Let me preface this post by saying this:
I bake a lot. I bake a lot of pretty things, a lot of chocolate things, mostly in the form of cakes. Cakes that probably weigh more than 5 lbs and are 6 inches high. I don’t make a lot of single size snacks, simply because I love cakes and intricate pastries. The single size snacks that I do bake, don’t always pack well or they are extremely messy.
That being said, I have a child that goes to school. This weekend they were having a fair. This fair included a bake sale. Baking is right up my alley, so I was happy to donate some goodies to the cause.
For the last bake sale in December, I baked a cake. Cakes don’t sell so well when people want a snack right at that moment. I decided to skip the cake. I also learned that kids sell baked goods and kids like bright shiny things.
I settled on cake pops. Cake on a stick. Kids were sure to ask for those.
I have never made a cake pop before, but it didn’t look too hard. Fortunately, I have beginners luck. I tend to do things well the first time around and screw it up the second, third, …
I used the recipe from Bakerella’s cake pop cookbook, but I didn’t get overly creative (I was on a bit of a baking time crunch, lots to do, not a lot of time to do it).
These are GREAT for a bake sale! I packed them up in a basket, so that they looked like a bouquet. Even my kids asked if they could have one while we were at the fair and they had helped me make them. My oldest daughter said they looked so pretty wrapped up. I agree with her.