Cake pops are the latest culinary trend to hit bakeries, Starbucks and households. Naturally, my girls just HAD to have a cake pop maker for Christmas. Did I mention I’m the farthest thing from Betty Crocker or that Cake Boss guy, Buddy Valastro? Seriously, I’m just terrible. But, in the spirit of New Years and embracing change took on my nemesis – the Cake Pop – and turned it into my New Year’s quest and an opportunity to teach my children accountability.
We had a Cake Pop New Year’s! I purchased the batter fixings, numerous frosting options and copious amounts of sprinkles. Each child will received a cake pop “kit” that includes cake pops and various frosting and sprinkle choices. The decorations will represent each child’s goals or promises for 2013 which could be anything from helping with specific chores, being a better listener, bonding with a sibling, cleaning out the car, focusing on math homework, etc. For us, we have a preschooler and a first grader, so we have both a few individual and a few family goals. The kids then rolled or sprinkled their New Year’s promises on each cake pop and once they hardened – we munched our way into the New Year!
We hope that however you chose to spend the New Year; you were surrounded with people you love and cherish. Let go of those 2012 challenges and embrace your 2013 opportunities…even if one of them is to master the art of cake pop making.
-posted by Miss Kim, the soon- to-be Yoda of cake pop making.