It was such a pleasure to be making this birthday cake for Annabelle who happens to love everything to do with Cars. I’ve heard that since she was a toddler she’s slept with models of Disney Cars in both her hands…a ritual that is kept even to this age.
What I loved even more was making the cake pops for her. They say third time’s a charm and how rightly so. The very first time I made cake pops it was a bit of a disaster, it took me forever to get the consistency of the candy melts right (note: you can’t just use ANY couverture chocolate), some balls ended up with a very thick coating of chocolate.
The second time I made cake pops (my wedding cake pops), I was so eager to finish making the wedding favours for everyone so that I could get on with my other wedding prep (like getting a facial, massage…etc you know…the important stuff) that I didn’t let the cake balls thaw enough outside of the fridge that a lot of them started cracking once it was dried. Lesson learnt: Make sure you thaw it for a bit before you dip it in the candy melts.
Finally, the third time is indeed a charm. Not one cake pop was wasted in making these awesome cars. Temperature checked. Chocolate consistency checked. Job completed checked.