Everyone these days seems to be bringing up "Cake Pops”. Up until a few weeks ago I had not even heard about them, yes I have quite possibly been living in my own world. It is amazing the things people have done with them, so many exciting shapes and sizes. I thought I would start small there is a reason they say you have to walk before you can run. I was leafing through an old recipe magazine and I found this recipe. They make any party more festive instantly and with Christmas approaching it is a great idea to try these. So after trying to patiently twirl pieces of ribbon around my sticks I began actually trying out the recipe.
600g Chocolate Mud Cake
3 cups white chocolate melts
1 cup Shredded Coconut
1 cup hundreds and thousands
1 cup flaked almonds
bamboo skewers and ribbon to decorate
- Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.Roughly chop the mud cake and place in a large bowl.Use your hands to break it up until crumbled,then take tablespoonfuls of the mixture and roll firmly into balls. Put balls onto a tray.
- Place the white chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water)stir until the chocolate has melted.Remove bowl from the pan.
- Spread coconut,hundred and thousands,and almonds on separate plates. Working one at a time,use 2 forks to dips ball into the melted chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl before rolling the ball in coconut.Place on prepared tray to set.Repeat coating a third of the balls in coconut, a third in hundred and thousands, and a third in almonds.
- Cut skewers in half (MAKE SURE YOU CUT OFF THE POINTY END )wrap with a ribbon and gently insert one halfway into each ball to act as a lollipop stick.
My final conclusion they are a little fiddly and I am not sure I have the right level of patience for them, as you can see mine turned out a little messy ...oh well I guess I will have to practice.