If ever there was a patisserie trend that had ‘children’ written all over it, then cake pops is it. These bite-sized delights are made by crumbling cake, mixing in frosting, forming into balls, dipping in chocolate (or candy melts) and popping on a stick – all perfect tasks for little fingers. For inspiration, take a look at Molly Bakes’ book Cake Pops – we particularly love these retro love-heart ones, but your kids might prefer them decorated as bunnies or giraffes. And for Halloween there are even some pumpkin pops. Yum!
If you are stuck for ideas for your little ones birthday, have a look at our article Perfect parties
How to make Cake pops
-Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.)
Remember-you can decorate these however you (or the kids) like. You can use icing pens to write words (above) or get the children to draw ghostly pictures for Halloween.
• 100g/3½oz dark chocolate
• 300g/10½oz white chocolate