I wish you lived down the road from me….
….and you knew how to make cake pops.
I really wished you lived down the road so you would stop by for sweet tea…..but cake pop knowledge would be an added bonus.
The whole cake pop experience was a total “bless my heart.”
The cake pops were falling off the sticks and the icing was dripping everywhere and the eggs were lumpy and then the pop part would fall into the icing and I then would valiantly try to re-stick it….all to no avail.
It looked so easy.
All over blog land and Pinterest and Facebook there are beautiful photos of beautiful smiling happy people who easily….without any effort…..make cake pops….
….and they don’t live down the road from me, either.
You see…..I’ve never made cake pops before….well….actually….I’ve never really made much of anything before.
Except for pie crust.
But I did it.
I made cake pops.
And after all the dripping and falling and cracking and re-sticking…..four cake pops survived the journey.
Easter egg cake pops in a chocolate nest.
Learned from the school of cake pop hard knocks.
Easter Egg Cake Pops
adapted from this recipe
30 Oreos (with the icing left in)
1/2 package cream cheese
white candy melts
Step 1: Crush Oreos.
I think this is where it all started to go south.
You want to crush them into the littlest tiniest pieces possible.
I put them in a plastic bag and rolled a rolling-pin.
I should have rolled more.
You don’t want any big pieces or kind of big pieces left or your eggs will be lumpy.
Step 2: Add cream cheese
Mix cream cheese and Oreo crumbs thoroughly until it forms a dough.
I used my hands to mix the dough.
Step 3: Roll dough into the shape of an egg
Form an egg shape with the dough.
Place on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes until firm.
Step 4: Melt candy melts in a double boiler
Insert stick in the end of the egg and coat with chocolate.
I found that if you dipped a spoon in the chocolate and drizzled it….you had a much greater percentage of the egg actually staying on the stick.
Let as much candy melt drip off as possible.
Place stick and egg upright in a styrofoam block covered in parchment paper.
Place into refrigerator until set.
Step 5: Remove sticks after candy melt sets
Remove the stick and cover hole with a little bit of remaining chocolate.
Flick melted dark chocolate onto the egg and place in a chocolate nest.
The nests are just chow mein noodles and melted chocolate chips.
The kind you made in kindergarten and put those little foil eggs inside.
I’m glad I tried it….dripping icing and broken cake pops and all.
But I would like a little help for the next time.
So, if you are one of the cake pop beautiful people….can you give a girl and her Easter egg cake pops some advice?
I’ll start fixing the sweet tea, now.
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