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How to make cake pops!

I was approached recently to do a cake pop demo for the local mosque’s Family Fun Day fundraiser. I accepted and a few days later got hit with the worst flu I’ve ever had. Alhumdulillah I’m much better. I thought it would be a nice idea to create a tutorial for the blog as well as an extra visual reference for anyone who needs one after the demonstration.



How to make cake pops graphic



How to make cake pops!

Ingredients

  • You’ll need
  • – Cake pops or cake pop mixture (see below)
  • – Chocolate melts (or candy melts)
  • – Decorations (see below for ideas)
  • – Styrofoam block or baking paper lined surface
  • – Cake pop sticks

Instructions

1. Make your cake pop mixture.

2. Roll into even sized balls (approx. 1 inch diameter).

3. Place on a baking paper lined surface or a Styrofoam block,

4. Place the cake balls into the fridge/freezer until chocolate is set.

5. Dip your sticks into the melted chocolate about 2cm up.

6. Press the chocolate coated sticks into the cake pop just over half way in.

7. Place the cake pops in the fridge/freezer until chocolate is hard.

8. Ensure chocolate is still liquid and remove the cake pops.

9. Dip each cake pop into the chocolate ensuring all the cake pop is covered.

10. Gently tap off the excess dripping chocolate.

11. Decorate the cake pops as you wish.

How to make cake pop mixture

Standard cake pop
Bake a cake. You can use a box mix or your favourite easy recipe.
Once cooled crumble the cake and add frosting.
You’ll need approximately 1/3 cup of frosting per 3 cup of crumbed cake.
Remember this could vary greatly depending on the type of cake and it’s moistness. Add a little frosting at a time until you get a moist mouldable mixture that will hold shape.

Oreo cake pop truffle recipe
400g Oreos
250g softened cream cheese
Crush your oreos until they’re fine crumbs. Add in your cream cheese and mix extremely well. Roll into balls.

Cake pop baking mould
Use your favourite moist cake/cupcake recipe. Fill the mixture into the bottom rounds of the pan. Keep an eye on them baking, these will bake a lot quicker than normal cupcakes.

Decoration ideas
-fondant decorations
-coloured sugar (simply mix food colouring with sugar and let dry)
-extra chocolate (or candy melts)
-miniature candies
-sprinkles
-food colouring pens

http://modestmunchies.com/how-to-make-cake-pops/

 

Shoes! Left or Right?

My son is that age where he can put on most of his shoes by himself. The problem is he gets mixed up with right and left, as most kids do, I suppose.



shoe stickers



I saw a picture of shoe stickers like this online once and thought it was brilliant. If your kids need a hand with left and right too, give this a go.

Read the instructions below or check out my quick YouTube tutorial.

 

Shoe Stickers

a piece of felt
a marker
scissors
good quality craft glue (non-toxic)

Cut small pieces of felt into shapes (go for shapes that don’t have pointy edges, see a list of ideas below) . Cut each shape in half. Stick the right side of the shape into the inner left of the right shoe, and the left sticker into the inner right of the left shoe. When you put the shoes together, they stickers should line up.

Here’s more shape ideas (for boys and girls):

  • circles (soccer, tennis, basket, beach ball)
  • squares or rectangles
  • cars or other vehicles
  • road signs
  • bolts or other tools
  • hearts
  • rainbows
  • flowers
  • butterflies

The next time your child wants to put their shoes on, they can easily line them up. It may not solve the problem completely, but it’s definitely a start.

Hope this helps some kids out their still finding their feet (excuse the pun). As well as mummies or daddies that have the tiresome job of having to swap their kids shoes around all the time.