If your dad loves fishing, these fun bobbers on waves of blue buttercream frosting will make him smile!
A perfect Father’s Day treat!
The idea for this recipe began last year before Father’s Day. I was pondering the idea of cutting a hole in the top of a cupcake and finding (or making) an edible golf ball to set inside of it. One morning the lightbulb came on: Lindt White Chocolate Truffles! They were perfect, and as I unwrapped all that yummy chocolate I brainstormed for other ideas.
One of those ideas was another Father’s Day treat- fishing bobbers! I filed the idea away until this year came around and then gave it a go. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to dip the truffle in warm chocolate without it melting, and if it would actually look like a bobber– but I love them! My dad loved them too.
Here’s how we made these yummy treats for dad: (printable recipe)
- One boxed cake mix (plus water, oil and eggs to make according to package)
- Blue food coloring gel
- 2 sticks (one cup) of salted butter
- 2 sticks (one cup) of unsalted butter
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons of clear vanilla flavoring
- 24 Lindt white chocolate truffles
- One bag of Wilton candy melts in red
- Make cake mix according to package.
- Divide out about 1/3 of batter and color it blue
- Swirl the 2 colors together (don’t mix too much!) and scoop into 24 cupcake liners placed in a baking tin.
- Bake according to package and cool cupcakes completely
- Make frosting by placing butters, powdered sugar and vanilla into a large bowl and beating on high until light and fluffy.
- Divide frosting in half and color one half blue. Swirl together the blue and white frosting and place into a large zip-top bag, fitted with a decorating tip.
- Pipe frosting on top of cupcakes.
- To make toppers: Unwrap all Lindt truffles.
- Melt red candy melts in a bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
- Allow candy melts to cool a little before dipping.
- Use a small skewer or fork to dip each truffle into red candy melts, covering the bottom half in red. Place these on clean parchment paper to cool and harden.
- Place remaining melted red chocolate into a small zip-top bag. Clip a corner and carefully pipe a small circle of red on the top of each “bobber”, covering the hole made by the skewer used for dipping.
- Once “bobbers” are completely cooled and hardened, place them on the top of each cupcake and enjoy!!!
My thoughts: I really have the most incredible dad. He is funny (hilarious!) and smart and brave. He loves golf (last year’s cupcakes) and he loves fishing (this year’s cupcakes)~ he goes to Canada every summer to fish for GIANT Walleye and Pike and then he fries them up for us all when he gets back- and they are delicious! He does roll his eyes when I say that I like bobber fishing best….but in any case, these are for you dad! I love you!!!!!!!
Need more ideas for your Father’s Day celebration? Try some of these! (click on a photo to see the recipe)