New Yorkers can get their sweet tooth fix within just about any two-block radius in the city. From Sprinkles Cupcakes to Payard’s, the UES is keeping my dentist in business. While it’s nice to splurge at Laduree once in a while, it’s incredibly impractical for a twenty-something girl like me to bring a box of their macaroons to a holiday party. (I do have to pay the rent on time.)
Cake pops are moist balls of cake on a lollipop stick. Similar to guilt-free Baked by Melissa’s mini cupcakes, the calorie-friendly size, pretty appearance, and delicious taste of cake pops makes eating only one impossible.
Cake pops are the ideal holiday dessert for the busy New Yorker, or for anyone when schedules and budgets tend to be tighter. Make them with your friends, your mom, your kids, or even alone like I did. I went with a yellow cake and crushed peppermint for my first try at cake pops. Wilton Candy Melts worked well for dipping.
Go to my blog for the recipe and step-by-step instructions. I’d say for my first cake pop experiment, I had success. Happy Cake Popping!