I love to cook with the little ones and regularly surf the net for new and exciting things to make. Before Easter, I was inspired by these gorgeous Spring Chicken Cake Pops by Bakerella.
I prepared well ahead of time. I read through all of the instructions the night before, laid out everything we needed and worked out which little one would have which job. What could go wrong?
Well…..we baked the cakes – that went all OK and we crumbled the cake, added the frosting and made the ball shapes, so far so good. Then things started to get away from me a little bit. The kids decided to start dipping the pops in the chocolate while I went to answer the door. Apparently, the decision was also taken that we would ignore the holes that mum had carefully put into the egg box for the sticks to fit into. Instead, we would repeatedly jab at any point on the box until it collapsed. Hence we ended up with these little beauties:
So just to be clear and to avoid any confusion these are the chicks from Bakerella:
and there are ours:
Difficult to tell the difference eh?
Not to be denied a delicious cake pop treat in the evening, we didn’t abandon them altogether, we decided to work with what we had and create something else. Now, even the most creative of minds can be stumped when faced with repurposing something like this:
But we were not deterred, no we looked at these and saw Monster Pops!!! So we set about decorating straight away. Apparently, there really isn’t anything that can’t be made better with green sprinkles.
Psychedelic is also a good look, because of course if one piece of decoration is good then 21 must be better – right?
Unfortunately, some were the things that nightmares are made of:
and some just seemed mildly cross to be here!
But most of them made suitable “Monster Cake Pops,” they all tasted absolutely delicious, and we still had great fun making them – and what could be better than that?