I have often looked at Bakerella’s blog, and her amazing cakepops. She makes them look very easy, and her creations are absolute works of art. I wanted to have a go, I knew I couldn’t create these beauties
but I thought I should be able to manage some plain ones like this.
Well, I am definitely no Bakerella. When you read baking blogs, they manage to make everything look easy and beautiful. Instead, I will reveal the truth.
First you have to mix cake crumbs with frosting, and make them into balls. Molly and I thought this had gone well, but my balls were a lot bigger than hers. It turns out small balls are better.
You put them in the fridge to set, and then you dip them into melted chocolate.
Supposedly, the chocolate will be thin and runny and you will just neatly dip the cake pop into the chocolate and neatly tap it onto the side.
Or in the real world, the first batch of chocolate will completely sieze up.
Then, you will attempt to dip and the chocolate ball will fall off the stick.
Eventually we found a technique where we spooned the chocolate on rather than dipping, and this worked ok, ish.
(not my cakepops)
My drizzling was less effective.
On these baking blogs, the photos are all amazing, arty shots. I don’t know how they accomplish this whilst upto their armpits in icing? My few photos were taking quickly on my iphone in between melting chocolate and dropping cake.
I tried for a few more arty shots this morning though, once the mess had cleared.