18 of 40 – How (not) to make pop cakes

Step 1 – Drool over pop cakes, read forums on top tips on making them, look at cute pictures of artistic designs.

Step 2 – Convince yourself you already have enough tins, tubs and baking equipment and not to start another craft. And that pop cakes are going to be WAY too sweet with all that frosting mixed in.

Step 3 – Get money for your birthday and go out and buy a silicon pop cake tray. Balls of cake, not frosting mix = not too sweet.
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Step 4 – Make up cake mix with son, and his playdate. Get abandoned to finish it off and load into the silicon tray.

Step 5 – Resist the temptation to poke at the silicon, and leave it to cool in the tray as per the instructions.

Step 6 – Pop out perfect little round balls of cake. Whooot!
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Step 7 – Remember the Top Tips and use melted chocolate to stick the sticks into the balls of cake.

Step 8 – Twizzle the ball of cake gently through melted chocolate.

Step 9 – Use upturned colander to support sticks as the chocolate dries.
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Step 10 – Watch as the coated cake balls gently, yet inexorably, crumble round the stick and slide off.

Step 11 – Take the uncoated cake balls, add petit four cases, chocolate and edible glitter instead.

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About Not quite 40

Mother of 1, wife for 15 years, coming up to 40 and wanting to do something different. Not sure what, then realised it didn't actually matter. As long as I do *something* new, it's going to be Good!
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One Response to 18 of 40 – How (not) to make pop cakes

  1. Pingback: 28 of 40 – Winning isn’t everything | 40inmy40th

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