Inspired by Bakerella's book, Cake Pops, I've been having a lot of fun!
Recently, I googled "Baby Shower Cake Pops" and found a super-cute baby cake pop photo
(which I can no longer find, of course).
My colleague, Tina, is about to "pop," so what better treat to bring to her baby shower
at school tomorrow! I had so much fun making these!
I used Bakerella's Basic Cake Pops recipe and used the following ingredients to finish my them off:
Dark Chocolate Cake
Milk Chocolate Frosting
Wilton white/vanilla candy melts
Dark Chocolate Candy Coating purchased at my local cake decorating store
a black "candy marker"
tiny fabric ribbon
a Styrofoam base on which to display the cake pops
cotton candy for the "bed" of my display
Obviously, I went with white candy melts for some of these. I have to admit; they're not my favorite,
but I didn't know where to find "white" chocolate on short notice.
I also used dark chocolate candy coating, because that's my favorite,
and I love the results...soooo cute!
(It's hard to see in the photos, but they are adorable in normal lighting.
Sadly, I had one "crack baby."
And this one is the first one I made (and my favorite)...
How could it not be fun, with these little cuties staring at you all night?
For what it's worth, they are easy to make; it's just time-consuming. You can easily make the dough and roll the pops ahead of time. You can also keep them in the fridge (air-tight container or foil covered) for days;
I've eaten week-old pops that are still fantastic.
So, don't you wish you were pregnant?
But I'm pretty sure Tina's gonna be glad she is!
Note: Making these took me five hours (I told you it's a hobby!) If I make them again, it will probably go a little quicker. If I were to sell these cake pops, I wouldn't make them for less than $100, considering the labor and materials. (That's about $2.40 each.) So, yeah; it's not something I'd do every day, but I'm really glad I made them, because I know they'll be a hit tomorrow at the shower!