…not a Butcher, a Baker or Candlestick Maker.
Today proved the Baker part. I was going to make cupcakes for my cupcake classes this weekend, I even bought cute little colored liners and even a thing to take out the center so you could fill it with yummy goodness. But did I? Make cupcakes? No, I thought hey I wanna make cupcake pops instead. In fact I had picked up the dipping chocolates and the lollypop sticks earlier in the month. I got a cake mix, the icing and sprinkly things the other day. I thought how cute would these be?
Well it started out ok, I baked the cake with no problems, it smelled yummy. I let it cool completely like it said to do.
I used a food processer to crumble up the cake, I added the icing like it said, and I mixed it all up well. Then I made them into balls, and put them on parchment paper and put them in the fridge for an hour to cool.
So after an hour I melted the chocolate and took them out of the fridge, I put the lollypop stick in like it said, but they were so heavy they were falling off and into the chocolate, so then I thought well they must be too big, so I halved them and rolled them into smaller balls, then I dunked the stick into the chocolate and then into the ball and I thought I would stick them in the freezer so they really got stuck to the stick.
Isn't it cute? If you clicked on the link I am sure you saw that they were supossed to look like a mini cupcake. Well that was not working for me. I was using an old aspic shape thing and it was not working right, if I ever do them again, I think I need to use not as much icing (cause I think they were too soft) and I will need to get the little cookie cutter thingie Bakerella mentions, or I won't put them on the stick and just have them like individual truffle-y things. Cause they sure do taste good.
As I was doing them I sent Ellie a picture so she could see what I was doing. She said "wouldn't it have been easier to make cupcakes?" and I was like Yep, I could have made 6 dozen cupcakes in the time it took me to do these.
I baggied them up and tied them with ribbon, they would look cuter if I had curly ribbon but I am sure they will taste just as yummy without it. I hope the girls enjoy them and know that my intentions were sincere and I wish they had of turned out like I envisioned.
Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in!