|All ready to be bagged up and eaten.|
Have I told you before that I love babies? Well I do. I love them even more when they don't belong to me. Don't get me wrong, Pork Chop was the worlds cutest baby! Don't believe me? Well you take a look and let me know what you think.
|Yes that is a picture of a picture. This was taken when he was just a little Pork Chop. And yes he did that on his own. He had attitude even at that age. And yes that is on my fridge, I mean really how could I not put it up.|
Try to forget that he got that from Hubby, I am the one that swears, Hubby must have taught him this.
Anyway, babies are great, and when you have a baby you usually have a baby shower. And baby showers mean treats. And this is my super long way of getting a cute picture of Pork Chop on the blog, and working in a few yummies.
So a friend of my sister in law was having a last minute shower, which lead her to ask me to make stuff. I did not have a lot of time so we had to choose simple. And simple is cake pops. Or in this cake brownie pops. I could live off of these, and by I could, I mean I really should.
To make these you just make some brownies and crumble them up with frosting, I know I have shown it before a few times, so I am just going to pretend you all know what I am talking about. In case you don't here it is.
So I was very lucky that these were a simple pop, the ones that you don't have to make perfectly round and they are going to be standing up. I started with my mix and made larger balls and chilled them.
|All done, and I am so glad it was an easy letter. Could you imagine doing like a "Q" or something? Things you should keep in mind when you name your child. Just saying.|
Then I melted my candy melts and got to work dipping them all. I started by putting out a sheet of parchment paper and dipping the end of each lolli pop stick in the melts. Then I put the sticks about half way into the ball, and let them set up a few seconds before I started dipping the whole thing. It did not take too long. Once they were dipped I let them set and warm up, because if there is one thing I know, my stupid cake balls are going to crack. And when they did I just dipped them again and they were all good.
Now for this little baby, we wanted to have a monogram on them, in pink. So I took some pink candy melts and melted them, I used a disposable piping bag and a #2 tip. Now you could use a squeeze bottle or a paper cone, but I like the control I have with a piping bag.
I also want you to know that I finally figured out how to lower the power on my microwave. This may in the future make using white candy melts better. It may also not, who knows, just wanted to let you know I finally after 10 years and not reading the instructions, figured it out. I am smart!
|I had some extra, as I always do, and just figured I would play around. My writing is horrible, even worse on a sideways cake ball.|
|I was too lazy to put his full name.|
|This could either be rude, or like Alice in Wonderland. I opt to think Alice in Wonderland.|
So I piped on the H's and let them set up fully. Then I just bagged them up, tied them up and put them in the cool basement to wait until Hubby delivered them. I never put them in the fridge as they will crack and get condensation. There is nothing in them that would go bad from sitting out a bit, so it was all good.
So here's to other peoples babies, and me having a reason to each chocolate!
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