The first time I found Bakerella’s site I was completely stunned. I love baking, and sometimes I like to think I’m not that bad at it either, but creativity isn’t a part of me. That’s exactly why when I see somebody who has come up with an idea as good as that one I just wish I had thought of that! It’s like writing a book full of recipes… it’ll just never happen to me, I can copy, make a small variation but that’s all. Anyway, when I saw her blog I knew I had to have her book. I have to say that the book has great pictures of beautiful cake pops but you could definitely make them without it. But then again, you can also find all Dorie Greenspan’s recipes on the web and I still bought the book. My first attempt was the plain cake pops. I always start too big and I always fail so I wanted to play it safe. But I had no idea where to find candy coating in Spain; I called a few shops and found nothing so I decided to replace it with white chocolate and milk chocolate. In spite of that, I was still doing ok; at least I had all the ingredients I needed.
Then I found out I didn’t have lollipop sticks, only this kind of long wood sticks that kept breaking all the time. So I decided I would just cut them in half, and that went kind of better although some of the cake pops still broke up... I think I used too much frosting. To top it all up I had nothing to let the chocolate dry so I had to invent a thing to hold it all up with a cardboard box that wasn’t really efficient.
Still, and surprisingly most turned out quite good and the taste was amazing! I’m sure next time I’ll actually be able to present cool cake pops. Just wait.