Rosmerta's Recipes - Cauldron Cakes by Sommer, Erika, and Jessica
1 box of Krusteaz Quick Bread Pumpkin Spice Mix (or your local brand)
1 large Hershey's milk chocolate bar
1 medium Hershey's milk chocolate bar
1 small Hershey's milk chocolate bar
1 container whipped vanilla frosting
1 medium bag salted pretzel sticks
1 bottle green food coloring
1 bottle orange food coloring
1 bag semi-sweet milk chocolate morsels (chocolate chips)
Step 1:Bake 1 box of Krusteaz Quick Bread Pumpkin Spice mix in a greased cupcake tin.
Step 2:When the cupcakes are cooled, flip over so the "raised" side is facing down. Scoop 1/2 inch ditch on flat side. See Figure 1
Step 3:To make the chocolate pretzel handles, lay out a tray, a bag of pretzel sticks, and either chocolate frosting or melted large Hershey's milk chocolate bar.
Step 4:For each handle you will need four (4) pretzel sticks. Place two (2) pretzel sticks together for the top of the handle. Place two (2) more pretzel sticks together for the sides. Note: Make extra in case any break later on in the recipe.
Step 5:Cover the pretzels in the chocolate frosting or melted chocolate. Cut half of the pretzels in half for the sides of the handle. (Repeat for each cupcake)
Step 6:Place the tray of pretzels in the refrigerator and take out when chocolate is completely hardened.
Step 7:Fill the cupcake hollow with green frosting and swirl around to create a two-toned look.
Step 8:To create the burning logs, cut two (2) pretzels in half, and dip the ends into the orange frosting to create the fire. See Figure 2
Step 9:Place each of the orange frosted pretzels into an 'X' shape to act as the base. Once in the 'X' shape place a dab of frosting in the center to hold the pieces together, and place the tray of bases into the refrigerator to harden.
Step 10:Take the chocolate covered pretzels out of the refrigerator and form the handles with the long ones as the top and the short ones as the sides. Melt the medium chocolate Hershey's bar and pour melted chocolate over the handle pieces to mold into one 'U' shaped handle. See Figure 3 Place back in refrigerator to harden again.
Step 11:Now place the remaining Hershey's chocolate bar into a ziploc bag. Place the bag into the microwave and melt the chocolate. Cut a small piece of the corner of the bag to make a small piping bag.
Step 12:Take out the hardened handles and bases and carefully remove from the tray.
Step 13:Pipe a dab of chocolate on the bases and set the cauldron cake on the center. Then attach the handles by piping a dab of chocolate where the handle attaches to the cake.See Figure 4
Step 14:Take a picture of your cauldron cake and ENJOY!