Cake Pops Made Simple?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A rustic baker only has to look at a bowl of icing and they turn all to fingers and thumbs. Spatulas become leaden and unwieldy. Ganache (or buttercream, or glace icing - it's not picky) gets instantly runnier. Smears and daubs of icing get everywhere... except in the desired spots on the cake. Which means I'm all the more in awe of cake pops...

Bakerella cupcake cake pops
Bakerella bee cake pops
Bakerella sheep cake pops
Bakerella Sesame Street cake pops
Bakerella ice cream cone cake pops
All of the above are by Bakerella (the last word in cake pops!)

All the fidgeting of cake decorating - but small. I might as well try to write my name on a grain of rice with a kitchen marker.

Perhaps this is more my level - a cake popsicle pan...

Cake-sicle baking tray
Cake-sicle pan from Norpro via Incredible Things

I like the idea of making these and then dipping them into ganache tinted in fruity gelato shades. Perhaps that rustic messiness would given them an appealingly drippy quality?

Sonia on January 26, 2011 at 4:14 AM

The cake popsicles are fantastic. Supercute designs. ..Loving every bit of it. I wud appreciate if you share your recipe and tools. Great.... !

Sticky Penguin on January 27, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Hi Sonia! The cake pops, I'm sad to say, aren't one of my creations - far too fumble-fingered for them! They're by Bakerella, a US cake pop guru, who has a great website with lots of recipes, and has also just published a book about them. Would love to see them if you decide to have a go at making your own..,

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