Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Cake pops III

You may well be asking what happened to cake pops II...  Truth is that they didn't work out quite so well and I am too ashamed of the results to display them on this blog BUT it was all good testing because I think this last batch look pretty neat!

The secret lies in actually following the advice given in the cake pops book "pop bakery" by Claire O'Connell

Cake pops require patience, practice and a steady hand (and a sweet tooth), I hope to add them to my online cupcake store menu very soon!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Cake pops - cake splops!

Be warned, the following blog contains images of cake pops that some readers may find disturbing...
Starting with crumbed chocolate cake, then added the "glue" (cream cheese, butter, icing sugar = frosting), mulched up into a gooey mix!

Rolled into truffle-sized cake balls...

Dipped in melted chocolate (VERY MESSY - I need to perfect this part!) and sprinkled with colourful er, "sprinkles".  Left to harden off in a cool place...

No they're not supposed to have the excess bit of chocolate around the top but as I said, it is work in progress!

Despite appearances I can confirm first hand that these are by far one of the tastiest, yummiest treats I have made and I can't really take the credit - it is all thanks to Bakerella!  I have a few supplies coming by parcel tomorrow so I shall continue the quest for the perfect cake pop before I unleash them on the paying public.  In fact, I don't normally eat the cupcakes I make (simply because too much of a good thing never did anyone's waistline any good) BUT I have just been into the kitchen and snaffled one - yum!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Cake Pops come to Guildford!

Okay well not quite yet BUT I am experimenting...  Someone pointed me in the direction of Bakerella - how cool/cute are they?!  So I've baked my basic chocolate cake and it can't cool fast enough - I wanna get cake popping!  I hope to add them to my regulars in time for Easter, maybe before so stay tuned.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Little Cake Factory is open again following maternity leave!

Dear cupcake-blog readers,

I'm sure some of you will have seen the tumbleweed gathering outside Little Cake Factory's front door over the last 4 months - well, it has blown away and Little Cake Factory is once again baking!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching (and various supermarkets skipping Valentine's and going straight into Easter...), we are offering our signature Raspberry and White Chocolate Valentine's cupcakes once again - back by popular demand.

I have a few exciting additions to make to the regular menu and will post them here when they become available.  I have been perfecting the art of the Whoopie Pie - stay tuned...

That's it for now, thanks for reading,
LCF Girl