Sunday, April 8, 2012

Anti-Procrastination Spur of the moment cake pops

I am linking this post to New Nostalgia for
Anti-Procrastination Tuesday


Easter snuck up on me this year.  Actually, Spring break came around really quickly.  It seems like we were just celebrating the birth of Jesus.  Then we blinked and it is Resurrection Sunday.  Gratefully, we celebrate our risen savior every day but Easter gives us a good reason to eat dinner together.

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These ladies, from left to right are my Aunt Carolyn, my Aunt Michelle, my aunt Sadie, and my mother, Martha.  In case you can’t tell, they are all sisters.  We are very fortunate to have them all with us today.  I wish I had remembered to take a picture of my grandpa, their father, too.  He was at the other end of the table.  We are very fortunate to have still with us as well.

This is the end of dinner.  When dessert time comes, I put all the desserts on the table with a couple pots of coffee, right in front of us.  Easy access.   My aunt Michelle has a tradition of making a wonder coconut cake, with 7-minute frosting.  This year she experimented by making it a jell-o poke cake.  Unfortunately, it started falling apart from it’s own weight.

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I didn’t get a picture of it in its fallen condition but here is the piece I was eating.

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Somehow we came to the conclusion now was a great time to mash the cake into cake pops.  The seven minute frosting was a perfect binder for the cake crumbs because there was a lot of frosting, and because it wasn’t as sweet as a traditional frosting used in cake pops.

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A lady that owns a local cake and candy supply store told me this great trick for keeping the dipping chocolate liquidy by  using an electric skillet.  I don’t own one but thought I would give the rice cooker a try.  It worked beautifully.  I didn’t even have to melt the chocolate in the microwave, which I hate doing because I can taste a difference in the flavor of the chocolate.

I had to scrounge around the house for chocolate since this was an unexpected project.  I used 70% cocoa chocolate.

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We were suppose to save my daughter a slice of the cake.  I hope she will be satisfied with a cake pop.

Daughter Review:  The cake tasted too strawberry/fruity and they were not dense enough.  Overall, she liked them though.  (The fruiti-ness was due to adding jell-o to the cake and yes, the cake ball was not very dense, which does not make a very good cake pop.)

Now to figure out how to display 500 cake pops at the wedding reception.


LDH said...

Well those pops look really good to me :) I like your idea to use the rice cooker for melting the chocolate.

So nice stopping by to visit with you and enjoy some of the Easter time with your family.

Kindly, Lorraine

Karla said...

YUM!!! Those look delicious!