Today we made cakes, but not as we know them.
I had never heard of cake pops until recently. There are cake pop moulds springing up in every shop and I thought I had bought one. Turns out I hadn’t – I had bought a lollipop mould – so we had to improvise midway through.
So first of all we made a cake.
The cake recipe is as follows:
4oz flour and
We mixed them all up and then baked a cake as normal – 20 minutes at 180°C.
Whilst the cake was cooking we made some buttercream icing.
The recipe we used for this was:
8oz icing sugar
a dash of milk and
a spoon of cocoa powder.
When the cake was cooked and cooled we broke 3/4 of it up into crumbs and mixed it into the buttercream icing.
So far so good and yummy too!
Then we rolled the mixture into approx 20 little balls and popped them in the freezer to chill for about half an hour.
When they were chilled we melted some milk and some white chocolate in cups and after sticking some cake pop sticks into each ball, we dunked them in the chocolate and rolled them in sprinkles.
Then we improvised and using a cheese grater we stood them up in the freezer until they were hard. After searching high and low for something suitable to hold them we settled on an orange and stuck them all into the orange and popped them into the fridge to chill.
Very sweet and very yummy!