What are the chances that a bird poops on me twice in 30 minutes? And what are the chances that that happens AND the Winklevii become VCs? 100% apparently. (Though, having lived through a couple of fundraises, I would say in general that the likelihood of getting funding is generally somewhere between the Winklevii becoming VCs and getting pooped on twice in 30 minutes.)
It’s enough to make you want to eat a cake pop.
The girls and I made some recently. And I discovered a new trick. See, the candy coating hardens fairly quickly into something that requires a hammer and chisel to remove. So this time, I put the candy coating in a little ziplock baggie, and then slid that into a mug, folding the mouth of the bag over the top of the mug. Did you know bags had mouths?
So what’s cool about this is that you after you’re done with the coating for the day, you can just pull the ziplock out of the mug, zip it up, and plunk it back in when you’re ready to work with it again. This time, I added in a teaspoon of shortening to help the coating go on a little smoother.
Maybe everyone else already knew this.
Anyway, we made dolphins. Bakerella has great detailed instructions on how to make pops on her site, but here are the basics. First you bake a cake. Let it cool. Then, crumble it into a large bowl.
You may have noticed above that I grew two more hands to do this more efficiently.
Next, squish the cake together with some frosting. Again, see Bakerella for expert advice, but if you use canned frosting, use no more than 3/4 of a can or the pops will be too slippery to stay on the sticks.
Now go to your local police station before you wash your hands and see what happens.
Next, shape them into balls…or in this case, dolphin-ish things. Stick them in the fridge to chill overnight.
When the dolphin-ish things are firm, take them out five or so at a time and dip. We decorated these with just candy coating and edible pen.
Maybe you can’t tell these are dolphins. Some of them have tumors. Our waters are very polluted nowadays.
Some look like T-Rex. I believe he was an ancestor.
Oh, whatever. Cake pops are for eating. So we ate them.