3 Reasons why I absolutely must see 127 Hours:
1. James Franco. I wanted to punch him in Spider-Man. Became an insta-hardcore-fan after Pineapple Express. The monkey's out of the bottle now!
2. The true story behind it is fascinating.
3. I encountered a similar fate when I was 7 years old. I locked myself in the trunk of a rental car and would have died from suffocation or melodrama had my dad not heard me screaming my ass off. I can relate to this movie.
In honor of this Oscar-nominated film, I present to you...
127 Hours Cake Boulders
If you're not hip to the current cake pop phenomenon, clearly you've been living under a rock. (Ha?) No worries, they're crazy easy to make.
Here's what you'll need:
a baked cake (from a boxed mix is fine)
frosting (canned is also fine)
candy melts or dipping chocolate
I had some leftover stout cupcakes that I was willing to sacrifice for the sake of this post.
Crumble up the cake into a bowl.
Mix in a spoonful of frosting at a time until the cake holds its shape when squished.
Roughly form 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. You don't want them too round - these are supposed to be boulders. Stick the baking into the freezer to firm up while you melt the candy melts or chocolate.
Dip the boulders into the melted candy melts or chocolate and transfer to a lined cookie sheet to firm up.
Drop boulder onto arm.
Can you imagine being trapped for five days under a giant boulder made of chocolate cake?
Worth severing your own arm over.
Happy Oscars weekend. Fingers crossed for Christian Bale.Tweet