Have you ever made cake pops? They are way too much fun. I saw them in a book my hairdresser showed to me, and was instantly intrigued. I looked over the details, and it seemed pretty simple, so I tried them immediately when I got home.
I made mine slightly different from the cookbook (by Bakerella).
Here is what I did:
- First, bake a white cake, let it cool, then crumble it in a large bowl.
- mix in a half a can of white icing (the cookbook called for a whole can) with a beater
- Form small balls, I got 36 from one cake, warning- these are calorie dense!
- Keep in fridge till needed, then pop a few in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before dipping.
- Melt almond bark in a deep, narrow dish. I used a measuring cup.
- Dip one end of lollipop stick into melted bark, then freeze them.
- Have something set up for the balls to drip and dry on before you start dipping them in the almond bark. I used an upside down egg carton, with holes punched in each egg shape.
- Don't leave the balls in the freezer too long. That is why I stuck them in there in shifts. If they get too cold, they fall off the stick. I worked in groups of 8 or so at a time.
- I formed the balls into bird shapes right before sliding them on the stick and dipping them. The stuff is like play-dough, so you can form simple shapes very easily.
- Let dry, then decorate. Sugarwings and I have a vast sprinkle collection, so I had lots to chose from. Bakerella has lots of ideas, and themes. I kind of made up my own. She also has lots of recipes and flavors to try. I stuck with white.
After the topping set up, I wrapped all of my baby birds up gently and stored them in an air tight bowl, then froze them till my guests arrive for Birdsong.
Sorry I won't be answering emails or comments, but I will be taking breaks to read them. And I will have a gift for you from the event, I'll draw a name from all the comments this week and next.