Winter White Party Spoons

Hello, hello! I truly hope that you had an incredible holiday, and that you’re ready for the New Year. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be one crazy year. Don’t you?

On a side-note, I should tell you that I was kind of heartbroken that I had to skip the last post I had planned to share. For weeks I’d been planning a super-festive winter layer cake, and hoped to post it early last week. It took me a few days (yep, it was one of those) by the time I created all of the components, and then the craziest thing happened: as I frosted it on the cake pedestal, it somehow slipped away from me, cake pedestal and all, and BANG! landed in the kitchen sink. The one time I decide to frost it with nothing gripping it underneath — whoops. I’m no stranger to cake 911′s (trust me), but this one simply couldn’t be rescued. (You can see an Instagram of the tragedy here.) I’ll likely dial-down on the Christmas-ness of it and make it again to post soon.

So since it’s already New Year’s Eve, I thought I would share a sweet and simple treat that can literally be made in minutes. You might remember the Sprinkled Chocolate Party Spoons I made awhile back? They remain one of my favourite last-minute confections, and these are simply a super-wintery monochromatic version. Add a few touches of gold to the mix and they become fancy enough for New Year’s Eve, which is kind of nutty considering how simple they are to make.

You simply melt down some premium white chocolate, carefully drop a spoonful into each plastic spoon then sprinkle with any edible white, pearl, ivory or gold adornment you can find. They’re so easy that I almost feel kind of silly posting them, but if you’re like me sometimes last-minute ideas save the day. Oh, and I should tell you that if you add non-toxic glitter or other gilded touches, the spoons look even more twinkly and magical under indoor lighting than these photos appear — they sparkle like mad. You can serve them at parties (and yes, sitting at home in your new pajamas watching tv does count as a party, or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself for the past 5 years) at midnight with champagne for a sweet way to bring in the new year, or simply have them peppered around the room tempting guests with a wintery nibble throughout the night.

I’ll be back in just a few days (no more blogging vacations for this girl for awhile) with a special confection that I can’t wait to share.

Happy New Year, friends. If you only knew how much I love having you in my world. ♥

Winter White Chocolate Party Spoons

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (180 g) quality white chocolate, chopped
  • white or pearl sprinkles, white jelly beans, gold dragees, gold disco dust, any other small confection of choice
  • You will Also Need:
  • 24 white plastic spoons
  • cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • some spatulas (or a book) for resting party spoons while filling

Instructions

  1. Place your plastic spoons on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, resting the spoon handles on a rubber spatula or book, to level them out while filling.
  2. Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave (or in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove), by warming for 20 second intervals and stirring in between. When the chocolate is almost (80%) completely melted, remove from the microwave and keep stirring until the last few pieces are completely melted and the chocolate is smooth.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate into your plastic spoons, about 80% full (the sprinkles and candies will fill the rest)--any more than that, and they will likely overflow (trust me, it happened to me).
  4. Add your sprinkles, candies and more. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set.
  5. Party Spoons can be stored covered at room temperature, just as you would store solid chocolate.
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Sweetapolita’s Notes:

  • I used plain white plastic spoons — it’s almost shameful that something so lack-luster could be used for a fancy confection!
  • For the spoons in the photos, I used pearlized jimmies, white sanding sugar, gold dragees and 24 karat disco dust.
  • For a cakelet-friendly experience, have kids do the sprinkling!

Good luck & enjoy!

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  1. says

    Happy New Year, Rosie! This is the second year you’ve been in my “baking life”, and I truly hope you stay forever. Every post makes me feel so creative and always brings me a smile no matter how bad my day is being. So, I hope 2013 will be full of happiness, smiles, sprinkles, pink buttercream and (tons of) cakes for you and your family. :)
    These spoons are such a good idea that I’m totally making them for tonight’s party.
    xo
    P.S. I’m so sorry for the cake disaster, I really wanted to see the final result.

  2. Mary Sanavia says

    I´m so sorry for your accident Rosie! I had one of my own on the 28, and my poor chocolate cake was completely destroyed….ooooops.

    I hope you have a very Happy 2013 and I can´t wait to see your new creations :D

  3. Roshini says

    So cute. I’m definitely going to make them today. But i have to do without disco dust (I can’t buy it here) & Oh Sorry to hear about the tragedy. I peaked into instagram – it still looked yummy ;)

    Merry Christmas & a Happy New year. I’m sure you will fill in this new year with loads of innovative sweets with your special personal touch that we so LOVE!

  4. Liz says

    Oh no! You poor thing! You worked on it for days and probably looked forward to posting it! Anyways, I was going to make your Fluffy vanilla cake with Whipped vanilla bean frosting for someones bday, but i was going to ask if the Reverse Creaming Method could be done by a hand mixer?.

  5. says

    Happy New Year! {the only New Year’s resolution I’ve made is to start commenting on the blogs I love and read all the time, so here I go}
    Sorry to hear about your disaster, I’ve had a fair few of my own so I feel your pain! :( Looking forward to more of your gorgeous recipes, beautiful photos of the gorgeous recipes, and photos of the cute cakelets over the next year. x

  6. says

    Oh my, now these look and sound absolutely delightful, and I love how easy they are to make, and yet they make such a statement! It’s the perfect touch for a last minute party!

    Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what it has in store for you, and I can’t wait to see (and try) all the fabulous new recipes!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  7. Preety Kaur says

    Hi Rosie, you are such an insperation for my to set up my own blog but I don’t know how to take such fantastic pictures as yours. I have myself a pretty good camerea but the lighting and composition etc is so perfect in your photo’s. I was wondering if maybe you could do a blog with a few tips on photography.
    By the way I absolutely love you for doing your measurements in grams. Thank you! (: xxx

  8. Kerri Valenzuela says

    I love these for extra party sweets “fillers.” Sorry about your cake :(. I have a silly quesiton though, how do you eat hardened chocolate off plastic spoons? I’m guess it must come off easy enough but just had to ask.

  9. Jackie Piert says

    Oh so sorry about the cake…I know it’s bit past time, but if it makes you feel any better that’s what my cakes look like normally!!! I don’t bake cakes, I figure I don’t want to put bakeries out of business…see so I am doing a good thing! So anywhoooo, part of reason I am dropping you this little note is…what all can you do with these things??? Now that I see them in white, I am definitely making some for a bridal shower..but it’s in summertime…so I need some excuses haha!!! Obviously there will be coffee…but I wasn’t planning hot chocolate. I guess they could just always take them home and just be for looks…but any ideas on how to use them would be greatly appreciated!! BTW, just found your place today, I like it!! I am sending my BFF the link..she is the cake baker! But I cook/bake everything else..so I am loving what you have!

    Have a great evening!
    Jackie P
    Oh and if you ever are in need of a BFF who would be willing to taste things for you…well I guess I could do it..I mean someone has to right??? hehe

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