Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Brownies and Cake Pops

Happy Wednesday morning!  LOL Both girls have scout meetings this week and they include investiture ceremonies and a potluck. I had been seeing Cake Pops show up in the blogosphere and thought they were a really cute idea. Reading how to make them sounded pretty easy, too. Since I can't take home-made goodies to school, I thought they'd be fun and festive to make for these pot lucks. What was I thinking?! LOL

Basically to make these you bake a cake and let it cool completely. Then you crumble up the cake. Then you mix in a can of frosting and let the helpers help themselves to the leftovers.100_5304

100_5305 Then you chill the mixture (for 15 minutes supposedly-but we had to but the mixture in the freezer for longer than that because we were on a time crunch to get them done in time for Amy's meeting. Roll the batter/mixture into little balls and jab a lollipop stick into them. You melt chocolate, and dip the cake pop into the chocolate (praying it doesn't fall off into the melted chocolate-don't ask). When the chocolate has dripped off and before it sets decorate with sprinkles. Stick the pops into some styrofoam so they can cool/set upright and this is what you end up with.

100_5316 Sorry I didn't take more pictures of the process, because it was kind of funny, but it was taking longer than I thought to get the pops dipped into the chocolate because it took longer than I thought for the mixture to chill. These are the three that were left over after the potluck. We still have Jessica's to make, so maybe I'll take more pics then.

And here are some shots from the ceremony. Don't mind Amy's messy face...she had spaghetti and always enjoys it very much!










She earned her first few badges last night and was quite excited.

Okay...I had wanted to get this posted last night, but was distracted by other things. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by.



Clearly Inspired said...

Jeanne, these pops look yummy! I love the part about having the helpers eat the leftovers. LOL! You go, Martha Stewart! What craft don't you do?

Congrats on the badges, Amy!

Kathi Carlson said...

More ideas for this old granny! Considering who I'd be working with, however, I visualize a bit of a mess. Been there. Done that. LOL. Seriously, I'm going to start calling you Super Mom pretty soon. What I can assure you, though, is that your little girls are going to remember these things for their whole lives, which makes it all worthwhile.

Carol said...

Those cake pops look yummy.

If your temperatures were in celcius! then that would be cold for us (we never hit the zero) but now I know they are in F, wow you guys must be freezing