Breakfast of Champions

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We are big World Cup soccer fans and have been loving all of the games so far. Unfortunately, my 2 and 3 year old boys don't find the same joy in watching 90+ minutes of soccer 3 times a day. They are into it for the first 5 minutes or so and then they'd rather ride bikes. In an attempt to keep them "involved" in the BIG game tomorrow, I am bribing them with treats. Yes, I know the game is on at 7am but who says you can't have cake pops for breakfast?


I know I'm way late to the game and am probably the last one to make Bakerella's cake pops but honestly, I've been intimidated to try. Those that know me can attest to the fact that I have no business being in a kitchen. It's not for a lack of trying, but I am seriously the worst cook/baker in town. Imagine my surprise when I actually checked out the recipe for these crazy cute little pops and learned that the only baking involved is a cake from a box. Even I can handle that (usually).


So the boys and I headed out to the market  and to Hobby Lobby this morning to pick up the necessary ingredients. They helped me bake the cake and I waited until they were napping to tackle the rest of the task. I figured I'd need to concentrate and two pairs of grabby hands all over the place was not going to help. Surprisingly, these cake pops were not at all hard to make and taste divine! They aren't perfect but I am quite proud of myself.


The boys are going to be all over these. I figure if I ration them every 15 minutes or so, I can keep them "involved" in the game - at least for the first half.

Get instructions for your very own cake pops here. And remember, if I can make them, anyone can.

9 comments:

sara said...

Those are adorable...I'm scared. I feel certain I won't be able to manage it!

Finley and Oliver said...

Oh Sara, you can totally do it. If you try, the key is to put the balls in the freezer and take them out one at a time to dip them. I used a white cake mix and canned vanilla frosting - a bit too sweet for me. I've got to try a different combo.

Kellye said...

I think I did use too much frosting Grace. I used the whole can. I did strawberry cake, cream cheese frosting, and semi-sweet chocolate chips...DIVINE...no way they would have held up on a stick though. I'll try less frosting next time though!

Finley and Oliver said...

Oooohhh, I'll have to try strawberry cake next time, Kellye. Even with 3/4 of the can, I think I could have probably used a bit less.

Plumrose Lane said...

What a fun treat, they're just too cute! Found you through Robin's blog from Inspiration Avenue and so happy I did.
♥Sharon

Finley and Oliver said...

Thanks so much, Sharon!

lindsey said...

They look so yummy!

Jenni said...

Grace these are so cute!! I'm going to have to do this next time I have to bake a cake... probably Mia's birthday. Now I cannot wait! YUM!

Finley and Oliver said...

Oh Jenni, you *have* to make them for Mia's birthday! Check out Bakerella's website for all kinds of cake pops: www.bakerella.com.

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