Today is the day my baby boy turns 5! 5 Big years old! Its really ridiculous , in the last few months we’ve seen alot of growing up in him and he had a time when he went thru the terrible two’s that he never went thru when he was two but he’s made a big turn around and now he’s 5! *insert big mommy sigh*
So since he can take goodies in for his big day and his fav thing on the planet it seems sometimes is lollipops I thought we’d make some cake pops! Now all the tuts I’ve seen make doing it look pretty easy! I really thought with my decorating background that I would have no problem making these and the plan was to make them look like Angry Birds (that’s his other big love!).
Boy was I WRONG.
We learned ALOT yesterday while making cake pops! they did get finished but they don’t look like birds. I’m happy they are done and edible XD
First you have to bake up some cake. Dude wanted white cake so that’s what we did, 2 9×13 sheet cakes. That was mistake #1, after research later we found out *not* to use white because it is too moist to ball up properly. heh. Then you mix it with enough frosting to make a play dough like consistancey. Then the mix goes into the fridge until it sets and stiffens. After that you bring it out and make it up into balls.
Then put the sticks in them. Here’s mistake #2. The kids asked to put the sticks in. Well you’re suppose to put them in about 2/3s of the way but they either barely put them in or put them all the way thru. Then the balls go in the freezer to really harden.
After pulling them out we melted white chocolate on a double boiler and went to color the chocolate totally forgetting that candy needs a special colorant. Mistake 3. In my head “candy” means hard candy and I knew that means the colorant but chocolate is so milky it never occured to me that normal food coloring wouldn’t work. Needless to say we had to go out and buy the right coloring and more melting chocolate, though this time we got candy quick. This time when we melted and colored it worked really well!
After that is was time to coat the cake balls in the candy… the first attempt wasn’t that great…
but after a couple it wasn’t too bad…
But the overly moist cake mistake and the kids and sticks mistake came back to bite us as some of the balls didn’t want to stay on the sticks so that is what officially killed the Angry Bird cake pop idea :3 So we just made them a little colorful with some yellow candy streaks.
I just got home from his class and I can officially say they were a hit! There was even a fire drill in the middle and most of the kids made sure to bring their cake pops outside lol! You know that’s true lurv right there :DD
The next thing up for today is making his actual birthday cake! I’m much more confident in this one! We are making Angry Birds Black Bird. I hope it goes well, or at least better than cake pop follies lol!!!