Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cake Pops

For some reason it hit me today that this month is flying lightening speed.  In fact the first quarter of the year is almost over.  Where has the time gone?  Maybe it has something to do with the theory that time flies when you're having fun :)  I hear people say that as you get older times goes by faster.  I like my the fun theory much better than the one pointing out that I'm getting older.  Speaking of getting older this last weekend my dad celebrated another birthday.  In prepping for the big party I volunteered for cake detail.  I planned on making my "green cake" again and have to say it turned out just as great as the first one.  But I also decided to try out my hand at making cake pops.  I have seen lots of websites and blogs with ways to make cake pops....but I was lucky enough that at Christmas my parents gave me a cake pop pan.

It's really pretty simple.  Mix the cake batter, fill the pan, toss in oven, bake, remove and decorate. 

I used white cake batter with
green food color

The cake pan comes with a top and bottom.  You fill the bottom so that each hole is filled with batter to the level of the pan.  Put the top on and clip together with two silicone clips that come with the pan.  The top has tiny holes in the top so that extra batter can escape and not cause the pops to deformed.  I followed the directions for baking that come with the pan, 25 minutes maybe, then removed from oven to cool.  My cake pan came with pop "sticks" but if you don't have any I know that Michael's sells them.  I melted white icing in the microwave and again followed the pan's instructions.  I dipped the handle in the icing and then stuck it into the individual cake pops.  Once on the stick I removed the pops from the pan and dipped the pops into the melted icing.  Then I sprinkled them with sprinkles I already had at the house. 

When they came out of the oven the top
looked like this

After some icing and sprinkles (sorry it's blurry) and please excuse
my cluttered counter

Hello Mr. Cake Pop

Now here is the kicker....I made these the night before and had them all packaged up to go.  But the next morning in our rush to get out of the door......we forgot them at home!  And we didn't realize it until we were already at my sister's house :(   The good news is that we at least still had the cake and we were able to chow down on that.

And since we didn't want the cake pops to go to waste we have been eating them up this week.  Just the right amount of something sweet to tame the sugar craving after dinner. 

She LOVES them.  In fact it's one of
the few things she requests
to eat
 So yea that is the first of my experiences with making cake pops.  Nothing fancy and not nearly as creative as some other pops I've seen but we liked them all the same.  My only hope now is to find out how to make brownie pops!

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