Friday, February 11, 2011

Be Mine

Valentines Day is quickly approaching so I wanted to try the heart shaped cake pops that are in Bakerella's cake pop book. Ours of course are not as "perfect" as hers are but it was also our first time attempting these. There were some things that we learned about this process. We had two different heart shaped cookie cutters. One was a regular heart and the other had ruffled edges all the way around. I would show you pictures but they decided to get crumpled up in the garbage disposal instead. haha. The regular heart made better cake pops. My father-in-law, Travis, had that cookie cutter. He really packed the cake mix into the heart. I on the other hand didn't pack them as tight. Because my heart was ruffled it made the cake pop when dipped look a little messier. I think I will be using the regular heart next time. The cookie cutters can be bough at Hobby Lobby.

The lumpy hearts are mine :(.

A pretty heart.

All of them in the Styrofoam block.

Cake balls were made when we ran out of lolly pop sticks.
I also bought edible markers that you can write/draw on cookies and things. TOTALLY a waste of money. I don't know what kind of mark it is suppose to make on these so I'm not going to be too judgemental. The markers didn't make a clean line. Almost like a marker running out of ink. I also bought fine tip instead of regular tip so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. If someone else has better luck with these markers please let me know. (I bought mine at Walmart). So a good portion of the pops are plain because we didn't want to ruin them by writing on them. Bummer. It was a fun family even through.

1 comment:

  1. Bakerella recommends a specific brand of edible pens. I'm pretty sure she has them on her blog.