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Friday, 24 June 2011

Cake Pops

I find myself on a break from Jewellery and indulging in my other passion CAKE! I recently made a novelty cake and found myself wondering what I could do with all the wasted sponge without instantly eating it with my Coffee! What to do with all this waste?

Lovely Sprinkles!
First - put it in the freezer until I'm ready to use it! Someone suggested Cake Pops. I must say that to me Cake Pops seemed like the equivalent of reformed Ham and I'm a Vegetarian! Not really what I'd like to eat but it's for the Kids!

I purchased the Queen of Cake Pop Bakerella's Book, conveniently titled "Cake Pops". There are some great ideas in there but it's an American book with ingredients which don't easily translate. Everything is made with American ready box mixes and Sweets and so on....Thought I'd have a go anyway and blindly continued.

Well here's what I learned from my first attempt:

1. Make sure you Crumb your cake very finely

2. The mixture must be moist and not too dry

3. Your Chocolate Coating must be nice and runny

I used Wilton's Candy Melts

4. Make sure the Cake Balls aren't too big

Uncoated Cake Pops with Sticks inserted

5. don't remove cake balls from fridge too soon

Cake Pops in my Homemade Holder

6. don't ignore all the above as it may lead to your cake Pop falling apart!!

Friday Treat for the kids when they get home

I started with 10 cake balls and by the end had 6 complete Cake Pops - only 4 casulaties! I'm not in too much of a hurry to make them again!