I love to bake. I love to bake new things. I love cake. I love baking cake. I do not really like making cake pops, but they are -delicious-.
I bought a package of Wilton's orange candy melts with intent to make pumpkin cake pops to give to the kids around the neighbourhood that I know. Sadly, I melted the candy at too high a temperature, and had no more orange chocolate. Sadness.
So, Halloween came and Halloween went and in my freezer sat 50-some lonely, naked, freezing cake pops just begging to be dipped in delicious warm chocolate. What better way to end quickly?
I had a spare package of light cocoa candy melts in my drawer so I decided I'd give it a go again today.
This time, I used the stovetop instead of the microwave. I heated it slowly, gradually. The chocolate was never too hot to touch. When it was melted, I still found it too thick, so I added a bit of vegetable oil, a bit at a time, until it was the right consistency -- dippable.
Then, so began the dipping. We had a few casualties of war:
Poor bastards. I'll give them a good home, later.
But all in all, I finished a good solid, (but seriously fugly), chocolate cakepops.
They don't look like much, but they certainly are tasty.
Oh, and for those who are curious as to what I might've done with my ruined melted orange chocolate?
Chocolate flowers. Hey, the Behemoth loves them.
Cake pops: let it be known! With time, I shall conquor you!