Rudolph has always had a special place in my heart. I suppose that is because when I was in the 2nd grade I was chosen to play Rudolph in my class’ holiday program. Probably not for my extraordinary acting talents but because I told the teacher that I had a brown dress I could wear. Unfortunately for my mom, I didn’t have a brown dress. Fortunately for me, my mom was a great seamstress and rushed out to the fabric store.
My mom chose this perfect fake fur material to make me a little skirt and vest. And I proudly wore them the day of the program. Later that day, my mom picked up her reindeer clad daughter (me). She asked how my day had been (thinking I would respond with glee). Only to be told that it had been the worse day of my life. Why, my mom asked. I responded by bursting into tears. And then I said “Because all day long, everyone kept touching my fur dress.” Of course, I don’t remember that last part. I only remember playing Rudolph. Ok, so I’m a little off track here but I’m feeling a little nostalgic.
Getting back to the point…
This Rudolph holiday treat is in the form of a whoopie pie but hey, who doesn’t love cake and icing.
Watch the video showing the making of a holiday treat.
These chocolate delights are made with the help of some very specific ingredients – starting with whoopie pie itself. It is made with Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix. Next, using Duncan Hines Whipped Frosting, we iced the pies.
Now the fun part begins. Using one of the new Russian Icing Tips with a bunch of stars on it, we made the fur. Putting the tip on the cake and using short tugs on the piping bag, created the “fur” look we wanted.
Next, was making the antlers. To do this we melted cocoa Candy Melts in the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, which we love. In addition, on the internet, we found a picture of antlers we liked. Then, adjusting the size of the antlers to fit our pies, we made a whole page of the antlers. Consequently, by placing the page under wax paper, we had a template to use. Finally, putting the melted chocolate in a piping bag and snipping off the tip, we filled in the template with chocolate.
Once the antlers hardened, we added them to the pies – propping them up with icing.
Next, was adding the large Wilton Candy Eyeballs on the whoopie pies. And, by placing them further apart, we found that they look better than if they are close together.
Finally, dipping Whoppers into melted red Candy Melts, we made red noses. But, using in the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, made this an easy process.
We think these Rudolph whoopie pies are a great holiday treat for adults and kids alike!