Lady Fingers




Introduction: Lady Fingers

What you need:

1 box of cake mix (yellow, whitw, or red velvet)
1 container of red food color ( about 1/2 oz.)
1 can of frosting

pretzel sticks
candy coating (white and skin colored)

marcona almonds


Follow the directions on the box (with the the addition of the food coloring).
Melt only the white candy coating , and dip the pretzel sticks half-way, and chill to firm
Once thecake cooled completely, break apart into a fine crumb (think bread crumbs)
Add the frosting to the crumbs and mix to fully combine, then chill to firm
Take a rounded tablespoon of the cake to form the "flesh" around the dipped pretzel "bone", then chill to firm.
Re-melt the white coating and just enough of the colored coating to get the desired tone (I used just a little pink)
Dip the shaped cake to form the "skin", chill to firm.
To adhere the marcona almond (for fingernails), drop a tiny amount of the coating to the back of the almond and attach to the tip of the "finger". chill for 5 minutes to set the alond in place
At this point, the "finger" are ready. For a llitle detail, I used a little royal icing to act as nail polish.

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