With my first post, I think this is as good a place to start as any. My name is Lauren, and I am a wannabe chef/baker and as you will learn, growing into the cook I want to be has been challenging. If the first step in this process is admitting my talents are limited, then look no further than the picture posted here: the cake pop cemetery. I recently made a second batch of cake pops and they turned out a thousand times better but of course, I chose not to document my masterpieces and photograph only my horrific failure
With this first attempt, I did EVERYTHING wrong.
1. The cake did not bake properly. I’m blaming that one on the oven. And maybe the cake mix. I used Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix. I know, I knowwww.
2. I put way too much cream cheese icing in the mix. So much so that I couldn’t even form the cake into balls!
3. I should have never used chocolate. I used candy melt the second time around and found it worked way better. (It’s also harder to over-cook the candy melt like I did the chocolate bark.)
You can find the recipe for cake pops all over the internet. I kinda just did my own thing and hoped it would work out. Obviously it did not. I am planning on taking a crack at this for a third time soon and will attempt some pretty designs or something. I will definitely document this one so let’s hope they are not a complete embarrassment.