So it's full blown summer out! Here on the east coast it's been in the 90-100 degree range for awhile, the cicadas are singing their hot summer song, and it's totally picnic season. This picnic is hosted by Hani from Haniela's and Beth from Hungry Happenings - both ladies that are pretty amazing and always come up with some pretty spectacular food ideas. They invited me to their Summer Picnic Party - and as with all great picnics, everyone is bringing a yumtastic dish (click on the pics below!). (PS there is also a Picnic Party Giveaway! Lot's more info on the party listed down below!!!)
I decided on some deviled eggs, because all picnics need some of these fun finger foods right? And who can resist the smell of a good deviled egg sitting in the sun all day at a hot ole' picnic. Oh yeah, MMMmmmm, mmmmm, mmmm yum. I loves me a hot and gooey deviled egg.
These are made using a Wilton mini egg pan I got a gagillion years ago. I think I've maybe used it 3 times total, so was happy to use it for this party. I just used some boxed cake batter I had left over (this was a white cake).
Bake 'em up for only about 7 minutes or so (they are really small) and when cooled, scoop out a tiny half circle so it looks like 1/2 of an egg.
Dip in melted white chocolate or candy melt. If the candy is too thick, add a little shortening to thin it a bit so your dipping goes smoother. I also froze the cakes for about 1/2 hour so they were not so crumbly when dipping.
Side bar: I have decided I really really (really) don't like dipping stuff in candy melt - I'm just not good at it or don't have the patience. You cake pop queens and kings deserve some major props for doing it all the time and so well!
Let harden, then add a swirl of buttercream tinted egg yolk yellow. And add some red sugar sprinkles to finish them off (that's supposed to be the sprinkle of paprika on top of the eggs!). Apologies for the terrible pictures done at nite, but you get the idea at least!)
And you get some non-smelly "deviled egg" mini cakes for these hot summer days.
And yeah, granted the buttercream and candy melt could melt in the heat too, but at least you don't have to worry about the mayo going bad and giving you or your guests major stomach issues later!
And now as promised more info on the Summer Picnic Party Giveaway! See all the fun stuff in the graphic below!
Enter to win below and also check out the other fun summer picnic food from a bunch of awesome fun bloggers!
The Marshmallow Studio - Buzzy Bee Pop Tutorial
Sam's Kitchen - Elderflower Cordial
Lila Loa - Sandwich Picnic Cookies
Pink Little Cake -Shortbread Cookie Tart with Caramel Bits
Hungry Happenings - Ketchup and Mustard Push up Pops
The Partiologist - Ant on a Log
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons - Picnic Blanket Treats
The Baked Equation - Lemon Cookie Cake
The Decorated Cookie - Cookies on the String
Not Your Momma's Cookie - Ant Attack Cupcakes
Creative Fun Food - Picnic Blanket Sandwich
Pint Sized Baker - Picnic Cupcakes to Go
Roxana's Home Baking - Apricot Orange Kugelhopf
Sugar Swings - Deviled Egg Mini Cakes
Sugarkissed.net - Watermelon Cupcakes
Haniela's - Roasted Chicken Green Bean Salad Sandwiches
Thank you to all the amazing Giveaway Sponsors. Be sure to check out their websites below.
The Marshmallow Studio
The Cookie Cutter Company
Mary Had a Little Party
King Arthur Flour
To enter giveaway please use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will run from July 20th, 2013 till July 27th, 2013. 6 Winners will be picked using the Rafflecopter widget. Prizes will be picked in the order of sponsors you see above, starting with The Marshmallow Studio and ending with King Arthur Flour. Winners will receive one email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will have 48 hours to respond. New winner(s) will be picked if we don't hear from you. Thank you and good luck.
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THANK YOU to Hani and Beth for organizing this too - So fun and I'm totally honored to be included with this amazing group of bloggers.