Now I imagine most of you have already created your masterpieces for your mother, but if not and if you are reading this edition of #SundaySupper early in the morning, there are plenty of wonderful recipes for you to whip up and surprise Mom with later today or anytime during the year when you want to let her know just how special she is to you.
My children often give me gifts or take me out or make me something...."just because". A few month's ago Tingting came home with a cake pop machine for me. I had thanked her, put it in the storage room and promptly forgot about it.
When I learned what the theme was for this month, I thought it would be a perfect time to pull out this gift and make my Mom a Cake Pop Cookie Bouquet. My Mom lives in a memory care center and it is hard to give her gifts because:
- She can't remember she got a gift and is confused about why something is sitting in front of her.
- She would be upset because she just found out it was Mother's day and didn't get her mother anything.
- Then she would start to obsess over when her parents were going to come and get her.
- She doesn't need clothing and if you get her jewelry it disappears.
- When you bring her treats she can share it with "her gang".
I was pleased with how the cake pops turned out. They weren't as pretty as the ones on the package but I thought they were pretty enough and they tasted delicious. It was a lot of work doing the half dozen that I made into a bouquet for Mom, so this is how I served the rest to my family.
I threw them in a bowl with frosting and sprinkles and let them get to work dipping and dunking. I didn't hear any complaints.
I adapted a recipe for the cakes from the little instruction booklet included with the machine. I did a google search about how to ice them and saw as many different ideas as I did posts so I decided to wing it. I think next time I would try for more of a glaze instead of a frosting so that the entire pop could be covered but, from what I read on google, people had a hard time with that as well.
The most important piece of advice I can give is to make sure the cake pops are completely cooled before attempting to do anything with them.
Sunshine Lemon Cake Pop Bouquet
cake recipe adapted from Nostalgia Electrics
1 1/2 c, flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 c. vegetable shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. sour cream
1/2 t. vanilla
3/4 t. lemon extract
Preheat cake pop machine according to factory directions. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Stir in the sourcream, vanilla and lemon extract. Beat in the flour mixture, alternately with the milk, until just combined.
Bake in cake pop cooker according to factory directions. I used a small cookie scoop to measure the batter into the cake pop machine and it worked pretty well.
Remove the cake pops to a wire rack as they finish baking and let cool for a few hours or overnight.
1/2 can of prepared Lemon Supreme Frosting.
6 oz. White Marshmallow Candy Dips
Sprinkles of Choice
Place the frosting and dips in a microwave safe bowl and cook at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth and creamy. Dip tops of cookie pops into the frosting and then into sprinkles that have been placed in a shallow bowl. Dip the wooden skewers into the frosting and insert into the cake pops. Place into a small vase (I used a jelly jar) filled with additional sprinkles (I used silver balls). Print Recipe
Let's see what the others created to celebrate their Mothers this day!
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