At the risk of sounding all, “Wow! Have you seen these amazing treats?” and getting a laugh in return because you’ve been eating them since Christmas, what do you think of Cake Pops? I came across them for the first time earlier this week at a three-year-old’s birthday party. Which probably does mean I’m as out of date as blue and pink eyeshadow. The party was held at the soft play centre with cafe It’s a Kid’s Thing in Earlsfield (good party games, friendly staff, excellent coffee but blimmin’ noisy)
The mother had laid on bowls of cake pops for the mothers, which probably explained why so many of us hung around. You know what it’s like, often a case of ”dump and run to Sainsbury’s” when it comes to parties… The cake pops, made by The Little Cakepop Company (follow them on Facebook) were things of beauty. Iced in pale blue and twinkling with stars, sugar strands and silver balls, in two beautiful bites each was gone. Which makes them almost calorie-free, unlike the other cake craze still going on, the stunning but deadly cupcakes.
Son three kindly ‘stole’ three cake pops to take home to his brothers. Very nice they looked too until he shook them into crumbs in the car. Here they are before the shaking stage.
This new trend was confirmed at school drop off yesterday when a mum who is always the first to know talked about making cake pops for her daughter’s birthday the following weeks. A quick Google and I discovered loads of companies selling Cake Pops. The Little Cake Pop Shop sells ‘larger than bite-size’ truffle-style treats. North London’s Pop Bakery‘s astounding range includes animals, world globes and sailors, and the Russian Matrioska dolls pictured above. Hackney-based Molly Bakes sells stunning versions, including these incredible rose-topped pops.
I’m smitten. Move over macaroon. Though if I found one nestling on a plate next to a cake pop I’d probably consider seeing if I could fit both in my mouth at the same time.
Just in! Alison at Plus 2.4 just alerted me to the Bakerella blog. Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it. What this lady can’t do with sugar isn’t worth knowing about. Check out her Garfield beauties, below.