Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The dessert of one thousand steps

Last year at this time I was preparing for Fashion Week.  This year I am living in the land of cake pops. Cake pops are a old news, but my daughter adores them and had her heart set on making them for all of her friends at school.  There are many blogs out there from which you can get recipes and directions, so I am just going to give you a warning.  It took us all afternoon and evening to make these.  This is the dessert of one thousand steps - 1) make the cake, 2) make the icing, 3) mix the cake and icing together, 4) roll into a million little balls, 5) refrigerate balls for 2 hours, 6) melt chocolate, 7) dip the balls into chocolate, 8) cover with sprinkles, 9) beg your husband to find more styrofoam to hold up the chocolaty cake pops while they dry, 10) wipe all of the chocolate off of your children before they start touching other things in the house, 11) attempt to sweep up all of the rolly sprinkles and then resort to picking up each one with your fingers.  So, maybe that was only 11 steps, but it felt like the making of the cake pops would never end.  I like to be a little more "make it and move on" with my desserts (or even "buy it at the store and serve it on a nice plate").  However, my daughter enjoyed every minute.

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