Friday, 20 July 2012

Cake Pops....

I'd never even seen a cake pop this time last year and now they're everywhere and Miss Frugal is begging me to make them for her.  I don't mind really because they are quite easy to make but just a word of warning - they are very, very sweet.

For the cake pop:
1 Sponge cake – shop bought or home made is fine.
80g white chocolate
50g butter
Few drops of vanilla extract
100g icing sugar
  1. If you've made your cake, allow it to cool and then crumble it as finely as you can making sure that you cut off any hard bits first.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the icing sugar, vanilla extract and butter.  Put it in the fridge while you do the next bit.
  3. Melt the white chocolate and add to the cake crumb bowl.
  4. Gradually add the icing sugar mix to the cake crumb mix.  You might not need to use it all to get the right texture so add it in a spoonful at a time and mix in thoroughly before you add the next spoonful – if you add too much of the icing sugar mix, the cake pops will be too heavy for the sticks and will fall off.  You’ll know when the mixture’s ready as it wont crumble when you roll a little in your hand.
  5. Now you can either roll into small balls or use small cake moulds or even ice cube trays to make your cake balls.  
  6. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes or so and the'll be much easier to decorate.
For the icing
100g melted white chocolate
Sprinkles
Wooden skewers
  1. Push a wooden Skewer (trimmed to about 15cm) into each cake pop and dip each one into the chocolate first and then the sprinkles.
To serve them the posh way, cut a potato in half, wrap it in foil and then push the cake pop sticks in to it.
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