Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Cake Pops

"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world." SUSAN LIEBERMAN

This weekend I spent the weekend bonding with my mother, sister and young daughter by making cake pops. Cake pops seem to be the latest craze in the baking world. My mom caught the wave of the craze and bought the cake pop machine which is supposed to create perfectly round balls to stick on a stick and create a cake pop. So we got all the ingredients including chocolate to melt and valentine sprinkles to decorate.  

The balls seemed to come out a bit deflated on one side so we decided to insert the stick on that side so the deflation would not be as noticeable. So far not to bad. Well then we got the fondue pot out and melted down Hershey's milk chocolate chips which felt like it took forever to melt down. Next, we ATTEMPTED to dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate. This did not work the way we expected. The cake balls came off the sticks and the chocolate was not liquidy so the chocolate would stick to one side off the ball. So we tried our best by taking a knife or spoon and spreading the chocolate around the cake pop. Then came the sprinkles which was the best part because we could be creative as we wanted. Overall, it was a fun time and a great bonding experience for 3 generations of my family.  So here are our results:


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