I have a conundrum. I can’t decide how I feel about cake pops. They are cute, but they are painstaking work for very little gustatory satisfaction.
With leftover cake scraps, as well as leftover pink gum paste, I decided to try some cake pops that might look like flowers. Using a flower cutter, I punched out a few sizes of flowers, and once hardened, I painted them with food coloring mixed with vanilla extract. (For a more in-depth explanation of how to actually make the cake pop, click here for Chicago Cubs cake pops, here for roses, or here for Easter eggs.)
Once the flowers were painted and the pops were ready, I used a little bit of melted candy melts to stick them together.
Put a little styrofoam circle in the bottom of a planter, surround with some decorative grass, and stick in your cake pop. Ta-da!
They might look like flowers from the front, but the cake pops are definitely hiding back there! 🙂
Cute, right? I can just imagine them as decorations at a garden party, or favors at a bridal shower, with the colors, of course, customized to the event.
But again, it’s just… they’re, like, two bites. Honestly. All that work for two bites.
BUT THEY’RE SO CUTE!
Let me know what you think in the comments. Yay or nay to the pop?