Is it just me or does everyone find the prospect of cake pops terrifying? Maybe it’s the idea of smashing a carefully made cake into bits but I’ve always stayed away from them. They’re cute, sure and they have a lot of scope to get creative with them but I could never smash a perfectly made cake! Today, however, I had to. I made batch of these cupcakes and 2 of them were slightly burnt at the bottom. They were already iced and of course, I couldn’t just let them go to waste so I decided to make cake pops. Needless to say, I’m a convert now. It’s the ultimate solution to a sunken cake, burnt cake etc. Even the best have kitchen disasters sometimes.
Yields: 2 cupcakes = 12 cake pops
Adapted from: Bakerella
Picture tutorial below:
|Scrape off the burnt bottoms of the cupcakes (if any) and cut them into cubes.|
|Roll them into balls and refrigerate for an hour, at least.|
|Roll the refrigerated balls into 100gms of melted chocolate. For me, 2 cupcakes made 12 balls and 100gms of chocolate was more than sufficient to coat them.|
|Refrigerate again for an hour. Add some sprinkles or chopped nuts and serve!|