Sunday, February 5, 2012
Mommy had a little lamb PART 2
For my friend's baby shower, I also made 50 lamb pops using the process from Bakerella's cake pop book and web site. I had never made cake pops with elaborate decorations on them, and there is a definite learning curve with the melting chocolate wafers. She is right when she says it's a timing thing.
You have to have the chocolate hot enough to have enough time to attach everything before it dries, but cool enough that everything doesn't slide right off. These took waaaayyyy longer than I expected, but I think they're adorable!
Also, I wasn't thrilled with the idea of the cake pops being super crunchy so I substituted Kraft Mallow Bits for the sugar pearls. I got them at Target for $1.50 each and it took 4 containers to do 50 pops, with a bit left over. Also, I used junior mints for the faces instead of licorice, just because I think black licorice is nasty (and the bridge mix in the recipe is expensive at Woodman's!) They're still a little crunchy but not as much as I expect the sugar pearls would have been.
I can't take credit for the super cute tins with the grass - one of the shower hostesses put those together, but they look adorable and were a great centerpiece!