I HATE CAKE POPS!
So here is the story....
Over 2 years ago my friend and I attempted cake pops. We had been to parties where they were so cute and looked pretty easy, well they weren't. We FAILED! Every last one of them fell off the sticks when we dipped them in the chocolate. After that experience I really didn't ever want to attempt them again.
So when I go a text saying that the committee I am on volunteered me to make 80 cake pops, not just regular cake pops but ones that look like pigs. I was mad. I make cupcakes NOT cake pops. I told them that I would try but there is no promises... and everyone I talked to assured me that they were easy to make (but not one of them have ever made them before). So where did I turn? You tube and the dessert decorating blog. They make it look super easy so I figured I could do it.
After I bought all the supplies I went to work. The worst thing about them is how time consuming they are. After you cook the cake you have to let it cool. After it cools I put it in the food processor and made it into crumbs and added a 1/3 cup of frosting and mush it together. I formed it into balls and stuck it in the fridge overnight. The next morning I heated up the chocolate in the Wilton chocolate melter my mother in law gave me! I learned not to use too hot of chocolate because it changes the color of it when it cools and also adds white dots on it. Then I added the decorations, the m & m's and sprinkle ears while the chocolate was still soft. Once it hardened I drew the face on. Some of them turned out and some didn't.
After making all 80 of them I learned that I don't not like to make them, they don't make me happy.
This is one that cracked because I rushed it and hardened it in the freezer no the fridge.