I tend to find recipes created by food companies largely suspect, because they so often seem engineered toward using their own products with a tasty result being somewhat secondary. So it is with these Voodough Dolls: Perhaps it’s just me, but a dessert that consists of a thin piece of cookie, a giant wad of marshmallow, and vanilla frosting is the sort of dessert that is likely to remind me that restraint is a virtue.
However, I love both the name and the idea, and it would be splendidly easy to make a much more appealing version. This is nothing but six cylinders, and there are one heck of a lot of cylindrical desserts.
In its simplest form, perhaps as part of a buffet for a child’s party, you could simply use whatever your local snack-size version of a Swiss Roll is. I think I’d also use gumdrops instead of taffy balls for the pin heads, since then you could easily make a lot of them for extra decoration.
For a larger and more adult take on the same idea, any jelly-roll type dessert would work well. In particular, a Buche de Noel version would be an extremely unique centerpiece for a holiday party. Use larger cocktail-type toothpicks for the pins, and top them with chocolate truffle or maraschino cherry pin heads.
You could also do a savory rendition, perhaps with pate or cheese logs, and use olives to top the toothpick pins. And, of course, to be really true to the name, the whole thing could be made of bread.
With the winter holidays galloping up, this is a great time to try something weirdly festive. I may bring a cinnamon-roll take on this in to the office some morning; my co-workers haven’t been giving me a sufficiently wide berth lately.
(via Creepy Cupcakes)