I immediately knew two things when I first saw the recipes for decorated cake pops: 1) They would be ridiculously time-consuming, therefore no sane person should attempt to make them, and 2) I am not a sane person when it comes to making cute stuff.
Cake pops, for those of you who have not yet come across this delicacy, are made of cake crumbs mixed with icing and rolled into shapes, into which a lollipop stick is inserted, and then dipped in melted candy coating. Cake pops can be decorated. That is a gross understatement. Check out Bakerella’s website, for instructions on how to decorate tons of pops, including these Sesame Street characters.
Aurora is mildly obsessed with the Cake Pops book that we borrowed from Laura (thanks for the loan!). She slowly turns the pages, admiring the (definitely gorgeous) photographs of the 40-odd different types of pops. She has to show them to every person who comes to visit us, pointing out the ones that she finds the most “adorable” or “sooooo cute!” Her favourites are the halloween ones; the ghost, jack’o'lantern, witch, mummy, and black cats. I love the skulls, which look just like Dia de los Muertos candies.
So, over the course of three days I made the above Monster Cake Pops, for Aurora’s preschool’s end-of-year BBQ. They did turn out awfully cute, but if I ever make them again, I will save myself several hours of decorating and just make plain dipped ones. They’ll taste just as good, look quite appealing, and I won’t have to neglect my child for an entire day again.
By the way, this is my last web post before I go under the knife, um, er, laser, to fix my eyes. Goodbye, cokebottle glasses. I shan’t be missing you at’all.