So you know how cake pops and brownie pops and basically anything you can put on a stick are like the huge rage right now? They are simply adorable. I’m all about bite-size foods and sweets. Here’s our first attempt at making them.
Since I’m a newbie at this I decided to use a brownie mix out of the box instead of making it from scratch for our maiden run. Dump the powder mix in a bowl and add 3 things. Even my 5yo can do this without any of my help.
First the egg. Usually he cracks the egg and I break it open and dump it in our mix. This time I let him crack, break and dump. He was shocked at how everything just fell apart when he broke it and dropped everything in – Shell and all. I was laughing at the sight and of course he got mad. Sigh… It was so cute though
Next the water. Like I said – all on his own.
Finally the oil and then 50 strokes to mix everything up. I helped him with the last 30 strokes. A 5 yo attention span lasts only about 15-20 strokes then they get bored. Then we poured it all into the pan/dish.
Everything was so simple I’m not sure why I’m bothering with the pictures and steps. I guess it’s just adorable to see how much more he does with the prepping every time we bake. It’s a mom thing
Once it was baked and cooled I crumbled the entire cake into a bowl and dumped some chocolate frosting in to make it sticky. Then I told him to dig in with his hands and mix it up good. TOTAL FAIL. First, this child does not like getting his hands dirty much without having to wipe or clean them every few seconds. Next, it was CHOCOLATE all over them. He could not stop licking his fingers after a few lame attempts at mixing it up. So mama took over. Once my hands were covered in chocolate goo there were no pictures to be taken.
I rolled them into balls, froze them for 20 mins to set them then brought them out to stick the sticks in them. Froze them for another 20 mins so the sticks set and they were ready to be coated with candy melts and sprinkles.
And here are the finished cake pops!
Couple of things I would do different
1. I’ll use a cake mix instead of a brownie mix next time. These were too sweet for me.
2. Use cream cheese when kneading the cake instead of chocolate frosting to make everything stick together. It’ll lessen the sweetness more.
3. Use chocolate melts instead of the white vanilla ones so I don’t have to worry about coating it evenly to cover the chocolate cake completely underneath.
I brought some to pool night for the team and the rest for my favorite test audience. The preschoolers at Ms Patty’s.