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#1 tan319

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:36 PM

Just wondering about the feasibility, this is for a halloween party my daughter has been invited to.
Guess who's doing dessert for it? :biggrin:
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#2 Jason Perlow

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:40 PM

I dunno, wouldnt the torch end up melting them?
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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:42 PM

Candy Corn with chocolate chips in a brulee might be cool though. Maybe use some orange food coloring in the custard too.
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#4 mamster

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:51 PM

That would look so much like vomit brulee it wouldn't be funny, unless you were a kid, in which case it would be hilarious.
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#5 Jason Perlow

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:51 PM

That would look so much like vomit brulee it wouldn't be funny, unless you were a kid, in which case it would be hilarious.

Yes, that was my line of thinking.
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#6 chefette

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 07:20 PM

If I was one of those kids I would be thinking, why can't you keep you creamy bruley to youselves and just give us the candy.

I think that the pop rocks only works out if mixed in just before serving since they start popping away as soon as they hit moisture.

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 07:36 PM

I agree. Too wet. I wonder if they'd pop on cut marshmallows. Or is you could somehow get it to stick to popcorn.

Edited by elyse, 14 October 2003 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 09:04 PM

I would just make a regular plain creme brulee and serve it with a thick layer of pop rocks spread evenly on top instead of burning it with sugar, that way the pop rocks still pop and you still have the custard bottom. Just thinking about it is making my teeth hurt.

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 09:49 PM

What happens if you blowtorch a layer of pop rocks? Will it melt into a pop rock crust? Will the sizzle part still work?
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#10 Jason Perlow

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 09:53 PM

BTW, a pop rocks fan site:

http://www.poprockscandy.com/
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#11 Jason Perlow

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 09:58 PM

How Pop Rocks work:

http://science.howst...question114.htm
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#12 KatieLoeb

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:05 PM

Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

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It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box. Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

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#13 herbacidal

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:10 PM

that is pretty cool, katie.
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#14 KatieLoeb

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:20 PM

that is pretty cool, katie.

Thanks Herb.

Coming from you, I'll consider that high praise :cool:

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#15 elyse

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:32 AM

Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

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It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box.  Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

Don't EVER feed me. :biggrin:

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:06 AM

Actually, I had a great meal at "Les Magnolias" in Le Perreux sur Marne outside of Paris. He was compared by Patricia Wells as being similar in what he is doing now, to what Gagnaire was doing in the '80's . One of his starters had pop-rocks in it, but pop rocks in it's pure form, without flavor, just the exploding sensation. Can't remember the rest of the dish, but here's the site: Les Magnolias

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#17 bigwino

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:08 AM

I can't wait for my kids to be older so that I can make this cake for a Halloween party. Oh my, that is classic.

Thanks Katie.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:27 AM

Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

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It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box.  Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

Maybe you could put Pop Rocks in the Kitty Litter cake. When they start popping in the kids' mouths, you can say that the kitty had worms and the pop rocks are live worms that came through in the poop.

If you're going to be disgusting, why not go all out?

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:45 AM

now that is creativity!
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#20 Andy Lynes

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:56 AM

Yes you can, and I've eaten it at Le Champignon Sauvage and described the sensation in this article. However, I don't know exactly how the effect was achieved, only that the candy was incorporated in the brulee layer.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 03:29 PM

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Vomit looking creme brulee.
That's sounds like something the kids would like.
I had a suggestion to make it "booger-ish".
I like the idea of spinkling it with the 'rocks though.
Thank's for all the input.
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#22 chefette

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:57 PM

Maybe a wild mix of orange, purple, green, red jellos cut into cubes and sprinkled with pop rocks would be tasty, amusing, and palatable.

Chocolate creme brulee with candy corn garnishes

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:48 PM

Yes you can, and I've eaten it at Le Champignon Sauvage and described the sensation in this article. However, I don't know exactly how the effect was achieved, only that the candy was incorporated in the brulee layer.

Fascinating.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:08 PM

Try this recipe instead:

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

Posted Image

It's a cake that looks like a USED kitty litter box.  Brilliant execution of a truly bent idea!

Maybe you could put Pop Rocks in the Kitty Litter cake. When they start popping in the kids' mouths, you can say that the kitty had worms and the pop rocks are live worms that came through in the poop.

If you're going to be disgusting, why not go all out?

Claire is soooo smart.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:28 PM

that is pretty cool, katie.

Thanks Herb.

Coming from you, I'll consider that high praise :cool:

is that to imply that i am skimpy on the compliments?
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#26 KatieLoeb

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:42 PM

that is pretty cool, katie.

Thanks Herb.

Coming from you, I'll consider that high praise :cool:

is that to imply that i am skimpy on the compliments?

Not at all. Only that you have a highly developed and discriminating sense of what's cool. :cool:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 12:47 PM

And I thought the Harry Potter line of booger-flavored jelly beans were gross.

This has to be a new low of some sort. Definitely one of the most gleeful gross-out threads ever. :raz:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:40 PM

Yes you can, and I've eaten it at Le Champignon Sauvage and described the sensation in this article. However, I don't know exactly how the effect was achieved, only that the candy was incorporated in the brulee layer.

i knew i'd seen the idea somewhere on this site before!


edited for stupidity.


hmm...i wonder if you do a thin layer of poprocks, and then a heavier layer of sugar, and then torch that whether that will give the poprocks some shielding. they would still sort of activate from touching the creme part tho, i would think.

Edited by tryska, 20 October 2003 - 01:48 PM.


#29 Cusina

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:55 PM

Egads...

I had a teeny taste of my daughter's (she is 6) pop rocks bubblegum blizzard at dairy queen yesterday. Little did I know it had a gourmet cousin!

The blizzard was shocking pink and fizzy, scary to me, divine to her.

I made eyeball cookies one year in my post college "look I have a kitchen now" days. Balls of peanut butter no cook cookie dough dipped in white chocolate and decorated with m&m irises and red gel "veins". Nothing compared to that kitty box cake though, ugh!
What's wrong with peanut butter and mustard? What else is a guy supposed to do when we are out of jelly?

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:57 PM

hmm...i wonder if you do a thin layer of poprocks, and then a heavier layer of sugar, and then torch that whether that will give the poprocks some shielding.  they would still sort of activate from touching the creme part tho, i would think.

Maybe a sammige of brule, rocks, brule...?