these but don't like coconut, you can use shaved colored candy coating like I did when I made the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies (tutorial here.)

Coconut Chick Cake Balls (makes 40 chicks)

Ingredients:

24 ounces melted white confectionery coating/candy melts
orange candy coloring (not liquid)

Coconut Covered Cake Balls
1 baked cake, any flavor
1/4 cup - 1/2 cup white frosting
4 cups shredded coconut
yellow liquid food coloring


80 candy eyes

Supplies Needed:

parchment paper
baking sheets
mixing bowl and spoon or a stand mixer or food processor
disposable pastry bag, zip top bag, or a squeeze bottle fitted with a small round pastry tip
zip top bags used to color your coconut 
optional: #18 mini ice cream scoop (a heaping tablespoon)
fork or chocolate dipping fork


Instructions:



Color about 1/3 cup of the melted white confectionery coating using orange candy coloring. Fill a squeeze bottle fitted with a small round pastry tip (#3,4, or 5) or fill a disposable pastry bag either fitted with a tip or just snip off the end leaving a small opening or fill a zip top bag and snip off one tip. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Pipe out 80 chick feet and 40 beaks as pictured above. Freeze or refrigerate for 3-5 minutes just until the pieces harden.


Click on this link to see the instructions to make the Warm Fuzzy Cake Balls. Follow the instructions to make the cake balls, dip them in white confectionery coating, and roll them in coconut that has been colored yellow. 

Once you have made the coconut covered cake balls, you are ready to add the orange candy feet and beak and candy eyes. Use some melted confectionery coating to "glue" all the pieces onto your fuzzy cake ball chicks. I put my candy coating in a disposable pastry bag, but you could just use a toothpick or the tip of a knife.


Store in an airtight container for up to a week. These would make great additions to any Easter basket, can be served as dessert, or can be individually wrapped and used as party favors.


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Here are a few more fun Easter ideas:

Items used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)

23 comments:

  1. So cute, I want to make some........nice post thanks andi

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  2. You are one creative chick! Sorry, but I couldn't resist:) They are all adorable!

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  3. I love your blog so much that I decided to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Stop on over to pick it up! Great job, and keep up the great work!
    http://thriftynut.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/i-have-been-nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/

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  4. These are the most adorable things I've ever seen! So creative!

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  5. So every time I see cute food on a blog hop, I should just assume that you did it. ;) I hope you'll continue to link up at Sharing Time, because I love everything you do! :)
    ~Heather
    www.raisingmemories.com
    ( http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/sharing%20time )

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    1. Thank you Heather. What a nice thing to hear!!!!

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  6. Love this! Found it through Pinterest!

    Also, I used your pic and linked to it in a newsletter I publish! I know lots of moms will love it! Thanks!

    http://chattanooga.macaronikid.com/article/unpublished/266859/coconut-chick-cake-balls

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  7. Oh my goodness! These are stinking adorable!! I love how fuzzy they are...and the eyes, they are so cracking me up:-) LOVE THIS!!!

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  8. WITHOUT A DOUBT...DELICIOUSLY ADORABLE!

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  9. These are too cute to eat, but I'm sure my kids will manage to anyway! Thanks for the great idea!

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  10. Absolutely cute-cute-cute!! I just love little Easter chicks and these are adorable. :)

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  11. We are not big fans of coconut, but I absolutely love these chicks. (you know I love pretty much all that you make though.. :)) I am having my very first linky party this weekend called Dare to Share. I would love it so much if you could stop by and link some of your fabulous creations.


    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/

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  12. these have just the bestest expression! So full of personality. I have been visiting you lately but having time to comment on anything these days is not happening like I want. Just so you know, I look at all you do with such inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Trish. Oh, I understand not having time. I love checking out other blogs, but don't often leave comments either because I'm quickly moving onto something else I need to be doing. Busy, busy, busy.

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  13. Adorable! I wish I had time to make them. Next year!!

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  14. These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  15. These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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  16. They are just the cutest little things ive ever seen. I love them.

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  17. There is a person on Listia.com using your photos and recipes to scam people out of credits they use to buy things on www.listia.com Just thought you should know. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. I've not ever heard of Listia. I have no idea how to search for my images in order to see who is doing this. Do you have any more information? I'd like to check it out. It is so frustrating that people have been using my images for things like this. Someone else tried to sell products in their store and were using my pictures. I really appreciate you pointing this out to me.

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