I have to say that I’m kind of over the cupcake trend. I have traded in my baking tins for desserts on sticks now.
I made these “Smores Sticks” for a bake sale at work today, and they were a really popular item. Can’t beat how easy they are to make too:
- Take a lollipop stick and insert into the middle of a jumbo marshmallow
- Dip into melted chocolate
- Dip into crushed Golden Grahams cereal or Graham cracker crumbs
I imagine these might be fun for camping as well; simply make ahead and then when you are at the campsite roast over the campfire to get it warm and melty. Make it easier by using skewers instead of lollipop sticks.
Speaking of desserts on sticks, I also broke down and bought the Babycakes Cake Pop maker.
I know, it’s kind of cheating because half the fun of making cake pops is to get your hands messy in the crumbled cake and frosting. Let me tell you though, this made the process so much easier. Simply make your batter as you normally would and fill each cake pop reservoir with 1 tbsp batter. Cook for 4-6 minutes and you have perfect pops! No more baking the cake, waiting for it to cool, crumbling it, adding frosting, rolling into balls, etc., etc.
Even if you goof and accidentally overfill the reservoir (like I did), once the pops cool you can easily break off any extra batter that cooked on the sides.
Since they don’t have any frosting, they aren’t as dense which makes it a bit easier to get them to stay on the stick, something I always had a hard time with. The cake pop maker comes with a handy cake pop stand so you can display your creations, a two-pronged fork to pop them out when they are done cooking and a filling injector. Turns out you can use it to make donut holes too! I know what my next baking project will be.
I think I’m in love.