Having a Rockstar Party? Or does your child just love singing and microphones? Make them some Microphone Cake Pops and they’ll love to sing with their dessert!
Yesterday in the car, after a parking lot scolding session, Jordan made a nasty imitating face of me when she thought I wasn’t looking.
My first thought was, “Oh no she didn’t!” complete with head bobbing and finger wagging.
My second one was “Do not laugh.” I had to bite my tongue and pretend to blow my nose to cover the chuckling.
I called her out on it and her first words were? “I didn’t do it!”
Of course. That’s the first thing every kid all over the world says.
She finally admitted to it a few hours later, because she wanted her iPod back.
Apparently, 8 is the new 12. Are we actually to that point where she no longer is upset when I get mad at her? Mocking me today, sneaking out of the house to meet her boyfriend tomorrow. OMG.
It’s only been a month since she turned 8. I guess she’s forgotten all about all the fun things I did for her birthday.
Like Microphone Cake Pops. Fun party treats for a fun rockstar party that no one mocked me for.
I was originally going to buy a mold for microphone pretzel pops. But when I ordered them and the company never responded and it seemed I would never actually receive the mold, inspiration hit me.
Duh. Cake balls + pretzel rods + silver sprinkles = Microphone Cake Pops.
You can make your cake pop mixture out of whatever flavors you want. I used a chocolate cake mix and vanilla frosting. I made large cake balls, using my 2 tablespoon cookie scoop.
Now, if you know me at all, you know I suck at pops of any sort. So if I can get these babies to stay on a pretzel rod, so can you.
Here are a few tips for dipping cake pops:
1. Keep your chocolate warm while you work. Heat an electric griddle (I have a Cuisinart Griddler – it’s my most used kitchen appliance) to 200 degrees and cover it with two kitchen towels. Set your bowl of melted chocolate on top and it will stay liquid while you dip.
2. When dipping pops, use a drinking glass or a coffee mug. I got this tip from my friend Karyn, who is the Cake Pop Queen. I used a large drinking glass for these pops, one of those wide-mouthed plastic ones. You want the chocolate deep enough that you don’t have to swirl or move your pop too much when dipping. Movement = Bad. Movement = Pop falls off stick.
3. Make sure your pops are cold. And make sure you dip your stick (or pretzel rod) in a little chocolate first, before inserting it into the cake ball.
4. After dipping the entire cake ball in chocolate, no swirling, remove it and use your free hand to tap the hand holding the pop, not the pop itself. Do this to get rid of the excess chocolate.
5. Always prepare a drying area before you start dipping. I like to fill a wide-mouthed vase with rice to stick my pops in, especially these ones, with pretzel rods. If you are using lollipop sticks, you can also use styrofoam.
6. Your child will love you if you make these. Not really a tip, but true. Your daughter’s friends will think you’re the best mom ever, and even her teacher will gaze at you in wonder that you made edible microphones.
But they probably won’t mock you for it. Or make faces when they think you aren’t looking.
If 8 is the new 12 then 12 is the new…
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