Making Cake Pops is like therapy for me. Really. I think it's because it's easy and so I don't really have to think about it when I'm doing it....instead I can think about other things. I love making cakes and working with fondant, but I love it because of the finished product, not because of the process of "doing" it. I love the process of "doing" it when it comes to cake pops. I had already made the cake balls and refrigerated them earlier in the day yesterday, so all I had to do was dip them and decorate them. I started at 10pm and got done at 1:35am. After clean up, I was in bed by 2am. Sean and Tate were both in bed while I did them. I stood over the stove and created my cake pops and thought about so much stuff. Therapy people, I tell ya! It was silent, it was glorious. I prayed a lot. If I know you, I probably prayed for you. It was wonderful and good for the soul. Who would have thought that cake pops would bring me closer to God?! It's amazing the things that food can do! Ha. :-)
So here they are today...
I don't love them as much as my Valentine's Day Cake Pops (and the snowy photo shoot made those cake pops POP in the photos too!), but still was pleased with them. They're green and many have rainbow colored sprinkles and one lone cake pop has a 4 leaf clover...those are the 3 things that I think of most when I think of St. Patrick's Day.
Green, Rainbows and 4 Leaf Clovers...
And there's a reason why there's only 1 of these 4 leaf clover beauties. This was what I thought I might do for ALL of them originally. It only took me doing it on to realize that wasnt going to happen. First of all, it wasn't as cute as I had invisioned it would be and 2nd of all, it was late and I would have been up all night long if I did them all like that!
And just proof of how late I was up. I snapped a quick picture when they were done. See the clock...1:35am on the nose. :) This was before I cleaned up.
Here is a link for the recipe I used for these the first time I made them. It says that it makes 40-50 pops, but I must make mine much smaller because it has made 70-80 pops both times I've made them.