Monday, December 27, 2010

Getting Started

I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while. So I am going to give it a try :) I think it will be a little bit about life married to a chef, a little bit about being a mom and I will throw in some of my favorite recipes too!
So, lets start off this 1st blog entry off right, with one of my favortie things to make! I am currently obsessed with making cake pops!! They are a fun treat and so easy to make!!
Cake Pops
1 baked cake (whatever flavor you like!)
3/4 can frosting
Chocolate for dipping (or the melts from Wilton that come in a bunch of colors)
Lolipop sticks
Once your cake is cool crumble cake into little crumbs. Then add your frosting. Use your hands to completely mix the two. (This is the messy part!!) You will end with a sticky dough. Roll this into aprox 1 inch balls. Lay them out on parchment lined cookie sheet and put in freezer for about 10 minutes so they are cold, but not frozen.
While they are in the freezer its time to melt your chocolate! This can be done in a double boiler or in the microwave. I prefer to use the Wilton chocolate melts in the microwave.
When the balls come out of the freezer dip one end of lolipop stick into melted chocolate and then stick about 1/2 way into chocolate ball. Now dip the ball in the chocolate and turn it to get it nice and covered. Hold over bowl and let excess chocolate drip off (i also tap my hand while turning the stick to make it smooth and get rid of excess).
Now, you can dip into sprinkles or just put them down on parchment to dry. You can decorate with bows, put in celephane bags, or do whatever to make them uniquely yours!

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