Saturday, 29 December 2012

Weekend Cooking: Cake Pops Fail?

Everybody is into Cake Pops these days. And as my friend is a passionate baker I presented her with a Monster Pops baking dish for Christmas. Yesterday I invited her over to tackle the pops which we bother never did before.

Here is a picture of the Monster Pops thingy. 

We also wanted to try our luck with the 'real' pops shaped like a ball dipped in chocolate and maybe sprinkles for decoration.

But I guess the dough was too wet (maybe we added too much frosting?) as the pops, once on a stick, dipped in chocolate either fell off the sticks or broke. Disappointed I put my share in the fridge and labeled this baking experience as time consuming fail.

The outcome. Top a pop, bottom monster and pops.

Today as I opened the fridge I spied the baked goods and glaring at them shoved one in my mouth. Well, what shall I say, the taste is just fine. They may not be presentable but they are delicious!

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  1. I've often wondered about experimenting with cake pops, but thought they might be too fussy. Those photos in the book are all so perfect... there's got to be trick to it!

  2. That's what I love about cooking. Sometimes the biggest messes taste great!

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  3. I've never tried making cake pops before. I'm not a big fan of frosting, so they just sound too sweet for my taste with it mixed into the cake. At least you have an idea of what went wrong. Those monster molds are too cute not to use again!

  4. am I the only person who missed the Cake Pop bandwagon? I just heard of them.

  5. I love the look of the cake pops but I'm way too lazy to make them. And my husband is not a frosting lover, so I'm not sure they'd be a big hit here.

  6. I don't know why, but we call them Cake Balls here in Texas and they are very big.

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  7. Cake pops seem to be all the rage, I have never tried to make them though.

  8. We just got a cake pop baking thing (electric countertop gadget), but mostly because, not on a stick and unfrosted, they're donut holes. We like donut holes. We don't understand cake pops.

  9. I haven't tried cake pops yet, but I had a failure this week, too. We are visiting my FIL and my sons wanted me to make their Grandma's old recipe for marshmallow clusters. Hubby bought too small a jar of marshmallow fluff but I forged ahead with adjustments. They never did set up the way they are supposed to, so we scraped them off the wax paper into bowls and ate them with spoons! Still tasted good.


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