Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Wine Cake Pops - My hommage to Bakerella
I used the master's recipe - Bakerella (summary: take your favourite cake mix, add your favourite frosting, mix to a pasty consistency. Sculpt into form you want. Dip your stick in chocolate and stick in your cake mixture. Chill and then, coat with chocolate and decorate!) Basic cake pop recipe from Bakerella here.
Something I learned by experience. What you DO NOT want:
If you do not add crisco, your chocolate dries up too quickly and is not liquid enough to coat evenly. Be sure to do the following for great results:
"Note: to get smoother covered pops, make sure your bowl is deep enough to submerge the entire pop. Try to dip it in one dunking motion and remove. If the chocolate is too thick, add some paramount crystals or some shortening to the melted candy coating to thin it out. Remove the pop, holding it in your left hand. tap your left wrist lightly with your right hand and rotate the lollipop stick over your bowl. The excess chocolate should fall off, smoothing out the coating at the same time. Also, make sure the coating surrounds the stick at the base to secure it."
So for my party favours I decided to make little wine glasses. I felt like Bakerella (of course I know I would never rise to her ankle) but I pretended to be her when making my pops. Boy did I feel amazing! It was a blast! I think it took me about 5 hours from start to finish, but seriously it was a mediation for me. I hope the idea will help you one day to complete your party! If not just an inspiration to be creative with food!
Form your balls then flatten the top to make a mini goblet for your wine glass.
For the stem of the wine glass use the actual stick. For the base of your glass, use chocolate melts.
Dip your sticks in chocolate and stick in your wine goblets. Let them rest in the fridge for a good few hours.
Melt your chocolate, add your crisco and start dipping.
To make the red wine color, I made red and added dark chocolate to make it a deeper color.
I held them above my melted chocolate bowl and while turning it coating on the bottom to fill up the wine glass :)
By this time I think it was like midnight, my daughter was going to be up in 6 hours and I was still thinking, "I can make this better"- WINE GLASS CHARMS!!!
All sorts of fun things you can do depending on your time available. It takes like 20 min per pop. Needless to say I think I made it to like 5 then I was dead tired.
In between that I decided to try with some white wine. Here is what that looked like:
I used yellow for the white wine to fill the glass.
I placed the wrapped pop by each person's name place and wine party favor.
To our beloved Bakerella: Feel better soon! Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all!