My First Attempt at Cake Pops
|Yes I'm aware that the green ones look a bit like they've sneezed.|
I can't believe I've never tried making cake pops before, they're so tasty and cute! These were made with some leftover vanilla sponge I had in the freezer from levelling cakes, some homemade strawberry concentrate to bind the resulting crumbs (you're supposed to use buttercream or cream cheese frosting, but it didn't feel right to add even more butter and sugar to a cake that already has plenty of that in), and coated in strawberry flavoured white chocolate. I didn't have anywhere to stand the pops up, so I just stuck them upside down in mini cupcake cases as you can see- I actually quite like this sweetie-like look.
A note on the poor decoration: as this was a leftovers venture, I decided to try and use up some of the crappy pre-made writing icing I have in the cupboard and made little dots, thinking to make the pops look more strawberry-like. Alas, not only was the shade of green a bit questionable, but the condensation that resulted after taking the pops out of the fridge to decorate resulted in a rather unfortunate slime effect. Ah well- live and learn!