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Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
April 12, 2009

Chocolate Dipped Cake GoombasCake balls dipped in chocolate and white chocolate.

The basis of these goombas comes from the cake ball technique from the wondrous Bakerella! These little guys aren't hard to do, but the cake balls will take some time to set.

Ingredients:

Box of cake mix
Items to go into cake mix (usually eggs, oil, and water)
Canned vanilla frosting
3/4 cup chocolate candy melts
1/2 cup white chocolate candy melts
Chocolate covered raisins
Fondant or royal icing
Black food coloring

First thing to do is bake the cake. Once it's baked and cooled, break it up into tiny bits. You can use your hands for this bit. Much more fun than a spoon.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Add 3/4ths of the container of frosting. You can use your hands for this part too, but it's a bit more messy!

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Shape into two inch balls.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Place on a cookie sheet and give the cake balls rounded, pointy tops.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Pop them in the freezer for an hour or so for them to firm up.

To create the bottom part of the goomba, take a small, circular cookie cutter and insert into the bottom of the cake ball. You'll want more than an 1/2" of an inch for the base.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Once you've inserted an 1/2" or so, use a knife and cut around the edge of the cake ball.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Peel off the edge of the cake ball.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

After all the goomba shapes have been created, pop back in the freezer while you're melting the chocolate. You'll want the cake balls pretty firm so they don't break apart in the melted chocolate.

Melt the chocolate candy melts in the microwave by zapping them for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval. Once fully melted, take a goomba and, holding it by the base, dip the top end in the chocolate. Repeat for all goombas.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

Melt the white candy melts the same way, microwaving for 30 seconds at a time. Take a chocolate covered goomba and dip the bottom half in the white chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas

For the eyes, you can use thick white royal icing or fondant. I went with fondant for the eyes and tried out black fondant, black royal icing, and mini M&Ms for the pupils. The black royal icing was the best out the three for me. The M&Ms were a little big and the black fondant was harder to get to stick than the royal icing.

Use black and white fondant or black and white royal icing (what I used) for the mouth and teeth.


Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas


Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
A goomba with googly M&M eyes.

To add the goomba booties, add a dap of frosting or royal icing to a small chocolate covered raisin and press onto the goomba.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
Booties!

A half of a box of cake mix will give you a dozen cake goombas.

Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas
This one's my favorite. He looks shy!



Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas


Chocolate Dipped Cake Goombas


Dan:

nice cupcakes!!!!!!!!! i like

Lisa:

Wow! I'm really impressed. I 'stumbled' on your page and I think you've created the best of two worlds!

Love it!

Awww these are awesome. It's a bit hard I think though it looks super easy in the pictures. Oh well, there's no harm in trying =)

Anonymous:

thanks im 10 years old and u tought me how to bake cookies for my mom in mothers day

jocelyn:

@Anon - That's very sweet of you, your mum will love them! :)

I'm so obsessed with Nintendo's Mario! I love these - I can honestly say I've never seen anything so perfect and adorable!

Anonymous:

Goombas rrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuuullllleee!

Rilriia:

These are great! With the pattern you invented, you can do all of the mushrooms as well in Mario in addition to the Goombas. Kudos!

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