Another tow more days the long year end school holiday break will start for my elder boy. Their school is having a year end party today and at the same time celebrating Children’s Day.
Last year I made these 25 sandwich & konnyaku bento for the party, and this year guess what I tried my hands on? Cake pops & chocolate pops!
I’ve been admiring those cake pops from Bakerella (the founder of this cute way of presenting cakes) for so long and finally I had a chance to try it out. It was a public holiday over here yesterday so the timing is just nice for me to make the cake pops a day before the party (and most importantly I have one whole day to prepare some other food just in case I fail with the cake pops).
So these are the cake pops in progress – mashed butter cake, cream cheese icing, cake rolled into balls, melted dark chocolate (forgot to capture photo for the melted white chocolate).
Since this is the first time I tried making the cake pops, I actually spoilt 2 of them (which went straight into my kids’ stomach) before I familiarized with the chocolate coating technique.
I was so happy when I managed to get 24 good ones. Here are some of the designs I made for my cake pops. These are some black & white chocolate cake pops with sugar sprinkles and white chocolate doggies cake pop.
This is a closed up of one of the doggies. I used the heart shape sugar sprinkle for the nose and Koko Crunch cereal for the ears. The eyes and mouth are drawn with the melted dark chocolate. Cute?
These two are meant for the class teacher and her helper. I guessed adults would not fancy sugar sprinkles, so I just decorated the dark chocolate coated cake pops with some white chocolates lines.
I wrapped the cake pops with clear lollipop wraps and tied them up with wire and ribbons after the chocolate set.
In addition to all these cake pops, I made another 24 chocolate pops too which were so much simpler compare to the cake pops. They were all decorated with the Mickey & Minnie Mouse edible images which I bought from a friend’s bakery ingredient shop.
It was really fun making all these cake pops & chocolate pops. The boys were so happy dangling around me stealing my sugar sprinkles and chocolates! In fact I actually let my elder boy made some of the chocolate pops too. He was so excited about that and insisted to have his apron on. Too bad I forgot to take any photo of him in action because I was too busy guiding him. I didn’t let him play with the cake pops because if I were to do that, I guessed I won’t even get 24 good ones!
Now we had everything ready to go on the tray. I hope the kids will like the pops (not lollipops though) and wish them a happy Children’s Day!