Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cake Pop Addiction

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Ivan celebrated his 18th Birthday today! What a great young man he has become.   Pink and Aqua Blue?  Really? For a boy? Ah, he didn’t care.  He just cares about how things taste, and they certainly tasted fabulous!

I have become seriously addicted to the new fad, “The Cake Pop”.  Not just to eating them at Starbucks, at a whopping $1.90 each one, but also to creating them.  And not just to eating them and creating them, but to also displaying them in a nice kind-of-way. 

Sure, a simple cake is much easier to make, but not nearly as satisfying as a delicious Cake Pop.  The key to making Cake Pops, is having the time.  The difficulty level is low, but the time level can be quite high, especially for the super-creative person.

Ingredients Needed

-Popsicle Sticks, melting wafers, box cake, 1/2 tub of frosting and some coloring gel, Styrofoam

    - Bake the cake as directed on the box, then cool

-Scoop the cake with your hands into a mixing bowl

-Mix 1/2 tub of frosting in with hands or mixer, will be    squishy and dough like

-Roll into small balls and place on a bake sheet

-Put in freezer for approx. 1/2 hour to make the balls easier to work with

-Melt a few melting wafers, mix with color of choice

-Dip popsicle stick into chocolate, then push into Cake Pop, put back onto back sheet

-When all are done, put back into freezer for 15 mins to 1/2 hour

-Meanwhile, melt more wafers, add coloring (tip, put a 1/2 teaspoon of Crisco in with wafers, helps with smoothness)

-Dip Cake Pop into melted chocolate, tap stick on edge of bowl or twist to remove excess chocolate

-Push cake pop stick into Styrofoam to harden

Give it a try. The first few will be trying, but it gets easier once a few “trial and errors” get out of the way. It does take some extra time, but the satisfaction of being creative feels so great!

 

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