Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cute and Sweet Valentine Fondue Idea!

If anyone knows me, they would know that I absolutely LOVE eating at The Melting Pot and LOVE eaating fondue! So, when I came across this fun and sweet fondue treat I just had to share this with you all! I was actually looking for some Valentine's day ideas to do for my daughter and her friends when I somehow wound up on this site by accident Gordon Gossip, but so glad I did!!! On tis site they had just shared these cute CUPCAKE FONDUE TREATS posted by Pocas Cosas who found them through Bake it Pretty! I know, I know it's a little confusing but that's how one finds these great ideas! 

So, here are the pictures of these sweet treats and below I will post the recipe for you to know how to make them for yourselves! 

Recipe on how to make this yummy treat! 
Cupcake Fondue
You will need:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup liquid (orange juice, fruit juice, milk, or water)
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Miniature-size cupcakes in the flavor of your choice, cooled and unfrosted
Assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, and other toppings

2.  Make the fondue: Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice, and corn syrup.  Adjust the consistency with a drop of liquid or a dash more powdered sugar until you get have a smooth, thick glaze.  I used orange juice for the liquid portion to give it a citrus flavor and cheese-like yellow fondue color.  You could also use grape juice for a pastel purple, or milk/water and add your own coloring

3.  Pour frosting into the fondue pot.  There’s really no need to heat the mixture, but you can keep a small tea light or very low flame underneath just for looks!  Display sprinkles and toppings in small ramekins or portion cups and arrange around the fondue pot.  Skewer cupcakes in the side and dip the top half into the fondue, then flip the cupcake over and the frosting will drip nicely down the sides.  Sprinkle liberally with your favorite toppings.

Young children can even dip the tops of the cupcakes in with their fingers since the fondue is not hot.  You may need to give the fondue a quick stir every now and then to keep it smooth if you aren’t actively dipping.  This is a sweet, silly, messy project and my son Max (8) and I had a wonderful time making our fondue cupcakes.  This would be a great addition to a party desert table, or for a special treat on a rainy day.  Enjoy!

I think I may have to do this with my daughter! It's too sweet to pass up! I will be back with some great finds!