Cake Pop Problems

Last night I successfully crossed something else off my Stay-Cation To Do List!

  • Be out of bed and dressed by 10 am (except on guilty pleasure day)
  • Bake at least one thing
  • Organize my drawers and take unwanted things to good will
  • Run at least 15 miles 10/15
  • Clean out my car (it looks like a bomb went off in there)
  • Make a new playlist
  • Work on my resume
  • Organize all my wedding shit stuff into a binder
  • CHALLENGE: Find 1 free thing to do each day.

Yes I baked! Now anyone reading this who knows me on any personal level knows that I cannot bake. I have tried for years and I am almost never successful. In the past my baked-goods have been used as weapons and hockey pucks. Think I’m joking?!

My friends and family have tried to be supportive…

…but it never comes out quite right.

:-( I am a great cook, but I simply do not have the patience for the preciseness of baking.  I like to rush.

So when I put this on my to-do-list, I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty.

Last night was the perfect opportunity to try something new. I was having a group of guys over to watch the hockey game and guys will eat anything, even if it’s not pretty.

I selected something that required minimal baking: Cake pops! My aunt has made these on several occasions and they are always adorable and delicious!

I mean come on! How incredible right?!

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Step One: Bake a cake.

I used a basic white cake from a mix. Success!

Step Two: Once it cools crumble up the cake.

Step Three: Mix with 1 jar of frosting and roll mixture into balls.

*Now at this point I really thought I had it! The baking was done, the balls were holding together, but the next step was 10 times harder than it looked.

Step Four: Cover balls in melted candy coating

Simple right? WRONG! The melts were hot, so when I went to cover the pops they started to fall apart. So I collected myself and fought back the intense desire to throw them off the balcony, and I decided to pop them in the freezer and try again.

Now as I said, I knew they were not going to be pretty……

VICTORY! Black and yellow (Bruin’s themed) cake pops! And they were delicious :-)

I probably ended up getting more coating on myself than on the pops but at that point I really didn’t care. Everyone ate them, and the Bruin’s won so it was a great night! Do I see myself baking anytime in the near future? Hell No.

What is one thing that you struggle to do correctly?

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • kitkat1126 April 17, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Just found your blog, love it! I laughed out loud when I saw the brownie picture :)

    I have always wanted to make cake pops (had them at a wedding a year ago and couldn’t get enough of them, and they are my fiance’s favorite dessert) but I had a feeling they were really difficult to make! You make them sound easier, but I think they may still be out of my baking capabilities!

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    • savorlifesflavors April 18, 2012, 12:06 am

      Thank you so much :-) They are very simple to make, its the decorating that killed me! I didn’t use a double boiler to melt the candy, which may have been my problem. I say give them a try! From a fellow non baker- they taste so good its worth it.

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  • Kyra (Scribbles & Sprinkles) January 16, 2013, 2:49 pm

    Nice :D I recently got into the cake pop club. They are sooooo cute! <3

    Reply

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My name is Katy and I am a 27 yr old food lover living in the Boston area. My kitchen is my happy place and where I relieve my stress. I am always looking for new recipes to try, and restaurants to discover. I try to savor every flavor life has to offer. Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bring it on!

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