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Breakfast of champions.

We headed to a fun birthday party last weekend and I offered to make cake pops.  It was a rock-n-roll theme and I had grand plans to figure out a way to make guitar shaped pops.  Unfortunately, some sniffles and other small ailments that go with the current territory put an end to such lofty ambitions.  So I defaulted to our tried and true design of sprinkles and the celebratory birthday number.

I am getting pretty good at these, so much so that it was no problem to put them together a few hours before heading out the door.  Actually, the real reason the process went so quickly is that my mother-in-law brought me a lil dipper 1.5 quart crockpot when she last visited.  It's awesome!  It keeps the dipping chocolate melted and at the perfect temperature.  This means no more running back and forth to the microwave to zap and coax the coating into something workable.

The mom of the birthday boy sent the leftover pops home with us--claiming her family's sugar quota for the week was the remaining half sheet of birthday cake.  I put up a show of resistance.  But really, who am I kidding?  The boys were thrilled, as was I.  Whenever there are cake pops in the house, I have one for breakfast with my coffee every morning* until they are gone.  And yes, I hide in the pantry to do it.  I have one left.  It's out of reach for the under-seven set, way in the back of the fridge, on the top shelf.  I must admit that I feel a little guilty and selfish about my strategic storage.  But it's nothing a cake pop won't fix.  I hope you have something sweet in store for you this weekend, too--Happy Friday!


*And in other news that may or may not be related to this (as well as a recent delivery of many, many boxes of Girl Scout cookies)--I finally started training for the Marine Corps Half marathon.

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Reader Comments (6)

This post may be the first time I could be even remotely convinced you are human! It is quite reassuring.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Jenny--ha! You've been here so you know all too well how human I am. A struggling one at that!! :)

February 26, 2010 | Registered CommenterSandra

Delicious! I have to make these one of these days, I keep seeing them on the web. Yours look so delicious. I love to have a treat like this in the morning, too - but before my kids get up - I feel so guilty if they catch me with a snack since I always try to get them to eat healthy.

I don't think I'm fooling anyone though.

Can't wait to explore more of your blog - got here from Gingerbread Snowflakes.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Sandra-- I love, love, love your blog! I'm bookmarking lots of these fun crafty projects to try once I have time. You inspired me to make these cake pops (well actually just cake balls-- no lollipop sticks in Italy!) to bring to work. How do you roll them in the frosting without getting fingerprints or utensil prints all over them? I had to liberally apply sprinkles to cover the messiness (and even then, I only coated the top 3/4 of the ball with chocolate). Thanks for all the great ideas!

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Love this idea! I want to try and make some for my sons birthday,its not until May so I have plenty of time to practice!
Following from MBC FFF

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Tammy-yes! I set a very poor example if they catch me--but I've gotten pretty good at sneaking. Thanks for stopping by. I love Pam's blog & was so tickled when she mentioned me in her recent post!

Hi Meredith! Miss you!! I use a dipping fork to dip then suspend the cakeball above the melted chocolate, then tap & shake a bit, then let it set up. They never turn out perfect but sprinkles/decorations definitely help! BTW, I think of you often, but especially when I eat Swedish Fish or any orange snack item (though I have never again constructed a lunch entirely of orange colored food items--we had talent!)...

Hi Jessica--your little one will love them. Our youngest eats his weight in them. Thanks for stopping by!

March 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterSandra

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