This is a very special day in Chile, because Children’s Day is celebrated in my homeland. I know that not just one day should be special, but all of them. However, it’s fun to watch and enjoy so much on a day when there are more things available than on a regular day, and when every family figures out how they want to actually celebrate. That’s why I chose a fun recipe, at least for my son, to whom I dedicate to him with all my love, this little boy that came into my life almost two years ago, and now I can only say that looking at his face is my happiness.
The cake pops are very easy to make, and my son always likes to take the Bakerella book that I have, because it is super nice and her creations are adorable. I recommend you visit her page: www.bakerella.com.
I also recommend visiting the Chilean blogs recipes search engine (in Spanish), where other blogger friends also wanted to share a recipe in honor of our children.
Finally, besides of dedicating this day and this post to my beloved son, I also dedicate it to all those children who for some unfair reason are deprived from love and the care they deserve. I wish it were possible that all children may just be happy …
- One 450gr (16 oz) baked cake of some flavor of your choice, I used chocolate
- Approximately 400 gr (14 oz) of buttercream, I also used chocolate flavor
- Chocolate candy melts, or several colors
- Popsicle sticks
- Some candies to decorate
- Parchment paper
Then, with the help of an ice cream scoop, make several evenly-sized balls from the mix, and place them over a plate covered with parchment paper. Once ready, take them again to the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate on a bain-marie (double boiler) or in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, and then keep melting for 30 additional seconds again. You may also add a little shortening to help dissolving the chocolate.
Dip the tip of the popsicle stick into the melted chocolate, and just then place the cake balls on top of it. Let these cake (with sticks) stand for a few minutes until dry. Then cover the balls with the melted chocolate, remove the excesses, decorate as you like, and let them dry.
You may use a styrofoam base to insert the sticks in there, and let the cake pops dry.
In the www.wilton.com online store, you may find all the utensils and ingredients necessary to make some wonderful cake pops.