Cupcakes. Let’s face it. They’ve had their fifteen minutes of fame. I will, however, forever be a sucker for a Crumbs cupcake, if you’re ever hanging around USA, look em up! (Much better than Magnolia Bakery in NYC made famous by SATC. Just sayin).
Whoopee Pies had a bit of a showdown with cupcakes and gained themselves some street cred, but it’s the cake pop that’s really holding its own. A cake and frosting combo, dipped in candy melts and eaten like a lollipop. How could you possibly go wrong?!
The most famous cake pop website in cyberland is Bakerella. If you haven’t paid a visit and you’re a baking fan, I highly suggest you do so right now. To learn exactly how to make these oh so evil cakes on a stick, check out some videos on youtube like this one.
I own Bakerella’s book and it’s super cute, but whilst on vacation in New Zealand last Christmas, I promised my niece and nephew I would introduce them to the wonders of cake pop making and so we set off to Whitcoulls bookstore to see what we could find. What we discovered, was the rock n roll of cake pop making books, aptly named Top of the Cake Pops, featuring your favourite pop stars made into cakes on sticks.
Much agonising went into deciding exactly which pop star we were going to recreate, and in the end we settled on Lady Gaga. I purchased different bits and pieces from Spotlight and a local cake store, however if you have time to spare then take a look at www.thecakeshop.co.nz, stocking all the basics you’ll need. Our Lady Gaga pop can be seen below.
So what are you waiting for? There’s a pop star to be made. Out of cake and frosting. On a stick. Oh the things us girls get excited about! )