I really hate when I fail making a baking treat.
As you all know Easter Sunday was this past weekend and I was scheduled to go to brunch at my friend Sam's house. Of course I told her I would bring dessert and quickly decided on cake pops.
Friday night my friend Judi came to visit for the weekend and so off we went to Michael's to purchase all of the necessary equipment--lollipop sticks, candy melts, wrapping paper to package them up---everything.
|1 of 2 flavors I made---Strawberry pops with cream cheese frosting|
I had high hopes.
Well, Saturday morning I baked the cakes, let them cool and before we went out for the day I mixed the icing in.
I was so excited!
I came back home Saturday night and settled down to make them.
I rolled the cake pop, froze the cake pop, dipped the cake pop, and then tried the cake pop.
It was a fail.
As I bit into the beautiful white chocolate candy coating that I meticulously adorned with a myriad of multi- colored sprinkles, the cake pop tasted like a big ball of yuck. (I'm sorry, I've ALWAYS wanted to write "meticulously adorned with a myriad". Forgive me)
They were incredibly mushy and way too wet.
I was angry. I was mad. What happened??
After my anger subsided I quickly rushed to the grocery store and bought a Strawberry Shortcake to take to brunch, but I knew this would not be the end of me and cake pops.
As I poured through different blogs, I realized that I made the mistake of putting too much icing in with the cake. The recipe I used called for 1 1/2 cups or a can of frosting and that is what I did. However, people were saying that it makes the cake balls mushy and "wet" which is what happened to mine.
A coworker of mine happened to bring in cake balls to work today and there was way too much icing in hers as well.
This is NOT the end of me and cake pops.I will perfect these things in the very near future. Look out for another post about these because I will make them right!