Today is Tre's (gulp) 13th birthday! And to celebrate, instead of cake, I thought I would make cake pops as seen on Bakerella
and they turned out horribly wrong. So when I woke him up.....Instead of greeting him with cake pops - I made some very-easy-almost-fail-proof-pull-out-of-the-swirly-cardboard-tube cinnamon rolls.
Thank you Pillsbury! I had one cake pop that kind of came out, so I let him eat it. Yesterday, I realized things were going horribly wrong quite early, so I had lots of cake balls left for today.
So I tried again. First, I am not sure I got the consistency of the cake balls right. I think they were slightly too mushy. Also, yesterday, the red candy melts were NOT melting. They were clumping. I even tried to add butter, which made them seize even more.
So today, I set aside the red glop and decided to break out the dark mint melts to see if they would melt better. Better, but not perfect, so when I put the stick into a cake ball and the skewered ball into the chocolate, the stick came out naked with cake ball still submerged in the chocolate. However, the chocolate was still pliable enough for me to stir the chocolate over the ball and spoon them out.
Then I tried the red one more time with some yellow candy melts added because so much of my red seized and I threw it out. I did put some paraffin in and it seemed to help a bit. I got two to stay on the sticks up right.
And then after he came home, it was time to go to the Boy scout camping trip and I shoved foods down their faces and forced them to hurry until we left and so no more pictures were taken. But oh how I love my boy! Happy Birthday Tre!!!!!!!