|"And I'm proud to be an American, where the flags are so tasty. And I won't forget the eggs that died, and gave that cake to me." ...yep, it's official, I'm going to hell for that.|
|Yeah, it was a box cake. I celebrate my right to be lazy and entitled, okay?|
- Make your cake a day ahead of time, crumble into a large bowl when cooled, and mix with 2/3 of a can of frosting. I wanted lots of color, so I went with funfetti cake with lemon frosting.
- I use a cookie scoop to scoop and form each pop.
- I also recommend freezing for a half hour and then rerolling your pops to get a great form. Something about rolling 40 cake pops, by the end of it, things are looking a little wonky thanks to your claw-like phalanges. So give them and the pops a rest before one final reroll, and you'll thank me later.
|Now, on to some geometry.|
|I am really getting my money's worth out of those $4 paint brushes.|
- One bag of red, white, and blue candy melts
- Paint brushes
- Red, white, and blue luster dust
- Cake pop stand and styrofoam block
- Small jar of star sprinkles
- Cake pop sticks (you need these to make painting and dipping easier, but they will be removed in the end)
- Vodka. It is good for the soul AND the luster dusting process
|Belvedere has saved me two weeks in a row now. Is there anything a potato can't do?|
|I simply painted on the dust. I got through about 6 pops before creating another mix of vodka and luster.|
|You can really see the difference here...luster on the left, plain pop on the right.|
Once you've painted all the red pops, place aside on the counter to finish drying--this process will take about an hour. So while those are drying, you can get started on the white pops!
|Here's a better look at how much luster dust I used. This amount covered all 13 white pops with none to spare.|
|And mixed with vodka! I know it's Russian, but I have to hand it to them...vodka is a very versatile liquor. From assisting in improving baked goods to lowering your standards, it has an everyday use for sure.|
|I never want anyone to eat these. They are all that is right and beautiful in this world. You could tie ribbons on these and make them wedding cake pops quite easily. I die.|
By the time you've luster dusted the white pops, you can remove the sticks from the red pops by gently wiggling the stick until they come loose. Since the pops, now cake balls, need to sit flat, take a small paring knife and trim away any uneven bottoms. I hate uneven bottoms on cakes, chairs, and people. And surprisingly enough, a little knife action can fix the problem for all three. Once you've...unstuck? the red pops, melt the blue chocolate and skewer the 9 remaining pops before chilling in the fridge. Come back and dip the last of the pops in the blue chocolate and let set for another half an hour in the fridge. This is where time adds up...with the waiting. Could you guess patience is not a virtue I possess? If you're more than 5 minutes late to something, I think less of you as a person. Not that it matters. I think less of me as a person after what I did to that bucket of KFC earlier.
|I was reminded by these pops how much I hate the Dallas Cowboys.|
|You know exactly what I mean.|
|There is a sparkly light at the end of the tunnel.|
|Once the blue pops are dry, add all nine in the remaining square.|
|G.Wash would've loved these...wooden teeth and all.|