My dear hubby gave me Bakerella’s Cake Pops book for Christmas, so today my daughter and I set out to make some cupcake pops. The cake had already been baked, combined with some frosting, rolled into balls and chilled in the fridge overnight.
This is what we were shooting for:
Well, this is what we ended up with:
Hmmmm. Similar? Barely.
Maybe we had the wrong size cookie cutter for the bottom or perhaps the candy melts were not the right consistency. So, we melted some green candy melts and tried to do one of these:
Looks simple enough. Make a cone shape, dip it into the green melted candy, give it a little texture with a toothpick and add a star and some sprinkley things for ornaments (they look like teeny tiny Hershey’s Kisses). We thinned the candy down a little more this time, too.
Well, this is what happened:
I think we are going to need a lot more practice. I also think that the cake mix was too moist, but all of them except the store brands say “Moist”or “Super Moist” on the package. I will try a store brand mix and see what happens. The cake mix I used was a Super Moist Milk Chocolate and we didn’t really care for the taste of it anyway.
This was a fun first experiment and we, as usual, dissolved into a couple of hysterical laughing fits. But that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Having fun! We are very good at that!
After the first two semi-failures, we just dipped the rest of the cake balls like they were – round-ish. Here is the whole gang, in all it’s glory:
It was fun, and we won’t give up. Never give up, never surrender! We will not be outdone by cake mix and candy melts. We’re stronger than that!