emember cake balls? Chocolate coated, ball-shaped, dense mixture of leftover crumbed cake, chocolate, jam or a filling of any kind is always a highly appreciated and popular item in any pastry shop, in spite of the fact they are made of leftovers! Go figure! I still remember my mother’s recipe – it contained cookie crumbs, butter, and chocolate. What a treat that was for my sister and me! All over the world there are numerous “recipes” for these simple treats, but for long, something was missing! Something to elevate this humble bite, to transform it from the caterpillar to a butterfly! And one beautiful day, someone somewhere got the idea! Put the ball on the stick, give it high heels! Eureka! The cake pop was born!
You can make them just by rolling the mixture with your hands, but there are loads of molds for cake pops, in various shapes and sizes. The molds are reusable, and all you need to buy are cake pop sticks to make these puppies again and again.
I used leftover to make mine, but you can use any cake – , , even . Just make sure it is well crumbed. As a binder use , , jam, or create your own “secret formula”! If you remember , dip your cake pops in tempered chocolate for a perfect taste and crunch and decorate them with sprinkles. If you don’t want to bother with tempering, there is one lovely little invention called candy melts that is incredibly easy to use. You just pop them in the microwave, and when they melt you are ready for dipping your cake pops.
Now, I don’t know about grownups, but I’m absolutely sure that your little ones will simply adore making those funny, delicious balls so let them express all their artistic desires and – don’t forget to have fun!
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