With the cake pop maker, the task of making cake pops is quite easy (good x-mas present from Miss Tam). We have made them by hand before and it is a serious amount of work so with this little tool our cake balls got done in minutes.
After icing the cake ( we also used a bit of store bought icing to hold the layers together only), it was time to coat some of the balls with purple chocolate melts and milk chocolate melts. Then we brought out the piping bag and added a few extra touches to them.
For the decorative icing, we made a buttercream version from scratch. The ingredients are:
1 cup of unsalted butter
3-4 cups of icing sugar sifted
half teaspoon of table salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons of Soy milk
Blend the ingredients with a hand blender for approximately 8-10 mins.
The last portion of our project was incorporating the cake balls into the cake. Although we had a few glitches along the way, it turned out great! Very delicious! We found the homemade icing was sooo good because it wasn`t overly sweet and it had a very creamy texture. So our March Birthday Cake for the fellas was a wonderful success! What will we do for next year?!
In this coming week we hope to blog about a few of the things we have going on. Hopefully we will have a post on one of the crafts we are currently working on, and as well we will be posting some pics from an upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert we are attending here in Kitchener!