The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones: Jace’s Faerie Plum Truffles

by Jennifer on August 23, 2013

in Book Themed Desserts, Cake Pops, Movie Themed Desserts

The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones: Jace's Faerie Plum Truffles “One minute you’re munching faerie plum, the next minute you’re running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head.” -Jace

In the world of Cassandra Clare, be wary of the faerie food. It makes you act a fool. 

I would imagine that they would have this kind of PSA:


This is your brain.


This is your brain on faerie plums.

Any questions?

So, perhaps these aren’t boozy or hallucinogenic, but they are darn tasty and fun to make! They aren’t plum flavored either, but I would guess that with faerie food, all bets are off! I wouldn’t mind a plum that tasted like a cake pop myself.

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The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones: Jace’s Faerie Plum Truffles
  • 1 box of funfetti cake mix (plus ingredients to bake, such as eggs, water, and oil)
  • ½ cup white frosting
  • purple food coloring
  • light brown food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • lavender candy melts
  • fondant for stems and leaves
  1. Prepare funfetti cake mix according to directions. Before pouring into pans, add purple food coloring until desired shade is achieved.
  2. Bake cake and let cool completely.
  3. Crumble cake in a large bowl until fine crumbs form. Add ½ cup white frosting and mix with hands until it all comes together.
  4. Mold plum shapes with your hand. I started with a round ball of dough, added an indent in the top, and then a crease down one of the sides. Once all are shaped, place in fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Dye a small amount of fondant green and light brown. Create small stems with the brown fondant and small leaves with the green fondant. I just shaped them with my hands.
  6. Melt candy melts according to directions. The mixture should be smooth and shiny. Dip cake balls into melts with a fork, lightly tapping fork against the side of the bowl to release excess coating. Place on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Immediately add stem and leaf (while coating is still wet). Allow to harden.


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1 Carrie's Creations August 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

these are so cute! i love that you did the inside the same color, it really makes it more plum-y!


2 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Thank you, Carrie! :)


3 The Bearfoot Baker August 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

YES!! Plums that taste like cake pops sound great! They are so cute!!!


4 Jennifer August 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thanks, Lisa! I thought they came out pretty cute :)


5 Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour August 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Too funny… I wouldn’t mind a plum that tasted like a cake pop either!


6 Jennifer August 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Truth, Meghan! :)


7 cquek August 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

i must try that, i love the colour


8 Jennifer August 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thank you! :)


9 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Aww…I love this post, Jennifer! Faerie Plum Truffles…I need these fantastical sweet bites in my life! Love the color and especially how you decorated them. LOVE! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend! xo


10 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thanks so much, Stacy! :)


11 Mike @ Semi Sweet August 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

These are great! Such a nice shade of purple too! I need to pay more attention, because I never knew they sold lavender colored candy melts. Are you planning to see the movie this weekend?


12 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I got lucky with the lavender color! I thought I would have better luck finding purple candy melts around Halloween (like the dark purple ones), but I found the light purple ones as my local Michaels :) Hubby and I saw the movie on Friday and…we kind of laughed after the movie because it was a wee bit cheesy. I feel bad saying it because I truly loved the books! But, they tried to cram so much information and action into the first movie that I think it got a bit muddled and convoluted. I think it would be very hard to follow if you weren’t familiar with the books!


13 hani/hanielas August 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

These are stinking cute, what adorable treat!
Have a great weekend Jennifer.xo


14 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Thanks, Hani! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, my friend :)


15 Paula August 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Simply and perfectly gorgeous!


16 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thank you, Paula! :)


17 Zainab @ Blahnik Baker August 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

These are way too cute!!! I’ve actually never tasted plums and was going to experiment with them this weekend so we will see if I like them lol!!


18 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I like plums – I think the tart skin is a little off-putting to some, but I like it! :) Hope you’re experimenting was successful!


19 The Partiologist August 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

Jennifer – these are great – Love that they are purple through and through!


20 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Thank you, Kim! Definitely not as picture perfect as your treats, but I loved them nonetheless! :)


21 susie August 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

these are so pretty…I love this color. I am sort of relieved they don’t taste like plums! Yet another show I will have to poke around looking for….


22 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Yeah – I guess that could be kinda weird ;)


23 Carrie Wheeler August 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Jennifer Im wondering about the techinque yiu use in rolling your cake balls? I have made them a couple of times but have not been real happy with the play dough like texture. Yours look more cakey (New word)


24 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Hi Carrie! One trick that helps me is adding the right amount of frosting! I find that 1/2 cup frosting to one standard box cake is perfect for me! Also, make sure that the cake is completely cooled before crumbling (which is even hard for me to do!).


25 Monet August 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

These are just adorable! They would be perfect for my niece’s birthday. I can’t wait to show my sister. Thank you for sharing! I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog tomorrow for one of Ryan’s necklaces, and I’d love for you to stop by! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


26 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Thanks so much, Monet! I’ll definitely check out the giveaway :)


27 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Loooool, that second picture is my brain after work every day. I think my brain cells would have better luck thriving if I actually did hardcore drugs, lol. But instead I’ll take faerie plums. These are so pretty!


28 Sue {munchkin munchies} August 27, 2013 at 4:18 am

Your plum truffles are so pretty, and cute too! I’d love to try one:)


29 Jennifer August 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

Thank you!


30 Laura Dembowski August 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

These are so cute! The purple color is making me want to dive in and take a bite. Everything purple has to be awesome, right ?


31 Jennifer August 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Oh yes, indeed!


32 Asmita August 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

These are super cute! Have to try these soon . My little one will love them.


33 Jennifer August 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

Thank you!


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