Or the lazy. Or those who aren’t at all lazy but would much prefer a nap.
They are baked cakes, crumbled and mixed with icing, then rolled into balls, frozen, impaled on a stick and dipped in chocolate. I say this as a lover of frosting and one known to finish the leftover frosting on other peoples’ plates: the thought doesn’t appeal. (No offense Bakerella – I really think you’re great and the pops are adorable. They just make my teeth ache.)
It occurred to me that one could forgo the baking, crumbling, mixing, shaping and freezing (not that, as you know, I’m against spending time in the kitchen) and move straight to the aesthetic part of the cake pop by cheating with cake pop implants: Timbits.
1) Buy cake-doughnut Timbits.
2) Impale on sticks (lollipop sticks from Michael’s or another craft store, or wooden coffee stirrers).
3) Melt chocolate – any kind – and dip them in.
4) Let them sit on a plate or piece of waxed paper or foil until set. If you like, sprinkle with coconut, coarse sugar or sprinkles.
Admittedly, they are about as sweet as anything I’ve eaten. But the Timbits shave some time off the process – and aren’t cake pops mostly about cuteness?
If you do want to take the scenic route, there’s a full-on cake pop recipe over here.
Hey! I have a new plan for Free Stuff Fridays.
Since I’m not always on the ball on Fridays (surprising, I know), often not making the connection that it’s Friday or when I do, not having the gumption to come up with the free stuff I may have tucked away earlier in the week, I thought I’d remove the Fridays from the free stuff.
That’s right! It’s open season! I added a little tab up top – see it? free stuff? – and what I’ll do is put stuff there once in awhile – not necessarily on a Friday, just to throw y’all off. And because I even more often forget that it’s Tuesday and I’m supposed to be drawing a winner, I’ll put stuff up there and then take it down when I draw a winner, and that way there will be no missing of boats. If there’s something up there it will be up for grabs, and if not, you’ll know. Sound foolproof?