Spaghetti & Meatballs like you've never tasted it before! I just made this for our small group Bible study tonight. Gotta run or we'll be late! I'll post the recipe for this deceiving dessert ( yup! DESSERT!) when I get home. For now, can you guess what this really is?
Okay, I'm back! This is actually a concoction of cupcakes, frosting, strawberry preserves and chocolate hazelnut truffles! The idea came from my Hello, Cupcake! book. Although I've had the book for almost a year now, this is only the second time I've used a recipe from it! I've got to start using it more!
When I found out that our small group bible study was going to be meeting on April Fools Day, I knew I had to make one of the cupcake treats from this book. This spaghetti one was perfect because it's actually very easy!
Just bake some cupcakes (to save time I used a vanilla box mix). Then, frost the cupcakes with a thin layer. You don't even have to frost them nicely since they'll be covered up. Place on platter. Use a pasta bowl if you can, for an authentic look.
Tint the rest of frosting with cocoa powder and yellow food coloring. Using a ziplock bag, pipe the frosting in spaghetti squigglies to your heart's desire! Pile it up!
In a small bowl, mix up the truffles with the strawberry preserves. Dump some of the preserves onto the "spaghetti." Place the "meatballs" one by one on top of the "sauce". Grate some white chocolate over the meatballs (for a Parmesan cheese look). That's it!
When piping the frosting into the spaghetti shapes, use a freezer ziplock bag and not a regular ziplock bag because the regular ziplock bag is wimpy and will break... allowing a blog of frosting to almost ruin your creation (yes, this happened to me...luckily I was to fix it):
I think it turned out great! The small group loved it and thought it was a great April Fools treat. Did you fool anyone today?