Out With A Pop

Happy New Year!

Hopefully 2011 has gotten off to a great start for you, and you've got some wonderful things planned. 

My year began wonderfully with friends, cocktails, and a good few tunes blasting from the ol' I-pod.

Sadly today couldn't be more different. I've spent most of the day planning an essay, which I'd already planned and written but which turned out to go against all the guidelines on the module handout.

Resolution 1 : READ THE QUESTION.

But hey ho, it's planned [again] now so all I need to do is type it up. And that 'starting as you mean to go on' thang is overrated right? Go on, humour me.

And anyway, if I do happen to make the same mistake again, I've got the perfect solution.

It's cake.

Covered-in-chocolate-coated-in-sprinkles-and-attached-to-a-stick-kinda-cake to be precise.

Say hello to the cake-pop. If you haven't come across these babies yet you need to get yourself over to Bakerella's site. She's a culinary genius. She can make the most adorable cakes, biscuits, and all things sweet and I've even spotted her book in a few shops here in the UK.

I won't pretend my attempt comes anywhere close to Bakerella's standard. She can make cake look so cute you don't want to eat it for goodness sake. I'm yet to experience such a feat.

What I will say is that this recipe was easy and delicious. Simple sponge cake mixed with and covered in melted chocolate. Did I mention these were delicious?

They definitely weren't perfect. Some were drippy....

Some were splodgy [technical term]...

But they certainly went down well with the family.

With that I'll wish you all a very happy 2011, hopefully it will be filled with health, happiness and achievement.

Or at the very least a good measure of cake.



Ella said...

happy new year! those look tasty but im supposed to be being healthy now ha! xxx

Ellie said...

The cake pops look lovely! I need to try these out soon, been meaning to for ages. Happy new year lovely! x

Maria Fallon said...

Belle - thanks, happy NY to you too :D and the beauty of these is that they're bite size so you can just have a taste...my trouble is knowing when to stop!

Eleanor- thank yoou! Happy NY :D

Abbie said...

A splodge or drip of chocolate here and there adds character to a spot of baking I feel! They still look scrummy!

Happy New Year! xx

Unknown said...

Omg need those cake pops in my life now! Hope you've had a great day despite the essay, good luck. Now to get cracking with mine....

Winnie said...

Happy new year to you too!

Those cake pops are amazing, I really want to make some now! Hope I get to meet you girls this year! Has to be done right?!!

Sherin said...

Ahh, sorry to hear you didn't have a great 1st day to the new year.

But those cakes look amazing!!! So delicious. I'm a sucker for anything sweet.

daisychain said...

Oh gosh they look divine! I must attempt these x

Maria Fallon said...

Abbie- yeah, I'm all for a splodgy dessert now and then!!

Kb- if they were postable I'd send some...thought even then they'd be eaten on route to the post office!

Winnie- deffo give them a try :) and YES. a Brum blogger visit is on the cards this yr

Sherin- sadly I'd eaten them all before said day so they couldn't even cheer me up!

Laura- make sure you do - that recipe's so easy ! yum


Anonymous said...

These looks amazing! Damn I want one now! But like Belle I'm trying to be healthy, but you know in case I need a bit of a treat I'm deffinately making these! xx

Maria Fallon said...

Claire- goodo! Everyone needs a treat once in a while :D