Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cupcake Pops

After finally joining the harem of women that swear by the fabulous gal that is the Pioneer Woman, I can say I am officially a fan. She is amazing!

While stumbling around her blog, I found the directions for these awesome cupcake pops:


You can find the official recipe here.

After reading the recipe and seeing how simple it looked, I figured this would be perfect to bake for my sister's birthday cake and share with a few work friends also celebrating this week. I made two batches, the first on Sunday for my sister, and then I reserved the other half of the batch for Monday night. This was the first time I had worked with melting chocolate, and the first round pretty much had the shape, but lacked the definition. Not to mention I did not let the "cup" part dip deep enough.

The second batch I made changed two things, according to the recipe. I had forgotten to put the balls in the freezer to chill, which probably would have helped with shape retention, and I found that rolling them into ovals opposed to balls before using the cookie cutter worked well. I lacked to take pictures of the second batch but can say with confidence they likely improved at least from a 4 to a 5 on the baking cuteness scale. In terms of taste, these things are DELICIOUS. Go bake and make them now! They are moist and wonderful since the icing is mixed with the baked cake.

Thank you Bakerella, you might be my new dessert hero.


Natalie Michele said...

I absolutely love her blog! =) She has so many amazing things featured on it from photography to cooking and everything in between ...LOVE IT!

Kelly said...

Those look awesome!!Nice work!