Summer Inspired Ultimate Pimms Cake Pop / Truffles


Pimms Cake Pops / Truffles

Pimms Cake Pops / Truffles

Because summer has now gone and in the UK we are destined for dreary weather pretty much all year round I crave the feeling of summer. Summer time traditionally brings it with it Pimms and weddings. The two combined set the scene for a marriage made in heaven. There is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold glass of pimms after watching nuptials out on a sunny lawn with sweet scent of freshly cut grass in the air. The chance to relax, chat with old friends and sip the summery nectar. Imagine the elegant silver platter being offered to guests piled high with white chocolate encased strawberry and vanilla cream cake pop / truffles with a hint of sunshine pimms, lushious strawberries and white chocolate – simply divine!

Even if you choose not to have a summer wedding these tiny balls of chocolate and strawberry pimms heaven would be a classy petit four where the sweetness would balance perfectly with champagne.

I want to take a step back into summer – so I am going to turn up the heating and will be baking these and then pulling on a posh frock and pouring a glass of bubbly before devouring them. Roll on the weekend.

The Taste Test – moist and packed full of summer flavours – like eating a strawberry milkshake with a hint of sunny pimms.

Ingredients:

1 x vanilla cake

1 x pimms buttercream

White chocolate cake covering or white belgian couverture cake covering drops ( if wanting to really impress)

Instructions for the Cake

1. Bake a basic vanilla cake / victoria sponge and leave to cool
Making Strawberry Pimms Buttercream
You could use a ready made strawberry sauce or make your own from scratch to add to the basic buttercream recipe.
Strawberry Sauce
250g Strawberries
1 tbsp vanilla sugar or sugar
Summery Stawberries

Summery strawberries

1. Cut the strawberries into quarters and place in small saucepan
2. Add 1 tbsp of sugar – I used my own homemade vanilla sugar but normal sugar will work just fine
3. Cook on a medium heat , stirring the mixture for approx 5 mins so that the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries have softened
Cooking Strawberry Sauce

Cooking Strawberry Sauce

4. Remove the strawberries from the heat and mash the strawberries with a masher
5. Return to the heat for 2 – 3 minutes
6. Strain the strawberries through a fine sieve into a bowl so that you can capture of all of the strawberry goodness. You can keep the pulp if you wish to add real strawberry pieces to the cake pop/ truffle mixture later.
7. Leave to cool.
Making Strawberry Pimms Buttercream
1 quantity of basic buttercream
2-3 tbsp of strawberry sauce (to taste)
2-3 tbsp of of pimms (to taste)
Beat together well
1. Add this mixture to the cake crumbs to create cake pops / truffles – see how here
2. Dip in chocolate!
Pimms Cake Pops / Truffles

Pimms Cake Pops / Truffles

Ready to Roll your cake balls / truffles? See the guide here
Idea: you could do half the balls in white chocolate and th eother in milk choclate – perfect for those situations when you can not decide which to dip it in!
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10 thoughts on “Summer Inspired Ultimate Pimms Cake Pop / Truffles

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  3. Oh my… these are fabulous! I have to ask my sister to bring over some Pimms and start baking with booze : ) I have been thinking about making red velvet cakepops/truffles or something strawberry flavoured on the inside and white chocolate on the outside. This could just give it a little extra.

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