Tuesday, November 01, 2011

cake pops

cakepops (2) Cake pops...they are all over the web.

I've tried them here, and here.

My blog friend, Genki also documented her adventures making them, here.

It was a rainy day on Sunday, so since I was stuck indoors, I decided to try my hand at making them.

I took the easy way out and bought 2 slices of cake instead of making a whole cake. The type of cake I used is called castella, a moist eggy cake that originated in Portugal and is a famous food item in Nagasaki.

Instead of a can of frosting, I used some cream cheese and powdered sugar.

cakepops Kat's castella cake pops : makes about 7

2 thick slices castella
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
54 grams cream cheese
1/2 tablespoon milk

Chocolate to coat:
1/2 a bar Lindt Bittersweet chocolate (49%)
2 handfuls 60% Ghiradelli chocolate chips

Mix the first 4 ingredients together and "eyeball" out 7 balls.

Heat chocolate over double boiler.
Dip ball into chocolate, then drizzle chocolate in circular motion around the ball.
Decorate with your favorite sprinkles.

cakepops (3) NOTES: There was supposed to be 7 but when I tried dipping the first ball into the chocolate on a chopstick (like a true cake pop) it totally disintergrated and HAD to be fished out and eaten right away.

So, I changed my method and dipped the balls into the chocolate, placed them onto parchment paper then drizzled the chocolate over the top.

They weren't overly sweet and Satoshi liked them too.

Would I make these again? probably not, too much of a p.i.t.a. I am glad I tried making them though.


Elena said...

I will try it. Here is raining and I have alot to work on......

Lizzy said...

They looks fabulous, Kat...but I can see how making these could be a big pain! Thanks for the warning :)

Cucina49 said...

They look so fun, but I agree--too fussy for me. Yours look delicious!

Shirley the Bridezilla said...

I have heard they're a lot of work but pretty delicious. Alas, you can always get them elsewhere (e.g., Starbucks) and they're not outrageously expensive. :)

K and S said...

I hope you like them Elena!

Thanks Lizzy :)

Thanks Cucina49, I'm glad you agree with me :)

So true Shirley :)

Take care everyone!

Japan Australia said...

They look really good and with Lindt chocolate and Ghiradelli chocolate chips would taste amazing :)

Japan Australia

jalna said...

They look so cute Kat!

K and S said...

Thanks J-a!

Thanks Jalna :)

Take care you two.

ParisBreakfasts said...

mon dieu
this is like making macarons!
Fraught with potential disasters.
Though yours look quite presentable in fact :O

K and S said...

merci beaucoup PB :)

Take care.

Rowena... said...

They are cuter than cute but I don't think I'll ever try making these. Mine would turn out HUGE and then they'd have to be called cake balls??

K and S said...

lol Rowena, yeah, I think they would be "cake balls" :)

Take care.

genkitummy said...

That's so smart to use store-bought cake! That cuts down some time and also you can make a smalll portion. I agree with you, cake pops take too much work!

K and S said...

I'm glad I was able to read your adventures first Genki, it gave me tips on what to do :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Definitely a pain but they do look pretty yummy. ;-)

K and S said...

will leave these to the big conglomerates to make Deb :)

Take care.