OK...I'm not a baker, not a chef, not any kind of foodie AT ALL. When Andrea mentioned cake pops...I was like...what? Googled 'em, and they looked fun...fairly easy...and I became obsessed...so I had to try them.
Fwiw, I hoped back and forth between Pioneer Woman's directions...and Bakerella's. Being that both of these posts were done in 2008...yes, I am WAY behind the curve on this one;P
So...I bought the cake, crumbled it up...and added about 3/4 of a container of frosting...(which I'm gonna go munch on right now since the rest is in the fridge...yum:P)
My thought here was to have this be a dry run of an Easter project for kiddos. Last year, we colored about two dozen eggs, most ended up being pitched since no one in the house eats hard boiled eggs but me. Let's face it...it's a tall order for me to eat 2 dozen hard boiled eggs:/
So, I put the sticks (note...I used Popsicle sticks instead of lollipop sticks) in my cakey eggs, dipped them in the melted white chocolate...and turned them until they were fairly dry and then, I sprinkled different bits of candy confections on them so they were festive and Eastery. ("Eastery"...is that a word???)
I'm wound a bit tight, so I took PW's suggestion of adding just a touch of vegetable shortening (Crisco, made the mix less thick and it made dipping easier)...next time around...I think I might just make 'em messy and stick 'em on the wax paper instead of drying in the Styrofoam.
Now at first bite...I didn't like 'em:O Here's the mistake I made...(maybe Bakerella or PW said this, but I missed it)...let them thaw out after you dip them. I bit right into one when I finished...and it was still kind of a frozen mush...not so yummy:/
Was it easy...yes.
Was it messy...kinda.
Was it worth it...yes.
Will I make 'em again...ABSOLUTELY!