Whew! We made it through birthday season. I’m spent. It was Love Bug’s birthday this time. The festivities started with our little family on the day and then a small party with friends the next. It’s a good thing there was cake. It was just reward.
After weeks of contemplation, Love Bug settled on a rainbow theme for her birthday. This theme brought with it rainbow plates, napkins, straws, lighted balloons and of course, cake. We discussed whether she wanted a rainbow cake with white frosting or a chocolate cake with rainbow frosting. A chocolate lover, she went with the later. I absolutely loved the way it turned out. I’m so thankful for her inspiration. I used this set by Wilton to achieve the colors.
Inspired by her love of rainbows and, I think, almost everyone’s love of sprinkles, I thought edible sprinkle bowls would be
the icing on the cake overkill fun, frivolous and delightful. Using a party staple, the balloon, almond bark and lots of sprinkles, I created edible bowls that are both delicious and crazy fun!
As our resident birthday crown-maker, I had to step in to make hers. She was very particular on the colors used (purple and pink) and I stuck with her original design, shape and text. I think the crowns are my favorite birthday tradition of ours.
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-sprinkles, your choice
-balloons, size depends on what size bowls you want to make
First, rinse the balloons you plan on using and pat dry. Then inflate the balloons to your desired size. Tear off a piece of wax paper and lay it near where you are working. Place the sprinkles of choice into a bowl. Melt the almond bark in a glass bowl atop a pot of boiling water. This method is better than nuking the bark in the microwave because the bark will stay melty longer.
When the bark is melted and smooth, dip the balloon into the bark.
The almond bark dip determines the depth of the bowl.
Moving quickly, press the wet almond bark into the sprinkles. Continue pressing the unsprinkled areas into the sprinkles until it’s coated.
Twisted or spinning the balloon in the sprinkles will results in globs and smears so make sure you are pressing, then lifting, rotating and pressing again until the balloon is coated.
Place the sprinkled balloon on the wax paper to set. If you want, you can pop them in the fridge to make them set faster.
When the almond bark is firm, deflate the balloon. Gently peel it away from the inside.
Add ice cream and enjoy.
Maybe a slice of cake too?
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