Friday, 2 December 2011

5 reasons you should check out Bakerella's book/website and make cake pops!

List by Tosca

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
- Jim Davis

Angie Dudley. Bakerella. Cake pops! No idea what I'm talking about? Then I'm about to school you. Earlier this week I spotted a mention of cake pops on a friend's Facebook status update, and loved it. Absolutely. Loved. It. You can see a pic of her cake pops to the left :) So, what exactly is a cake pop? It's a little cake that sits on a stick. Doesn't seem like much when I put it like that, does it? Give it to Angie Dudley and my Facebook friend, though, and they turn it into a work of art. If you don't believe me, then check out her hugely popular Bakerella.com site. Initially, I was afraid to even look at the instructions because they look complicated. Reader comments, though, all talk about how simple the process really is. How could you not want to see it/make it/touch it/eat it? I was desperately wanting to get my hands on a copy of her book. Unfortunately for me (fortunately for Bakerella), every copy is out :( So I did the next best thing, and popped on over to Bakerella.com and was blown away by what you can do with a bit of cake and a stick. (No, that's not a euphemism). Don't take my word for it, though. Below the fold you'll be able to find out a bit more about the book.



"What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy (use boxed cake mix Bakerella does!) and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more."

Why should you take out this book and/or visit Bakerella.com?

So much visual goodness!
Muppets. Sesame Street. Cupcakes. Ice. Spiders. Pie. Cheesecake. Candy. So much brightly coloured cake pop goodness it'll blow your eyeballs. And your mind.

Cuteness overload
Adorable sweet treats! Adorable like fat babies, fluffy bunnies, disgruntled looking kittens and sleepy puppies. That kind of cuteness overload. (I would like to point out, though, that there are no fat babies, fluffy bunnies, disgruntled looking kittens or sleepy puppies).

Engaging site!
The peoples, they leave the comments :P They also try the recipes and share tips and tricks, so there's a lot of give and take.

They haz cheezecake!
My kryptonite: chocolate and cheesecake. Bakerella's website? Has both *flails*

Because I can't make them without killing them and I'm never gonna get close to anything like it if you guys don't make them and send me pics!
Send pics here: tosca.waerea@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz :)

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