I have an auntie who has been so kind and generous to me since I was born, always giving me undeserving presents and treating me like a daughter. Last Christmas, she gave me a cakesicle maker so I could make goodies for my students. The whole process took hours, a lot longer than the 3 minutes it takes this machine to make cakesicles. There’s the cake, the cooling, the frosting from scratch, the decorations, the cooling again, and finally the packaging into goodie bags! It turned out looking cute and festive, but the frosting started melting the next day.
My poor memory didn’t remember making a little comment last year saying it would have been cool if it was a cake pop maker. So this year for my early Christmas present, she surprised me with a cake pop maker and kit… just in time to make Christmas goodies for this year’s students!
Step 1 (left): Mix the ingredients for the cake with my mom’s KitchenAid.
Step 4 (not shown): Dip the sticks into melted chocolate chips, and insert them into the cake pops, so that the cake pops won’t fall off the sticks.
Step 5 (not shown): Refrigerate the cake pops on the cake pop stand for 30 minutes.
Step 10: Store away the cake pop maker until I find another good occasion and a lot of free time to repeat this whole process and make the cake pops again.
All in all, making these cake pops took me around 6 hours with the help of my mom, but I think my students and friends enjoyed them, so it was worth it in the end… I guess :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!