~ Animals on Sticks ~
A party with tiny tots , animal props & food on stick - what else can
lil ones ask for ????
Its a commonly known fact that food just tastes better (or i
should say looks n feels ) better when topped on sticks.
Inspired by cute food , cakes , fudges ,chocolate n of course
Bakerella these little cuties came alive from my sketch pad
to reality at my lil ones animal theme party. No doubt
they were a bit time consuming but definitely worth
all the time & effort. Owing to the omnipresence of cake
at the party I opted for a cookie truffle pop version .
From paws & leaves on floor , from placards to posters , the
party was a hit but the cuties on stick stole the show , the kids
simply loved the treats on sticks. (Although I just couldn't bring
myself to bite their heads off !!! )
Finding a variety of sprinkles, colorful loli sticks , brightest
food colors , colorful candy melts & of course the candy eyes
is not much easy in India . But as always my lil ones high
spirits opened paths for substitutions . I used Kellogg's
chocos for the ears , Cadburys Gems for the nose & white
mint holes for the eyes. To add life to the pops I finally made
the features- eyeballs , nose & mouth with food markers.
Prepare the cookie truffle balls according to the recipe
below.Dip one end of lolipop stick in melted chocolate
& fix into the prepared truffle balls, refrigerate for
10-15 mins.Hold the pops from the stick & dip the ball
in melted chocolate.Gently shake off the excess chocolate.
Quickly place the sprinklers & other decorations. Place on a
florist foam or styrofoam block to set .
Cookie Truffles Recipe for Pops
Ingredients - 250 gms Marie biscuits, 1 tbs powdered sugar , 4tbsp
cocoa powder, 50 gms butter , 1/2 cup milkmaid ( condensed
milk), 100 gms cooking chocolate , finely crushed nuts (opt)
Method- Roughly crush the biscuits by pressing down a rolling pin.
Melt the butter & chocolate in a double boiler & add in the crushed
biscuits & the rest of the ingredients. Mix well & shape into lemon
sized balls . Refrigerate for 6-7 mins. Use as required .