Cake Pops... Although I've not yet attempted any of these beauties, I've been following Bakerella's blog for more than a year now, and I love her recipes. Her pancake muffins are great, as are many other tips and tricks for baking and decorating. But, this new book of hers... it is a joy to look at. Whimsical, magical, full of joy and promise. And, today I had two preschool boys absolutely enthralled by this book. You should buy it, heck, I bought two. Give one away to someone who could use a little joy in their day. I did!
The instructions are very clear, and although the pops look intricate, Angie Dudley's tips make them sound like a breeze. A fun, time-consuming breeze, but still... A fairly easy and fun little project to amuse and delight. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You could try checking it out at the library — good luck! It's a very good price on Amazon. Just sayin'.
And, for our household, these pops alone are worth the price of the book... Erik shouted "Ernie's Baby!" and hugged the book. He loves Koalas. I predict that I'll be making these dudes very soon. Oh! And there are clown pops. I have to say that I don't really even like clowns (they're in the creepy realm in my opinion), but Bakerella's are so seriously adorable that I think I may just be OK with clowns. At least the small, cute Cake Pop variety.