Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kids Cooking Thursday: Giant Birthday Freckle

Inspired by this post over at Planning with Kids, I thought I had to give this a go. Since I had already gotten my sister a Jumbo Cupcake cake shaped cake pan, and was in the midst of crocheting her a oversized d20 (check Never Mind the Claw Marks tonight for more on that), the logical thing to do would be to make a giant freckle. You see these in shops for up to $15 or $20, but this cost under $5 in ingredients.

You'll need chocolate. We used a 200g block of plain Cadbury Milk Chocolate, but you could use any chocolate. And you also need (half) a packet of 100s & 1000s - little coloured balls of sugar that is sold with the cake decorating supplies at the supermarket. These come in a range of colours, and even shapes these days, but we went for a traditional look.

Line a round cake pan with cling wrap, and smooth out as many wrinkles as you can.
Melt the chocolate, in the microwave, or in a double boiler for you purists, and pour slowly into the lined pan. Tilt the pan gently to spread the chocolate out evenly across the bottom.

Slowly pour the 100s & 1000s into the pan. If you pour too hard or fast, you will make dints into the chocolate. Be very generous - any that don't stick can be tipped out once the chocolate has set, and used for something else.

Allow to set, then tip out the excess sprinkles, before wrapping the edges of the cling wrap over the top to seal.

BIG things for a BIG birthday

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PlanningQueen said...

It is amazing to think how much they charge in shops for these!