First attempt at cake pops. Vanilla sponge cooked in a silicone mould in
the oven and coated with chocolate. Unfortunately i didn't have a stand
so had to serve them upside down.
Second attempt at cake pops. As before but found a stand in with the
cakepop machine. Still couldn't work out why the chocolate was so thick
and lumpy and the silicone mould didn't seem to make the balls an even
Third attempt at cake pops. Success! I used the cake pop machine and experimented with different amounts of cake mix to ensure all the balls were the same size. Then, after researching on the internet, simply tapped the cake pop on the side of the bowl after covering with the chocolate, this made all the excess chocolate fall off and the cake pops became smooth. I covered some with chocolate sprinkles while the chocolate was still melted.
After completing a dozen cake pops successfully, I simply dipped the remaining balls into the chocolate and named them cake bombs.
I'm very happily married with 4 children. 3 boys and a girl. The boys are 24, 23 and 11 and my daughter is 15. The eldest son is engaged and left the Navy to work on civilian ships; most wonderfully he has given me my first Grandson as of the end of March 2013 so I'm now officially a Grandma; so happy. My second eldest son joined the Navy as of October 2013 too; so proud. My daughter is in her final exam year and my youngest son is now at secondary school; where does the time go? I love making things from cakes to cards, knitting to scrapbooking and miniatures. I trained as a primary school teacher but 6 years later and filling in for others or supply teaching I've given up on teaching; at least I have more time for crafting and my new Grandson.