Saturday, March 17, 2012

The less successful cake pops...

Posted by - Hannah

Well I have to admit I tried this months challenge and it didn't go so well! I waited especially untill I went home from Uni for the weekend so I could use all of mums food dye and sprinkles and things. I've given up chocolate for lent so I planned to use icing instead. My brother decided to join in (He's better at baking than me really so I wasn't complaining!). It all started off well, we made a normally sponge cake and cut it all up a bit to cool....
 Next we put it in the food blended to make it into crumbs and then mixed it with some cream cheese icing. The difficulty I found was no one seems to have a exact recipe for this,so it was all a bit of a guestimate. Anyway next step we made it into the balls (At this point everything seemed fine!)
 
The next stage was dipping them. As I said no chcolate for me :( Unfortunately icing doesn't appear to work! It kind of half absorbed, half slid off. And then one of the balls broke in the icing... not pretty! So we compromised, I'm afraid my cake pops never really made it to the tradition being on sticks stage but we did put them in little cases and decorate them so it wasn't too bad. Hopefully next month I'll be more successful!
 
The finished product...

9 comments:

simple baking said...

The cake balls look good. M sure you'll get it to the "stick stage" nxt time. Its actually a lot of touch and feel. You have to keep on adding the frosting till you get a perfect compact textured ball which will keep its form and not break off. Freezing them before dipping in the melt or icing also helps.

Alice said...

the cake ball still looks good to me :)

Rena said...

The balls look great! As long as they were tasty, it's a success!

Miss Conversationalist said...

They look delicious! Taste always comes first!

Lu Canela said...

they look awesome

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

It looks cute anyways. I love the idea of mixing the cream cheese right into the cake!! The
"flop" stories are so much more fun. I know I look back on my flops and smile :)

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

They look pretty good to me - what an ingenious way to make them without chocolate!

LinsFood said...

This looks superb! Guestimations are so underrated!

Casey Shea said...

I have actually make some cake pops and covered them in frosting instead of chocolate. Dipping really doesnt work unless you have a frosting that can be super thinned down. I simply took the cake pops and "spackled" the frosting on. gave a really neat texture and covered them completely :]