This little experiment is from 2013. It has remained relatively hidden from public view. Until now.
It’s Top Secret.
If you don’t count the Twitter pic I sent out at the time. And let’s be honest, who besides me really saw it 🙂 Or the significant other that recently saw the picture of this experiment. I’m *pretty* sure that evidence of this experiment gone horribly wrong, has remained a relative secret between myself and my partner-in-crime.
Well, it was actually, until I decided to share it here. Why? Because I’m a Comedian at heart. I love to laugh more than anything and I love making other people laugh too. And since I think that cooking is really all about learning from our mistakes, moving on and hopefully making something better. I present to you, in all it’s wonderous what-the-heck-happened-here glory…the formerly Top Secret Zombie Cake Pops experiment.
A word of warning though, if you are easily offended by horrible food photos of kitchen disasters…surf away now. This is not the Post you are looking for. Otherwise, if you like to giggle, please read on!
Let me fill you in on some of the back story. My partner-in-crime, whom shall remain nameless (as to not erode cool factor among peers by providing evidence of involvement with parental unit) really loves Deadmau5 And I do mean LOVES! I’m talking making your own Deadmau5 Halloween costume from scratch kinda love.That’s deep.
And since I’m all about supporting your passions in life, I would be a really awesome parental unit by making Deadmau5 cake pops. What we ended up with was less Deadmau5 and more Zombie pops. Sorry Deadmau5. They were pretty horrifying in appearance, but not as horrifying as the look I got when I pronounced Deadmau5 wrong the first time. Not even close.
The 5 is an S, Mom! I can’t believe you just did that!
Uhm, I knew that. Really. I swear. I was just testing you. Look over there! I think it’s Simon Pegg! Whew, I dodged that bullet well.
This isn’t so much a recipe, as a recipe for disaster, documented here for all to see. But that’s how I roll. And I’m not about to start changing. My go to line is “Well I thought it was funny!” Even if I’m the only one laughing, that’s good enough for me 🙂
- Store bought chocolate cake of your choice
- Store bought chocolate icing of your choice
- Lollipop sticks
- Pink confectionery coating or colour of your choice
- White confectionery coating or color of your choice
- Large handful of humour
- Pinch of awesome
- Buy store bought chocolate cake.
- Buy adequate amount of store bought chocolate icing.
- Crumble chocolate cake into mixing bowl.
- Add enough chocolate icing to bind mixture together.
- mix well.
- Mold cake mixture into balls and place on top of lollipop stick.
- Cover and chill in fridge until well set.
- Reserve some pink confectionery coating disks to use as ears.
- Place pink confectionery coating in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted for dipping.
- Dip each cake pop into the melted pink confectionery coating, making sure entire ball is coated, leave to set up.
- Once dipped cake pops have set up, place white confectionery coating in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted for pipping.
- Place white melted confectionery coating into a pipping bag and use to pip the face onto your cake pops.
- Use reserved pink confectionery disks to use as ears, place one on each side.
- Admire your handy work.
- Add handful of humour.
- Add pinch of awesome.
- Rename your Deadmau5 cake pops to Zombie Pops.
- Accept they look horrifying but taste awesome!
And that’s how my Deadmau5 cake pops became Top Secret Zombie Cake Pops. They may have looked horrible, but I assure you, they tasted awesome! As shown by the fact that there wasn’t a single one left by the end of the weekend. Which just goes to prove that kitchen disasters can actually be successes. Now my partner-in-crime and I have a great “remember when” moment, which is what Life is really all about for me. Laughs and giggles.
And I promise to never pronounce Deadmau5 wrong again. Cook’s promise. But who else thought it was Dead Mouse Five? Come on, admit it 🙂