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Cake Pops

I know I only blogged last night but today I made cake pops and am really excited to share with you. I think these little delights on a stick are such a fab idea.They could actually cure the carnage from party bags when the back seat of your car looks like Mr Kipling's factory floor.
When my boys were small my car was so bad that I had a mouse living in it !!!! I had to catch it in one of those humane traps.

Anyway LETS NEVER TALK OF THAT AGAIN (hang my head in shame). These are great for all ages, any flavour combination & design, literally you can let your creative side run wild. This morning I googled these little treats and the results were amazing.

I started with some left over vanilla sponge, in fairness it was quite a lot, about a 4, 4, & 4 sponge.

Then I whipped up some buttercream, with buttercream I always use a quarter of butter, to icing sugar and a little milk, to this i added vanilla paste for extra flavour,but anything would be fab (coffee, Earl Grey, lavender, orange zest, lemon zest, the list is endless).

Then combined it with the sponge, to which you roll into walnut size balls,melt chocolate of your choice, but i've got to say only use what you'd eat (crappy chocolate = crappy cake pops) then dip the tips of your lolly sticks into the melted chocolate, push into the little balls, put in the freezer to chill for about 30 mins.

Once nicely chilled, the fun begins. Dip the cake pop into the melted choc, give a little twirl round, then dip into what ever takes your fancy. Leave to set on a baking tray.
  • Any kind of sponge
  • buttercream  
  • chocolate (I used 250g for 20 cake pops)
  • lolly sticks
  • sprinkles, sweeties, glitter, flower decorations.