What do you get a boy who has everything? Cake pops!
I was attending a birthday party last week and asked the mom for tips on what I could get the birthday boy. “He has so many things, really,” she said. “Just come, no need to get anything.”
Well, that wouldn’t do so I asked the mom what the party’s theme was and decided to make Shaun the Sheep cake pops. I started making cake pops as a hobby and I brought them to friends’ parties and presented them as gifts so it was nice to go there again! They looked lovely lined up against the Shaun the sheep party bags she had made.
I like how the family gets into my cake pop making. Hubby asked what I would use for the wool and I said that a lot of cake pop makers used white sugar pearls (ie round white sprinkles). He said that would look fake, and suggested using white fairy floss! Now how would I find white fairy floss, not to mention manipulate them without them melting! In the end, I decided to coat one layer of white chocolate and texturize a second layer and I was pleased with how that turned out.
Sometimes it’s simpler to just use fondant to model odd shapes because chocolate and cake isn’t very pliable. Cake pop purists don’t use fondant in a cake pop but I am not against using it in limited amounts. The first cake pops on top are pure chocolate and cake, nothing else. I did another version of the sheeps with a fondant head, which looked better, but I think the first version tasted more uniform.