If you are new here and would like to know the question - it's in the previous post!
Not content with splurging on baked goods - that I didn't even participate in. ( Again, see previous post). I went and blew the week's shopping budget in the Housewifery Porn Emporium that is otherwise known as Lakeland ( Plastics) . Sure , I do know in a bid to become more upmarket ,they dropped the 'Plastics'; but that's what they are known as in this house and always will be!
I came away with a HUGE bagful of goodies. I bought things like extra dividers for my 12" by 12" cake pan. I bought some bargain cake cases. I also bought some new bakeware that was on offer. A lot of mine are over 20 years old and frankly need replacing!
But this caught my eye...
Eagerly I set off to try it. What a DISASTER!! Well not totally.....but see for yourselves!
|1. I decided to halve the recipe for the first |
go as this quantity makes 24.
In hindsight - GREAT IDEA!!
|2. So far, all was going to plan. |
I poured the mixture into a jug thinking it would be easier to control.
WRONG! The neater ones at the top were filled by teaspoon -
JUST LIKE IT INSTRUCTED!
It tasted YUMMEH too!
|4. Leave to cool in the tin for five minutes and then without burning your skin |
off carefully prize apart the two halves.
As you can see, the disaster starts unfolding before your eyes!
Next you have to get them out!
s l o w l y turned and twisted the sticks to get an even coating. I added as many sprinkles as I could. I emergency texted my close supportive friend - who just LAUGHED at my angst!
Me - What a ducking mess I'm making with these sodding cake pops.
CSF - Ha ha ha .. I can imagine. It seemed like such a good idea at the time!
Me - The sticks don't hold the weight. There's melted chocolate everywhere. I've sprinkles stuck to my eyebrows. So I've 'glued' the sticks in with chocolate and I've WALKED AWAY!! %^&*&^%% Balls!
CSF- I am crying here LOLOLOLOLO you do make me giggle. You should tweet all that. It's hysterical! Balls to Cake Pops I say!
So I declined her kind suggestion, choosing to blog it instead! Cheers CSF - you know who you are!
Please don't laugh when you see my deformed balls. They taste absolutely DIVINE! That's all that matters. Right?!
I hope you scrolled back up to note the similarities between mine and the illustrated recipe card!
Lessons I have learned.
1. Cake pops are ROCK HARD to decorate.
2. Grease the tin A LOT MORE
3. Bake for slightly LESS time than I did at a slightly lower temperature.
4. Hire a professional to come an decorate them.
Have you ever made these? Have you any *coughs* 'success' stories you'd like to share?