Cake Pops are the darlings of the pastry world. Diminutive in size, these tantalizing minis are large in scope: they can be sophisticated or casual, trendy or old-fashioned, flashy or subdued. They can be elegant, playful, or humorous, expressing the imagination of the creator. They can be or geared to a specific event, or prepare for everyday fun. Whatever the choice, they are always the center of attention, and a topic of conversation. It is almost superfluous to mention that kids will build the happiest of kitchen memories by joining the cook in creative expression. Please make a lot of these for a party: guests will want to bring some home.
Helen Attridge and Abby Foy, owners of Popcake Kitchen state, "The only thing we enjoy more than baking and eating our pops is seeing other people's reactions when they discover the unique treats we have made for them." In Cake Pops, the authors share their imaginative designs, and they are sure to captivate both old and young alike.
The authors dedicate a few pages to making cake pops. They have instructions for shaping, dipping, and decorating the cake pops that will start you on your own path to creative discovery. The book is laced with photos that show the finished product and hint at the way to serve each design. The designs range from simple to those that require a little more skill, and each recipe gives the level of skill needed, from the most basic to the most ornate.
If you want to captivate kids, you can try Teddy Bear Pops, Penguin Pops (cuter than the real ones!) Parrot Pops, maybe Caterpillar Pops. If the kids have grown up, and a wedding is at hand, Wedding Cake Pops are standouts, and the bride and groom, stars of the day can be represented, male and female, as Mr. and Mrs. Pops.
At teatime, a platter of Tea Set Pops provides a sweet pick-me-up to go with that cup of tea. To herald the first day of spring, there is a design for Spring Flower Pops, served in a flowerpot. If it's chocolate that beguiles you, the authors have designed Simple Chocolate Pops which they decorate with white chocolate stars or small chocolate-coated crispy balls.
Holidays inspire us, and you can start a year of celebrations with Valentine's Champagne Bottle Pops, and then move romantically to Sparkly Valentine's Heart Pops. Chocolate Easter Egg Pops will bewitch children when they find their Easter baskets, and humorous Bat Pops will announce Halloween, just as Stocking Pops will say Christmas is coming.