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Adventures with Cake Pops January 3, 2013

Filed under: Cooking Experiments — Amy Scott @ 4:43 pm

I find that baking reminds me that I am human. The kitchen seems to bring out my flaws like no other. I mentioned yesterday that I was going to experiment with cake pops today, but I guess you should have the whole story. It only seems fair. Tuesday night had the brilliant idea to make red velvet mini bundt cakes with cream cheese frosting glaze. I’ve used my mini bundt pan a couple of times with no incident so I didn’t expect what happened. Despite my best efforts, the red velvet cake mix wanted to stick to the pan. Once I was finish with this baking project, I decided that they weren’t fit for serving my girls on Wednesday night.

The reason I decided to make cake pops was I had saved the remains of the red velvet cake. It was in the perfect condition to be turned into a cake pops. Everything started off great today. I added my cream cheese frosting to the cake crumbles and it combined well. The next step is where my problem lies… I used too big of a baking scoop to form my cake balls. It’s so hard to judge in my hand if they were too big, but yes, they were. Probably two sizes too big. In the end I ended up making giant cake pops. This choice was no without its cake pop tragedy.  About 8 of them didn’t make it. They fell a part while dipping. The ones that did survive turned out well. I think that if I did it again, I would know what to do and what not to do. So yes, I will admit that these aren’t perfect… but neither am I! And that’s okay!

Giant Red Velvet Cake Pops

Giant Red Velvet Cake Pops

 

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