Doesn’t it seem like the months and holidays come around quickly? I feel like I’m ill prepared for the celebrations, and while most people are putting out flags and patriotic decor, I’m painting our backyard deck. This is my all consuming summer project and I’m about halfway done. So, I guess you can say I’m not just sitting around in a lounge chair, sipping Pina Coladas! Instead, I’m battling my deck with paint until my hands can no longer hold the brush. Well, enough excuses, I was able to squeeze in a little festive Fourth of July post.
A little background on Cake Pops according to Wikepedia:
About a month back I got hooked on making cake pops with the fun little machine, here is the link, cake pop recipe post. And so I stored my four dozen cake pops in the freezer. A little secret to easy swirling is to freeze them. So at this point you want to get everything ready before you bring them out of the freezer. So place the various cookie decorating sugars in bowls.
I like to put the candy melts (these are your frosting) in a microwavable glass mug that is deep and not too wide. Microwave for about a minute and constantly stir during that minute. Once they are melted place add a little bit of cooking oil. The oil is a key ingredient that makes the frosting smooth, this helps in giving it a thinner texture and easier to cover the cake pop. You’ll notice that after a few minutes out of the freezer, they thaw enough to insert a cute straw. If the pop has a flat side to it, insert the straw at that end.
Swirl the pop in the frosting and sprinkle with sugar. I tried rolling it in the bowl, but sprinkling worked so much better. Also, note you on have a little bit of time to sprinkle before the frosting hardens and no longer allows the sprinkles to adhere.
I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. We are planning on relaxing and taking a little break from painting our deck!