I was going through the hundreds of pictures I've accumulated over the past month (ridiculous, I know, time to start deleting) when I noticed a few Easter pictures that I hadn't posted. Or, rather, Easter preparation pictures. Nora and I made a special Easter treat this year to share with everyone and I forgot to tell you all about it. It starts with a crumbled chocolate cake; gluten-free in our case, but any basic chocolate cake recipe will do.
Throw in a can of delicious, fake, grocery store frosting. Here you can tell Nora thinks all her dreams have come true.
Mix the frosting and cake crumbs together until they're an even consistency. Observe said combination. Wonder if Mom will notice if you stick your finger in it one more time. (She will.)
Roll about two tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cake/frosting combo.
Now forget to take pictures of yourself melting white chocolate, dipping lollipop sticks in it and sticking one in each cake ball. Also forget to photograph the chilling of the pops for ten to fifteen minutes. Dip the chilled cake pops in melted white chocolate, colored white chocolate, or really any chocolate of choice. Follow the directions of the true master, Bakerella, by clicking on the link. Then marvel at the cuteness that follows.Nora loved these pops so much she decided to give one a hug. Of course, she had no problem eating it after. Like mother, like daughter.
Here is the final product- and there were a lot of them! I only made one 9x13 cake and used one can of frosting, but it still made almost three dozen pops.
We packaged them up and headed to Nanny and Grampy's house to begin the Easter celebrations. Egg dyeing was the first order of business.
I think I pretty much covered Easter day in an earlier post, so you get the gist of what happened the next day. I'll be sure to finish up the vacation photos I have to post. I'm so on track, right?