Sunday, February 14, 2010
It's a Party in the North Bay
Happy Valentine’s Day! I am hoping to make (and post) this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Easy Chocolate Mousse, selected by Spike of Spike Bakes at some point today. I have been busy with other Valentine’s treats, such as these cake pops. A lot of Josh’s friends have cute little offspring and one of them is having a birthday party today. I made cake pops for her brother’s birthday last summer, so it would only be fair if I brought something special this time.
If you’ve never made cake pops before, they consist of a cake mushed with frosting balled up and dipped in candy melts or chocolate (I made some unpictured chocolate ones this time and they’re awesome). You can find out all you’ll ever need to know about making them on Bakerella. Since it is Valentine’s Day, I made them with Red Velvet Cake. I was going to use the Sweet Melissa recipe from last week, but one of my fellow bakers did a red velvet comparison and the recipe from Southern Cakes came out on top, so I tried that one. You can find the recipe here on Lulu the Baker. And I agree, it’s excellent cake.
Josh rated the chocolate-coated ones an 8.5 and the candy-coated ones an 8 for Deliciousness. I gave them a 4.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 1.88 or 1.77.