Now that we live in Texas, my husband still manages to get his 'seafood fix'. My friend Kim hosts an a Crawfish Boil each spring. And I am happy to attend, knowing that there will be plenty of 'non-fishy' sides for me to enjoy. All the guests bring a dish to share and there is always a big spread of dips, appetizers, chips, and other munchies. So I decided to make a dessert. I have had this "Crawfish Cakes" photo made by Living Locurto pinned on my Pinterest board for over year. And this party was the perfect excuse to finally make them!!!
-Red Velvet Cake Mix (use 3 eggs so your cake will be dense and easy to cut.)
-Icing (I added red food coloring to my icing, or you can buy it already colored.)
-Wilton Candy Eyes
-Icing bag with tip
-Sprinkles or large granulated sugar
1. Using a box mix, I baked a big red velvet sheet cake. Then after letting it cool (it has to cool completely!) I flipped the cake onto a cutting board.
2. Using a serrated bread knife, I sliced the cake into small rectangles, approximately 2 inches wide and 3.5 inches long. Then I rounded the corners of each little rectangle.
3. With kitchen scissors, cut each twizzler in half and snip the ends to make a 'claw'.
4. Cut open each little cake like a sandwich. I piped icing on the inside of each cake, laid two twizzler claws on top of the icing, added more icing on top of the twizzlers and then closed the cake sandwich.
5. Finally I piped icing on the top, added large granulated sugar and two eyes.
I did have extra cake left, so I cut those into cubes and added a little icing and sugar. These made cute bite sized cakes.
The party was a blast and the Crawfish Cakes were a hit. I can say for sure these Crawfish Cakes are the ONLY kind of crawfish I will ever eat!
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