Pops for Christmas

It’s that time of year again, Christmas. I’m always excited for Christmas because there’s always something new to look forward to. As usual I did my Christmas card photoshoot a month ago with the help of a very good friend, Dani (Check out her instagram if you are a cat lover). I had a theme in mind and I was lucky to find the perfect setting to go with my plans. Last year, I did the ugly Christmas sweater and made two short videos so I wanted something more relaxed. Well, I would have done another video but my videographer moved. LOL. For this shoot, I decided to wear pyjamas or rather, loungewear. I wanted the card to give off a homely vibe. I think I achieved that.

Since I was going to be spending yet another Christmas away from my family, I was invited to a Christmas party by an ex coworker, whose home I hosted a Christmas dinner last year. I get the feeling that they planned this just for me. I was planning on having afternoon tea at The Strings Hotel, so I was really happy for the invite. Even more so that my travel plans for the holidays had to be changed at the last minute. I now had to decide what I’d take to the dinner. Then an idea popped in my head. Cake Pops. I’ve been wanting to make these for over two months now and this would be the perfect opportunity to do so, I thought. I watched as many videos as I could to find the best ingredients and method, to create the perfect Pops.

I got all the ingredients and began preparation. I used Ghana Milk Chocolate and whipping cream milk to make the ganache to bind the cake together. I didn’t make my own cake because I do not own an oven so I bought a cake from the store. Works just the same. I opted for the ganache because it’s not as sweet as the buttermilk frosting. I had the same brand of dark chocolate but it too forever to melt and when it did, it wasn’t to my liking. I literally had to pause and run to the store to get chocolate block used for coating (alternative to chocolate melts) to get the desired outcome. The process was long but after a few misses, I made the perfect sized cake pops. I’m no pastry chef but I think I did an okay job.

Merry Christmas

– CHATTERBOX KEIRN

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