Pretty good, right? Well, this year, baby number 2 arrived a week before her birthday, so I was left on my own to top last year's cake. For Christmas, my sister gave me a great cakepop recipe book and I found the cutest puppy pops to make. They were a little complicated, so I got my sister to help out.
We started out mostly making a disaster - just a few little things, like breaking bowls, dumping chocolate on the floor, failed dipping attempts, etc...
But after we got the hang of it, I think they turned out pretty great!
Here's the simple version of how to make them:
- Make any flavor cakeballs. (Check here for cakeball directions)
- Using lollipop sticks, dip the cakeballs in either white or milk chocolate.
- Use some of the melted chocolate to add a lifesaver for the collar. It helps to slide it up the stick first, then put chocolate on the bottom of the cakeball.
- Make the ears by piping some of the melted chocolate in a teardrop shape onto a plastic spoon. Put the spoons in the freezer to harden for a couple of minutes, then pop the ears off. Attach the ears using some of the melted chocolate.
- Cut some brown mini M&M's in half, then add one for the nose.
- Using an edible ink pen, draw the eyes and mouth.
And I'm pretty sure the birthday girl loved her puppy pops, too!