Cake Pop Favors
I learned a few things last week when I made these cake pop favors for a baby shower.
1. Safflower oil is not a good substitute for canola oil when baking a cake. It repels candy melts.
2. Kids love oily chocolate cake balls as a mid-afternoon snack after swimming in the pool. Especially with a little frosting on top.
3. Keep extra candy melts and paramount crystals on hand when making cake pops. Like DOUBLE the amount you think you need. **Big thanks to Hubs for driving to Mary Carter in the middle of his packing for a long trip to retrieve the aforementioned supplies.**
4. You must melt the candy melts in a medium sized bowl vs. a small bowl that heats up too quickly and overcooks the candy melts. Because then you have lumpy candy and you're back to #3.
5. Humid, hot July is NOT the season for cake pops. Check back in the fall.
Oh for the *former* love of baking!