Amanda Hawman!!! Amanda, we want to see the creations you make with this mold, so be sure and submit pictures of your beauties to me. Congratulations!!! We have a new contest starting today for the Gourmac Anytime Cookie Stamps so be sure to check as I will be posting the contest very soon.
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Here are the official rules for the My Little Cupcake Pop Mold give-away: You must subscribe to this blog, you must LIKE my blog Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mommy-Ramblings/142284565832382 , then you must share this contest on your Facebook status and have all friends you refer post a comment on my blog fan page that “you” sent them. When you have done all these things, post a comment on my blog fan page that you have done these things and put a link to your Facebook page with the shared status. The person who has the most referrals at the end of the contest will win the mold. Good luck everyone!!! If you can’t wait and have to have one right now, you can visit the website at http://www.mylittlecupcakepop.com/ and order direct from there or they are available on Amazon.com.
Contest is for one new boxed mold!
The first step to making the cake pops is to make a cake. Actually, the recipe on this mold recommends using a bag of crushed oreos and a block of cream cheese but I want to make more traditional cake balls so I am going to use red velvet cake and make my own cream cheese frosting. Anyhow, once Ethan heard I was baking a cake, it was all over. I knew I better whip up some funfetti brownies at the same time because he could never wait through all the steps for the cake ball pops. He sat right up next to the island in his high chair to watch every detail and to help clean away the evidence.
The brownies before baking.
The Red Velvet Batter
Pouring into the pans. I did use a mix for the cake but I am making my own cream cheese icing.
Licking up the evidence.
Brownies are done! Ethan was so anxious for them to be done that when they had about 5 minutes left he told me to go to the oven and push the button. I am flattered that my son thinks I possess that kind of power, that I can miraculously just make brownies done by pushing a button. I explained to him that they would be done when the time was up and that me pushing buttons would not make it any faster. Silly kid.
There was no cooling that was going to happen. I had some very impatient customers.
When I asked Ethan to smile, he told me he was eating. Then he quickly shoved another bite in his mouth.
A mouth full of brownie and a truck, is there anything better?
I am so excited. I have two product reviews and give-aways coming up and many more to follow. I will let you know that the first is a “My Little Cupcake POP Mold.” It is super cute and I will be doing a full review and making the cake pops hopefully today or tomorrow. I will also update with the specifics of the contest later but I will tell you, you need to subscribe to my blog and like my Facebook fan page to be elgible for this and all future give-aways. I have a lot of great stuff coming up as well, so stay tuned.
I was looking at some baking videos on YouTube and I found a very long one of an older woman making “cake balls.” I was unsure of what they were exactly and the video was a bit comical though not intended to be. When I first saw the slight haphazard demonstration, I was taken aback. Why would anyone want to do that? With the urging of a good friend to look a little deeper, I did. Okay, so I found better pictures and videos of ”cake balls” or “cake pops” and I think I am going to have to make them just for spite. : ) In case you have not yet heard of this confection, it is simply a baked cake of any flavor broken up into crumbs and then mixed with frosting. You then form the moist sweet mixture into balls and freeze them. Then you dip the frozen balls into chocolate and decorate as you wish. Below, you will find some very cute examples of cake balls. I do not think my first attempt will be comparable to anything like this but a girl can dream.
Anyway, some of them are downright cute and look very yummy. I do like the idea of making them and wrapping them individually as a centerpiece for a birthday party that the guests can take with them. Some are done two-tone or with added sprinkles and candies or to look like iced cupcakes on sticks. There is a large variety and from perusing one of my cake decorating groups, apparently very popular. I guess, I am a little out of the loop as far as cake balls go. So, in a way I feel like I am in a Dr. Seuss book and after saying how I would not, could not, eat those cake balls, I am going to make and try them after all. So don’t hate on the cake balls just yet. You might like them, you will see, try them and you may you see. Still learning lessons from the good Dr. Seuss.