While my dad and I were at the Flobots.org Bowling Ball on Saturday night, my mom stayed home to watch my brother’s puppy, Drake. She stumbled across Bakerella, who recently wrote a book about her famous cake pops.
My mom decided that we would attempt to make our own on Sunday, they looked so yummy and easy to make! The directions seemed simple enough; first you have to bake a cake. Then crumble it up and mix it with frosting (the get your hands dirty part):
After that you have to make them into small balls, which is a lot harder than it sounds. We also made ours WAY too big at first. Under the size of a golf ball seemed best:
While the cake balls were in the freezer (the longer the better, but not to the point of freezing) we microwaved the Wilton melting candy:
The first batch of candy melt seemed too thick, so we experimented with adding butter and other ingredients to the mix. Clearly it did not go too well:
Luckily the second experiment went much better. Vegetable oil (about 4 tablespoons) seemed to do the trick and gave the candy a good consistency. The first cake ball turned out great!
But there were many others that we were forced to eat as they were not up to our standards:
The finished result:
The cake pops look and taste great, but both my mom and I decided that we were not sure we would ever make them again. It was a little hard and frustrating when the pops did not turn out, and the instructions we were going off of were not very complete. We were happy we made them, but who knows when the next time we attempt making Cake Pops again.