I decided to try something new for the cake. Fearless I am--to try a new recipe... for the first time... at a party. But why not? I decided to make cake pops instead of a traditional sheet cake or cupcakes. I thought they'd be cute, unique, and portable. So, I scoured the internet for recipes on making cake pops. I found one that made sense so I used it.
In THEORY, cake pops are super easy to make.
- You bake a cake.
- Toss baked cake into bowl.
- Totally macerate the heck out of it until you've rendered it into crumbs.
- Mix in a LITTLE BIT of prepared frosting.
- Form into balls.
- Insert sticks.
- Dip in chocolate.
Jonathan making cake balls.
Naked cake pop balls
After we made all the balls, I set up my assembly/decorating supplies. Well, I say "set up"...I pretty much just dumped it all out on the table.
Hmmm, they actually look more like ghost pops at this point. Oh well...it's close enough to Halloween.
I used paste food coloring and hand-painted on their faces. NOTE* the food coloring NEVER dried (even overnight)...so I ended up having to blot off their faces before I assembled them the next morning.
Here is the end result, all set up at the party.
They look like babies now!
They were a HUGE hit! I must admit, they tasted FABULOUS and were just too cute!
Martha better watch her back...
Torrey's in da house!