A few weekends back, I embarked on a time-consuming, but ultimately successful baking project. I wanted to create a dessert that was related to the Oscars, but the Internet had few good ideas. Then I stumbled upon this recipe: I am a huge fan of the Toy Story series. While I knew Toy Story 3 had no chance of winning Best Picture, I couldn’t help making a dessert to root for it. Plus, Mr. Pricklepants, the classically-trained hedgehog voiced by Timothy Dalton, was just too cute to resist.
- I would suggest leaving plenty of time for decorating. The hats proved to be the trickiest part, as the gumdrops did not want to stick to the candy melts. I found that cutting off the round top of the gumdrop and using its own stickiness worked. Keep a mug of hot water handy to dip your knife into–otherwise gumdrop bits will stick to the knife.
- I do not care for Nilla wafers. I used Trader Joe’s Ultimate Vanilla Wafers. See this recommendation. Folks were asking for extra cookies.
- Normally, I am an advocate for baking with your kids, but this recipe is too tricky for little ones.
Look for more upcoming baking projects. I may also dig through my archives and share some recipes from my pre-blogging days including princess cakes, cupcakes for successful bar exam takers, birthday cookies, crisps, and more!