Oh boy, I was not jumping up and down when I heard this months International Incident Party challenge, hosted by Penny at Jeroxie.com. Yes cake pops are like the new THANG . Some people say that cake pops will sweep the nation and put cupcakes down a notch from their pedestal (I heard rumors whoopy pies where next…time will tell). Cake pops are totally frigging cute to look at and the creativity limit is sky high. So why was I not psyched?
Because I SUCK at icing and cake decoration. What I really wanted to use as a title was childish cake pops but I figured I would be accused of being to hard on myself. Nothing went right. So I used blueberry muffins instead of cake and I used regular frosting as the recipe calls for. It was really messy and the balls did not stick very well together.And the idea of that much icing IN the cake was not appetizing for me.
I did not fins lollipop sticks so first I tried straws, the cake balls were to heavy and the straw would bend. I opted for chopsticks. Then I could not find the colored candy melts so I tried melted white chocolate with food coloring. The texture was WAY too heave, I tired adding cream to get a ganache consistency but I guess white chocolate does not like cream. I would try dipping and covering the ball in the chocolate like suggested and then the chopsticks just slipped out or the cake ball fell apart. I was ready to give up.
So I went with reverse cake pops. I did the fork dipping thing and placed the chop sticks on top. I had some store bough cake icing tubes and with my horrible icing talents got 2 cake pops to look like supposed bees and 2 other cake pops with flowers, leaves and hearts. A childish garden on pollinated flowers from bees!
Gimme a really complicated cake recipe where the final presentation is in the baking I got no problem. Put icing in my hand and I am terrified. But hey I did it once…I can move on lol.
I think they’re adorable!!! But if makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. I can make complicated cakes too, but the fear sets in when it comes to icing. Anyway, you never would have known from your cute pops that you had any troubles. I’ve never made them before, but I sure would love to try. 🙂
Very cute cake pops! You are too modest! I think it is a woman from Dallas who came up with the idea and now of course it is going crazy; what is not to like? just a mouthful of cake, so the guilt is banished!
Evelyne, with your talents being quite extensive, why not have a thorn or two in your repertoire…join the club. LOL
Anyhow, If I wouldn’t have read about your mini-frustrations…I would congratulate you for putting a smile on my face with your adorable pops.
Btw, I’ve never cake pops and don’t really plan to either.
Have a nice Easter weekend celebration.
naw! I think they look cute! 🙂 I used white chocolate as well and it didn’t cover well like the dark chocolate.
That looks so good.
I think they are cute as heck personally. 🙂
Oh! These cake pops are cute, specially love how you decorated them…I think it would be perfect for Easter…have a great week Evelyne 🙂
LOL you are too funny. I think these are adorable, and I bet they taste great, too!
If I had these, I’d eat a million of these 🙂 I think you did an excellent job on the icing 🙂
I think you’re very good at icing and decoration! Your cake pops are adorable! 🙂
p.s. I did the reverse dipping thing as well, so much easier :p
I think cake pops are adorable but I don’t think I would have many patience for them myself. I’m with you on the frosting thing too. Your pops look wonderful though!
Excellent effort! I’m not a big fan of cake pops either, all that frosting kinda weirds me out. Your bees are cute! At least they look happy 🙂
Ah, cake pops! I’m pretty afraid of making them too… Sorry you had so many problems with this, but you found a very clever way to work around this! They look super cute!
I struggled with the coating too! I think these still turned out adorable and great idea with the chopsticks.
Childlike… I like this word. We should all be more childlike once in a while. nothing wrong and you had fun right?
These look so cute! So yayy on a good job! I too say, you’ve done them, next project! 🙂
Well I happen to think you did a damn good job!! Love the smilies 🙂
Also, excellent idea with the chopsticks!
Evelyn, you have the cutest bee cake pops on the planet! Truth – we were all quite terrified of the cake pop theme this month…not only for the process of making them but also for the sugar-overload involved! And using chopsticks was brilliant, I used them too. Know that you’re not alone in this terrifying (but overall FUN) experience ;-).
I agree with Mardi! You should see my failed attempt at decorating my cake pops to look like beaver faces… the thing looks deranged! I personally like your cake pops, I think they came out cute.
I agree they are a bit much on the sweetness, so I cut out a ton of sugar and half the frosting. They are good if you drench ’em in Irish cream… at least that way you feel a little better after eating ’em 😀
Fabulous Evelyne and you totally DO NOT suck at decorating. These are precious!