Seriously, I had a meltdown. I gave myself a time-out! I was getting so frustrated with these darn things, well before I get ahead of myself....
Have you heard of the recipe MckMama posted on her blog? Well....in my attempt to be "Susie Homemaker" I tried to make these delicious looking treats. But, as you will see below....I failed, miserably.
It started off really well, actually it was probably my best cake ever. No burnt edges, etc. It was perfect! (I have been known to cut the edges off of a cake and serve it anyway, lol.)
After my success on the cake I started on the cream cheese frosting, which is absolutely delicious by the way. I could've eaten the whole bowl....but ya know I am trying to lose weight :(.
Oh and here is my little helper....running away with "his" cell phone of course.
Okay, back to the Snow Pops. After the cake cooled (I stuck it in the fridge to speed things along), I crumbled up the cake. MckMama said to use a food processor, but I don't have one. It was pretty easy to crumble up the chunks of cake myself....so no harm done.
This is about the time things started going downhill, and my mind completely forget to take pictures.
I combined the frosting with the cake crumbles (I didn't have to add oats, hehe), and formed the "dough" into balls. Once the balls were formed I placed them on the wooden skewers.
Then I melted the chocolate (I couldn't find Hershey's Bliss white cholocate melts ANYWHERE...maybe this is were I went wrong), once it was melted I attempted to add food coloring. Once I added the food coloring to the melted chocolate it stiffed back up. I couldn't even "re-melt" it. I have no idea what was in the food coloring, but it definitely didn't like being combined with chocolate.
So, I tossed that chocolate and started again. Once melted I dipped the skewer with the cake ball into the chocolate, and the darn ball kept falling off the skewer!!! I was VERY frustrated at this point (it probably didn't help that I was on a deadline because we had a New Year's Eve party to get to).
My next thought, freeze the cake balls. So, there they sat in my freezer for an hour "hardening" to the skewer.
Then I melted more chocolate, but this time I kept burning the darn stuff. I was literally tossing, eh throwing, things in my kitchen at this point. UGH! Lol. I was so excited to try these because they looked so cute.....but, never again. Haha.
So, after my second time out of the day. I gave up. I took the cake balls off the skewers and placed them in a bowl, rolled them in some powdered sugar and called them good (I added caramel when I served the dessert). Here is what I ended up with.
Not as attractive as MckMama's are they?
Have you tried making these? Did you succeed? Let me know what I did wrong ;o).