I swore I would never make these. Although I think they are super cute, especially if you see the way Bakerella
does it. I went back on my promise to myself and did in fact make them. I have shared with you my week last week...end of year stuff, party after party, baked until I could bake no more. I thought I was done and then I realized I needed something for a bunch of 4 year olds; Levi's party, the "Ducky" class. They had requested cupcakes. At this point I was really, really tired, totally burnt out and in my mind, done. At some odd moment in time I got a burst of energy and decided to do something a little different...thus - Cake Pops.
Before I started I did a little research. I read several posts on Bakerella, searched Tastespotting
to see how other blogger/bakers (found a good how to on These Peas are Hallow
) had done it and lastly, checked out Angie Dudley's how to video on Martha Stewart
. Watching the video helped. Regardless, I over mixed my batter resulting in a very wet batter. These were for 4 year olds, after all. They were not going to notice. After shaping the dough into balls, I stuck them in the freezer, overnight. All worked out in the end. Everyone loved them and kept telling me "how delicious" they were! I thought they tasted like cake batter on a stick. But then again, I am not FOUR
I am not going to post the directions only because, her website tells you exactly how to do it. I changed one thing, which in hindsight I wouldn't do again; I made my own butter cream frosting to mix in. Follow hers directly. The idea of using a box mix made me a little uneasy. I had to keep reminding myself who I was baking these for!
P.S. I made a batch for Eli's 6th grade picnic. They all went crazy over them as well and also said they were "delicious". Heck, what do I know??
Labels: cake pop, cupcake, red velvetboxmi