Once You POP, the Fun Don’t Stop

I think I may have a problem.

I feel a fever coming on.

And the only prescription is…

More cake pops!!

*I have no association with Pringles, nor did I ask their permission to use their brilliant slogan as the title of my post. I did find it rather fitting for this post, however!

My first cakepops! Princess-themed…

For so long, I resisted.

When I worked at Starbucks, I handed pop after pop through the drive-thru window and into the eager hands of caffeinated customers.

While Christmas shopping, I stuck up my nose at the plethora of do-it-yourself kits lining the mercantile walls.

It’s just another fad, I said… Cake on a stick, I said.

What’s the big deal?

In early October of the year 2012, let it be known: Mrs. Webb’s era of cake-pop-hating and fad-resisting has officially drawn to a close.

They are just too CUTE!!

I may be biased. Like a proud parent, I am. But after the long process of baking, scraping, shaping, dipping, and decorating… wouldn’t you feel a tiny bit invested?

In all seriousness, I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty these little treasures turned out to be. And I now see what all the fuss is about!

Not only are they perfectly portioned for an after-dinner bite and convenient for carting around plate-free, but they are also super versatile. I’ve got loads of ideas for different variations of cake for the inside, and for fun holiday themes on the outside.

And as someone who is really big on texture, the contrast of the hard chocolate on the outside and the soft, dense cake on the inside took this dessert over the top!

Bliss, I tell you, bliss!

I chose to go for a classic combo for my trial run- my favorite devil’s food* recipe for the cake portion and a subtly sweet chocolate buttercream frosting for the binder. I covered it in white chocolate to cut the richness of the interior with something a little sweeter… Plus, Wilton’s just so happened to have purple white chocolate melts that I absolutely needed to have for the princess theme!

I am not going to type out the technical instructions for assembling the cake pops, as the web is already littered with instructional videos and recipes, and I am also betting you have already made these if you are wiser than I (and less stubborn, perhaps)! If I were you, though, I would go straight to the source if you are setting out to make these for the first time: a blogger named bakerella is credited to creating the cake pop, and on her web site is everything you need to know about dipping, decorating, and forevermore obsessing over cake pops. You have been warned.

Now, go find a friend, and dip! Or, invite me over! I’ll be your friend if cake pop making is involved!

*the devil’s food recipe is one of several recipes on the page that it is linked to… It is totally worth scrolling down and making!