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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

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

  1. Amy | She Wears Many Hats posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:14 am (#)

    Lovely!

    Can I order 2 dozen please?

  2. Robin posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:16 am (#)

    My mouth is watering!

  3. Craft Passion posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:37 am (#)

    This is gorgeous… love the colors. I want to make some…

  4. In Katrina's Kitchen posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:44 am (#)

    Goodness- these are just the cutest! I’m interested in the yumy cake recipe! Mmmm

  5. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:47 am (#)

    These are so cute! I’m with Amy, I’d love a dozen! :)

  6. Marian (Sweetopia) posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:08 am (#)

    Yummy-looking and gorgeous! Lovely Cheryl!!

  7. Lisa Brown posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:53 am (#)

    Simply divine! And, love the chocolate and turquoise color combo!

  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:54 am (#)

    I love eating sweets at a party too. These are so fun!

  9. sherri lynn @ life of a wife posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:55 am (#)

    These are some of the prettiest cake truffles I’ve ever seen! I love that you made them blue for the shower :)

  10. bridget {bake at 350} posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:04 am (#)

    They are SO pretty, Cheryl!!!

  11. Deliciously Organic posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:12 am (#)

    These are adorable!

  12. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:17 am (#)

    Gorgeous! I’m sure they taste fabulous too:-)

  13. Erin posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:29 am (#)

    These are gorgeous! I love how they are all decorated. Such a great idea for a baby shower!

  14. marla posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:34 am (#)

    Stunning treats Cheryl! Can I come over for a dozen? You are awesome & I am soooo glad you joined us in the celebration. xxoo

  15. Maria posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:38 am (#)

    These are perfect Cheryl! Yay for blue! Thank you so much for making a treat for my baby shower. I really wish I could taste one:) You guys are all the best! I am so lucky to have the best blogging buds!!! xoxo

  16. Jenny Flake posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:42 am (#)

    LOVE the bright blue color of these cake truffles! So pretty. Bet they taste incredible too!

  17. Aggie posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:48 am (#)

    Cheryl…these are BEAUTIFUL!! The colors…oh man, I just want to pop one in my mouth!!

  18. Wenderly posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:49 am (#)

    I DO want to grab one…or 24!

  19. Kelley {mountainmamacooks} posted on August 31, 2011 at 9:06 am (#)

    Is it wrong that I’m craving blue cake at 8 in the morning? Cause I am. Yum.

  20. Kristen posted on August 31, 2011 at 9:09 am (#)

    These turned out so pretty, Cheryl! Love the blue!

  21. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on August 31, 2011 at 9:12 am (#)

    The colors in these cake truffles are so breath-taking! Wow.

  22. Cookin' Canuck posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:14 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, Cheryl. The color on those truffles is stunning. Yes, I want to grab one…do I have to stop at one?

  23. Liz @ Southern Charm posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:20 am (#)

    Love this post! Those cakeballs look amazing … I’m drooling :)

  24. Chrystina Noel posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:21 am (#)

    These look delicious!! AND I absolutely love the idea of a virtual baby shower!!

  25. Paula posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:35 am (#)

    Beautiful truffles Cheryl. (I love how they match your blog’s colour scheme too!)

  26. Wenderly posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:08 am (#)

    Yes! I’d love one!…or how about 24!?! :)

  27. Sandy @ RE posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:32 am (#)

    I love any kind of truffles, but these are the best. You are amazing, girl. So talented. Wish we could all be together in real life! xo

  28. Rosie @ Sweetapolita posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm (#)

    These look so fun and so delicious, Cheryl! Do you know, I’ve never made Cake Balls of any kind? I love the blue velvet spin on them, and the colours are so bright and festive. Thanks for sharing! xo

  29. Sue posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm (#)

    These truffles are beyond beautiful, Cheryl! The blue just pops!

  30. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh those are more than adorable! What a fun event!

  31. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm (#)

    Beautifully done Cheryl, love the blue velvet.

  32. Becky at Vintage Mixer posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm (#)

    These are more professional looking than many I’ve seen at bakeries. And perfect for a baby shower!

  33. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm (#)

    these are BEYOND amazing! This was so much fun! I am honored to be included

  34. sweetsugarbelle posted on August 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm (#)

    These are gorgeous! I have never had much luck with cake balls! You make it look easy!

  35. HeatherChristo posted on August 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm (#)

    Those are completely adorable!

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