Step 1: Ingredients
1/4 - 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
30-38 ounces melted white confectionery coating/candy melts*
black candy coloring (if you want your brains to be grey)
cherry jelly, jam, preserves, or dessert sauce (3/4 teaspoon per brain)
red food coloring (if you want to intensify the color or the cherry sauce)
*If you don't have experience working with or melting white confectionery coating or candy melts, read my detailed Chocolate Making Tips page for instructions, here. This tutorial has lots of trouble shooting tips.
Step 2: Special Supplies Needed
You will need at least one, but I recommend several Fred and Friends Brain Freeze Molds.
Step 3: Making Your Cake Balls
By using a stand mixer your cake balls will have a smooth truffle like consistency. If you do this by hand, you will probably want to mix it with your actual hands to get it smooth.
Step 4: Create a Candy Shell in Your Silicone Brain Molds
Spoon some melted white candy coating into one of the brain mold cavities. Use a spoon or a pastry brush to paint the coating in a thin layer all around the inside of the mold. Be sure you can't see any pink (the color of the mold) through the white. Paint all four brain cavities in your mold.
If your candy coating is really thin and it just pools in the bottom of the mold and you can't create a thick enough shell up around the edges of the mold, then you will have to create two layers. Add the first layer, then freeze for 3-5 minutes, then remove from freezer, allow to sit for 5 minutes, then paint the second layer.
Step 5: Clean the Excess Candy Coating Off the Edge of Your Brain Molds
Step 6: Add the Cherry Jam (oozing Blood) and Cake Ball to Your Brains
Step 7: Finish and Pop Out Your Brains.
Step 8: How to Properly Store Your Brains.
When the guests at my party bite into these cake ball brains, the cherry filling will ooze out and be quite a surprise. I can't wait to see how everyone reacts. Let me know how your party guests enjoy eating brains!