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Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles {Virtual Baby Shower}

 

Go ahead……….I know you want to grab one.  That’s what they’re there for!

Today we are celebrating a sweet blogging couple who is expecting the arrival of their first little bundle of joy soon!

Maria and Josh, of Two Peas and Their Pod are about to grow their pod from 2 to 3!

I love when you see couples who share their passions and work together, and how lucky is Maria that she has a man with a passion for food (other than just getting it into his stomach lol).  I had the pleasure of getting to know both of them in Utah at the EVO conference this summer.  Not only are they both great cooks and photographers, but  they’re as cute and sweet in person as they are on their blog, and Maria is a HUGE cookie lover (with over 100 cookie recipes on their site)- BIG plus in MY book!!  I’m so excited for them and the anticipation of the arrival of their new little pea!

Today I’m happy to be a part of Maria’s virtual baby shower! Hosted by two more fabulous ladies, Marla and Lisa, who did a wonderful job putting this whole thing together.

You  know me………I always have to bring the sweets to the party!  I thought Maria and Josh would love these Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles.  I made a white almond cake (recipe below) and add a little blue food coloring and dipped those truffles in chocolate candy melts.  Next I made a Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake and dipped those truffles in blue candy melts.  Both cakes were mixed with vanilla frosting to make the truffles.

My only regret is that we can’t share them in person!  Congrats Maria and Josh!  May the joy of parenting bring you laughter and happiness…….and a new set of hands in the kitchen!

How to make cake truffles here, and you can find my tip on how to roll cake balls here.

For chocolate cake I followed:  Perfect Cupcakes using a mix(I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge)

I dipped the blue velvet cake balls in Ghirardelli Chocolate Dipping Bar, and the chocolate cake balls in Wilton’s Blue Candy Melts

please make your way around the {virtual} table of goodies!  *If you’re on twitter, you can follow the hashtag #twopeasbabyshower

Shower Treats and Crafts

Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod

Drinks

Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade

Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch

Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda

Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch

She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies

Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca & a New Pea 

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn

Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata

Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit

Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta

 

Dessert

Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart

TidyMom – Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles

i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova

Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich

What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies

Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies

Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops

Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods

RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies

RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms

Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets

Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots

 

Crafts

Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards

Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece

Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles {Virtual Baby Shower}

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles {Virtual Baby Shower}

Summary: This moist white cake recipe was first featured in Good HouseKeeping in 1952. The hint of almond scent will keep them coming back for more.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk, combined with above
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9×13 cake pan
  2. In large bowl, with mixer on medium-high speed, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup granulated sugar until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In small bowl, combine milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  4. In another large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat shortening and remaining 1 cup granulated sugar until blended. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes or until pale and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until batter is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Add one-third beaten whites to flour mixture and, with rubber spatula, stir gently until incorporated. Gently fold in remaining whites until just incorporated.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks.

Notes

I added just a little

blue soft food color gel paste

to make the cake blue.

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82 Responses to “Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles {Virtual Baby Shower}”

  1. Sheila posted on March 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm (#
    51
    )

    How did you do the decorating on the cake balls?

  2. Eileen posted on December 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm (#
    52
    )

    Hi !
    I saw your recipe for blue velvet cake truffles. I’m really interested in making just a blue velvet cake and then using cream cheese frosting to frost. Can I use this recipe for that? Do you add the gel paste at the end?

    Thank you,

    Eileen

  3. steph posted on April 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm (#
    53
    )

    I’d like to try this. How does the candy melt taste

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