Pop Bakery: 25 Cakes on Sticks and Other Tempting Delights

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Ryland Peters & Small, 2011 - Cooking - 64 pages
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If you like cake, and you like chocolate, then you'll love cake POPs - the delicious little treats that are a cross between a cake and a lollipop. Discover cake POPs - a combination of moist cake and a sweet candy coating, moulded onto a lollipop stick and then decorated to create a whole host of characters. Clare O'Connell of the Pop Bakery teaches you all you need to know, from how to create the cake balls - a mouth-watering mixture of chocolate cake and icing - to dipping the cake balls in the special candy coating. Then she explains her unique method of painting the POPs using cocoa butter. Choose from 25 scrumptious recipes, from cute panda POPs to a family of Russian dolls. Clare also introduces you to her special layer cakes, which are embellished with classic flower cake POPs. With clear, step-by-step photography and Clare's easy-to-follow instructions, cake POPs are incredibly fun and easy to bake and make. Both children and adults will adore these bitesize delights that are perfect for parties and special occasions. So what are you waiting for? Start cake POPping now!

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Good book for artistic designs if you want to spend a lot of time & cash on your pops. Designs are beautiful. Love the PENGUINS, Snails, Skull Pops, Leopard Print, Clowns, Frogs, Pigs, Starfish, Marble Pops, and Elephants. I would love to create these pops but I'm sure I just don't have the artistic ability and there are not a lot of step-by-step instructions. Additionally, this book calls for a lot of expensive ingredients. If you want to follow the book exactly you will need to order coco butter. I could not find it locally. You will also need to buy edible glitter, white fondant, and edible dusting powder. I did find these ingredients locally but it added up to a lot of money. The other negative thing is that the book only provides one cake recipe and once cream cheese/confectioner's sugar frosting. Other books I've read gave instructions for several types of cake/frosting recipes and how best to combine them. For beginners I would recommend Bake Me, I'm Yours -- cake pops by Carolyn White.  

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About the author (2011)

Clare O'Connell has always loved baking, and after undertaking work experience at a combined bakery and chocolate shop, she decided to start selling her own cake POPs. She runs her business, the Pop Bakery, from her family home in West Hampstead, London, and supplies cake POPs to Harvey Nichols and the Sanderson and St Martin's Lane hotels. Clare was also recently commissioned to provide Cake POPs for a Topshop launch party in Bath in southwest England and will be working with Topshop on similar events across the UK. Visit her website at www.popbakery.co.uk. The author is based in West Hampstead, London.

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