Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Banana Split-On-A-Stick


This is a project launched from the need to clean out my freezer, pantry, refridgerator, head, etc.
Not too long ago I made Banana Split Cupcakes. I blogged about that here.
As I was making the cupcakes...I decided to apply my favorite past-time to the idea. My hobby is finding a way to stick things on sticks.
I should start....or rather, go back to this little tidbit....
Most of the time, when I make cupcakes from scratch, I usually half the recipe so I don't end up with 24 cupcakes...this is never a good thing...12 is bad news for me, even when I give most of them away. BUT, when it's a boxed mix, I usually make 12 cupcakes, and pour the other half of the batter in a smaller pan. I bake both the cupcakes and the mini cake.  I decorate the cupcakes, and then  use the other half of the icing to my batch and add it to the warm cake, mix it all together with a fork,  create little cake balls out of the pan of cake...and then go about my business with the cupcakes.
I found out you can actually freeze cake balls, undecorated, for a long time before they need to be tossed. As long as they are in an airtight container, they should be fine for a month or two or three. Freezing these little guys is part of the process to making any cake ball. I learned through experimentation they last much longer than that....

I do this, and then pull out the balls, and decorate as desired whenever the mood strikes.
I had all three flavors of cake balls needed for a banana split, enough sprinkles, and chocolate colors to start a small business....and so I played.

I know one traditional topping is pineapple, but my favorite split has melted marshmallow on the chocolate. I would have added more bananas, but I ran out of stick. You could also take these three flavors, and squish them together into one cake ball, or put each flavor on it's separate stick and make a bouquet....but I'm OK with one big stick of calories.
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Sugar Bee

12 comments:

kentucky girl said...

This looks so yummy :)

Anji* said...

That looks awesome! You are so creative with cake!
I love food on sticks too, we had loads of food on sticks for my son's pirate party last month!

AUDRA said...

What a fun idea!!!
LOVE it!!

Politics and Pearls said...

YUM!

Jocelyn said...

love these:-)

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trippingtiffies said...

Would you mind explaining to me how to make cake balls? I see them everywhere but can't seem to figure it out:(

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Erin said...

Those are so stinkin' cute! I love food on sticks. It makes it seem like so much more fun! And cake balls??? Oh my!!!

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Cassie said...

You've got such great ideas! They always make me smile and make my day. Thanks for taking time to post these.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

What a super cute idea!! Thanks for showing us!

Ella said...

i am madly in love with cake balls, i could eat them for 3 meals a day. and this is such a cute idea!! ok, so all your ideas are cute, and i just want to comment on every single one! :)

Jerri said...

How fun! Definitely a great way to clean out the fridge!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!