Have you ever heard of these crazy things called cake pops, cake balls or cakesicles? I must have completely missed the band wagon because apparently they became a fad last year and have been incredibly popular ever since. It has to be an American thing. Anyway, I came across these little inventions when I visited a website called www.bakerella.com. I think they're a really cute idea and I'm going to supply them at the next party I host.
Cake pops are basically little squished balls of cake and frosting. You bake up a cake, let it cool, break it into fine crumbs, stir in something to hold it all together, roll it into balls and stick a popsicle stick in them. It seems like they'd be super easy to make, and a great way to use up leftover cake (and those devastating cakes that fail or stick to the tins). They also look incredibly delicious. I suppose they would be a bit like truffles but not as rich or sweet. You can coat the balls with all sorts of things like chocolate or toffee and decorate them as you please. Oh the possibilities are endless!
I'm definitely going to have a go at making these so keep visiting The Caker and order some when I've come up with an exciting recipe. Just you wait.
Images / Bakerella and Thekitchn