I will be spending the rest of the afternoon in the kitchen and that is alright by me.  I picked up my ingredients yesterday and am just about to make some home made sushi. Nothing says Valentine's like making my favourtie food and eating as much of it as I can!! :)


I have been posting baking ideas all week trying to decide what to make for dessert tonight, and last night I made some...cake pops! Really, once I started thinking about cake pops I couldn't get them from my mind, so Valentine's cake pops had to happen.

I found an easy Valentine's cake pops tutorial on YouTube and had a go at making them last night.  It was my first time making a cake pop that was a shape (not just a ball) and also my first time using candy melts. Making them was a wee bit more challenging than just the basic ball in sprinkles that I'm used to, but I am sooo happy how they turned out. I really love the taste of the candy melts, although I found them hard to use (some of my pops cracked when the coating hardened). I am sure there is a skill to using them that I will need to perfect over time. Find the basic cake pop recipe here.

I mixed pink cake with pink icing to form the hearts
Some hearts and cake balls ready for dipping!
Some completed cake pops! Dipped and decorated!
I dipped some in milk chocolate too!
Valentine's cake poppy goodness - inside and out!

In just a few short hours I am going to be full of sushi and cake pops. Might have to go to bed early! :)

What are you doing today? Cooking/baking/eating anything fun?


Posted by Jen B On Thursday, February 14, 2013 2 comments

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun day in your kitchen. Very cool.

    I have another bake due today. Tim asked for my orange cookies, so orange cookies he shall have.

    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Hope your orange cookies turned out great! :)

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