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Cake Pops!!

15 Aug

Yesterday, I did the unthinkable.  I decided to make cake pops.  It was actually pretty hard to get them right, and they are quite time consuming.  Although in the end, I felt pretty happy with my colorful, tasty results.  I bought the cake pop mold thinking that I would need it to make the delicious dessert, but little did I know that you actually don’t need these; all you need is cake and frosting and two hands waiting to mush them together (I secretly had fun doing the messy part).  

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Of course, I chose funfetti. 🙂 I only made a batch of 12 in the cake pop mold (I thought it would be fun to use it even though I didn’t need to), then baked the rest into a giant blob (mmm)

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Even though the balls spilled over a little in their mold, I just ended up mushing them into cake+frosting goo.

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They look like UFO’s! Haha

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Post-mushing

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Shaping them into little balls was the easy part.  I had to dip the lollipop sticks into the chocolate, stick them into the cake, and wait for it to harden.  I learned this after I tried to completely coat the cake pop with chocolate immediately after sticking it*.

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Clearly, things got a little messy**.

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The final product!!  Some of them are prettier than the others, but let’s not judge the poor little things. 

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Not bad, huh? 🙂

 

*Note the failure. 

**Note the eaten failure.

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Hello world!

9 Jul

I’ve finally succumbed to the blogging fad.  It only took me about two seconds to realize what I would want to blog about, and that’s most definitely food.  As a second year college student, I have experience with freshman 15 style eating (um, hello late-night pizza deliveries), and this coming fall, I will be living in a dorm with a kitchen! Hurray! I’m used to a big kitchen at home, so I’ll have to get used to the limited (oven) space, but I can’t wait for the many food adventures to come.

my 4th of July feed contribution- red velvet cupcakes with frosting to decorate!