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Published March 19th 2014
Sweet desires with this fun cake pops class
Saturday saw me spend an enjoyable afternoon with a friend doing a Cake Pops course with Cake Decorating Solutions at Willoughby.
We each made 10 cake pops which involved crumbling chocolate mud cake and mixing it with chocolate ganache to roll into balls, pushing sticks into them to then coat with candy melts and decorate. We came away with an owl, a cat, a Babushka doll, panda, ladybird, and more.
No wonder these cost about $4 at festivals as they are quite fiddly to make and take time to get right. My cat's ear fell off and got a bit mangled (he looks like he has been in a fight).
[ADVERT]You can use buttercake or sponge cake to make these pops as well but because they're lighter they may require more ganache or frosting to be added to them to bind the cake mix. Mud cake works well because it is denser. Or you could experiment and try using crushed biscuits, such as Oreos or Tim Tams with a binder.
There are lots of moulds you can buy to make daisies and various decorations. Fondant or gum paste is best used when making your decorations as these harden and keep their shape. A little sugar water or frosting can be used to stick decorations to your cake pops. And you're done.
Great for kids parties or adults with a sweet tooth. They're fun and you're only limited by your imagination. As they're small you also feel less guilty eating one of these as opposed to a larger cupcake.