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Pampered Chef: Poinsettia Mini Fluted Cakes(featured recipe)

  1. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Has anyone made these yet? Are the poinsettia flowers easy to make? I am wanting to make these for my open house in December, but don't know if I am crafty enough to fashion the flower petals.....any help would be appreciated! Also, do you think the petals could be made out of something else instead???

    Thanks a bunch.... ;)
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  2. adventurechef

    adventurechef Member

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    We made these at a cluster meeting. The petals were a little tricky. We used pink tootsie roll candies, I think Starburst may be easier to work with. We had to keep microwaving the candy to make it soft enough to roll out.

    I found the petals were easy to shape, just cut strips the right length and then cut the corners off to make petal shapes.

    In the end, once decorated, the poinsettia cakes did look really pretty. I don't know if I'd do a bunch of them by myself, but if I had a gang of kids helping it would be a fun project.
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  3. n8vtxn

    n8vtxn Member

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    I tried decorating a cake with the starburst "clay" like you find in one of the Showstoppers - it was a little more painstaking than I though it would be because I kept having to remicrowave the starbursts, but if I did it too much the got liquidy and I had to let them cool again. Quite the pain! In the end the cake did look very pretty and I got lots of compliments, but I think I would only do it again for a special occasion.

    Leesa
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  4. adventurechef

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    I was just thinking if large gumdrops would work? They seem squishy enough and could possibly be rolled together. Just a thought.
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  5. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    I made these to display at a booth I had over the weekend and I used Starbursts. I probably microwaved them for about 8 or 9 seconds total, but in two spurts just to make sure they didn't get too soft. Then I rolled them out. next time I won't roll them so thin. I think the leaves would have been more realistic-looking if they were a little thicker than I made them. It does look REALLY cool though! I think I'll save the one I did and bring it to my show on Tuesday. :)
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  6. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Thanks

    for the input...you have been helpful. I guess I will give it a try with the starbursts!

    :) :) Cross your fingers for me.... :) :)
     
    Nov 14, 2005
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  7. kitty

    kitty Guest

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    Has anyone tried this using Maoam-type candy? Not the small bite-sized blocks, but the ones that are larger and flat. I am so sorry I can't remember the brand name, but they sell them in the stores where those of us on a tight budget shop.
     
    Nov 14, 2005
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  8. sandi4tpc

    sandi4tpc Novice Member

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    At our cluster meeting last night, someone shared that they used fruit roll ups fruit by the foot for the petals. I can't remember everything she said but I remember that she said to not get them overly wet, which kitchen spritzer did too, but the pastry brush or your finger worked best. I'll see if I can get more information, if anyone wants it.
    Sandi
     
    Nov 15, 2005
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  9. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Cool

    I would like more info on the fruit roll ups. I never even thought of that, but I think I will try that instead...I would think I would just have to cut out the petals....no melting required.

    Waiting to hear more.....

    Thanks. :)
     
    Nov 15, 2005
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  10. use laffy taffy
     
    Nov 15, 2005
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  11. momoftwins

    momoftwins Veteran Member

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    I am curious for more information on using fruit roll ups too.
     
    Nov 15, 2005
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