Horrible Evil Cake Pops For Fiesta Friday #110
I seriously doubt I will ever recover from the trauma of making cake pops. When I got a request to make cake pops for a childs birthday bash at school I thought gee, how hard could that be? She wanted oreo cake pops and honestly I was excited to make them thinking this will be a breeze, no baking, crush the cookies, dip them in white chocolate sprinkle with decorations and call it a day. I ambitiously said I would do 2 per child which would be 64 pops. I totally underestimated how challenging it would be to make these things. I bought these adorable Wilton cardboard cake pop stands, lots of decorations, tall sticks and was ready to make those pops. I read recipes online and watched video’s showing just how simple it is to make. Simple to make, yes, executing a successful cake pop was a challenge.
Back to the cake pops, I bought way too many oreo’s which will promptly be given away, the recipe calls for 1 package of oreo’s and 1/2 cup softened cream cheese to bind it. You crush or process the oreo’s so that they are like flour (I left some bigger crumbs for interest) add the cream cheese and it will become a cohesive dough. Scoop out some roll with your hands into a round and refrigerate. While they are in the refrigerator melt a little white chocolate to dip your stick in before inserting into the cake pop. Everything was going well at this point. I actually made 72 cake pops. The problem arose when I was finishing them. I melted some white chocolate over simmering water, got the cake pops out of the refrigerator. I noticed some cracks in some of them and smoothed them. The very first one I dipped in the thick warm chocolate fell off the stick and broke in half, hmmmmm…. I didn’t let that discourage me did it again. same thing.
To make a long story short (er) it was pretty bad, I managed to get 32 cake pops with many disasters that went straight into the circular file. I was not able to use the cardboard stands because they would not fit together properly and the sticks were too tall anyway I used the bottom of it to stand the pops so the coating could dry. You have to be careful not to let it get too hard because the decorations won’t stick or do it too soon because the weight of the decorations causes the coating to run. I did manage to get some cute ones placed them in cellophane bags and off they go.
If I ever do cake pops again I will not use oreo’s I think it would have worked much better with crumbled cake mixed with buttercream like Starbucks cake pops. It will be a long time before I attempt this again if ever. I will probably stick to cupcakes and cookies.