Anyway, after Christmas, I was feeling a little sorry for myself - the girls had the flu for about a week myself a little less and I just needed some retail therapy (it happens). I bought the Cake Pops book. I brought the book home and the girls enjoyed the photos so much that it found a place in the bed time story roster: sweet dreams of robot cake pops. The book is dedicated exclusively to cake pops. Excellent photographs and well-written. Lots of practical tips.
I tried my first batch of cake pops (very simple, no robots) this past weekend. I have absolutely no experience in candy coating so this was a big step. My husband's church was having a bake sale to offset the cost of summer camp so I thought this might be a nice bake sale item. I used a French vanilla icing, chocolate candy coating, vanilla cake with pink food colouring. The cake pops tasted amazing and didn't look too bad for a "hit or miss baker". My husband said it was the best thing I ever "baked." The pops sold out quickly.
We haven't had a microwave oven for over a year now, so we used the double boiler method for the candy coating. It worked very well.
I think I might make them again.
P.S. The Hello Kitty CNY Giveaway is here.
P.P.S. This post on Call Me Amaesing has some really good tips on making cake pops and a link to a couple of informative youtube videos.