these LOVELY cake pops this weekend with the intention to take them into work for all to enjoy...here's how that panned out for me.So I attempted to make
Things started off well...the cake baked up beautiful..then I crumbled it all up into this bowl as directed...
I then mixed in the can of cream cheese frosting and rolled them into balls...this was not only EXTREMELY messy, but also a bit tedious. On the bright side, this part was at least successful.
I let them chill overnight since I didn't have the sticks and wasn't going to the store for them until today.
So onto the chocolate part...I melted the chocolate bark as instructed...no problems there. Yay!
I dipped one of the cake balls into the chocolate, let the excess drip off and then had no place to put it to dry so I ate it. They are SWEET...a bit too sweet actually.
Anyway, then I ran to the neighbors house for a piece of styrofoam (she has EVERYTHING in her garage).
The directions said to dip the sticks in the chocolate & then insert into the balls & let them sit a while before dipping the balls in chocolate. This did not turn out well for me. Here is a picture of them after having dipped the sticks in chocolate & then inserted into the cake balls.
The first one I dipped in chocolate WITHOUT dipping the stick (the one I ate) fared better than the ones where the sticks had been dipped. My conclusion: there was less "give" from the hardened chocolate around the sticks and so the cake pops started falling apart. Awesome!
After managing to dip a few and use a spoon to pour the chocolate over them & then placing them in the styrofoam, I decided they looked like complete crap and there was NO way I was taking these ridiculous things into the office tomorrow.
Try not to laugh too hard.
I guess it's a good thing I didn't go to Pastry School after all, probably would have flunked out...at least based on this experiment.