Yesterday I had plans to make cake pops to celebrate Owen’s birthday. I decided to save the Lego head ones for his actual party, so I figured I would just make then different colors, maybe with a balloon vibe to them.
I have made the vanilla cake pop recipe many times, so I thought I could whip it up pretty quickly. Unfortunately this time the batter just did not look right. It was way soupier than it usually is.
I just could not figure out why the batter was so funky. I checked the milk and eggs, but they did not seem to be the issue. So I just figured I must be remembering the consistency wrong and decided just to spoon it into the cake pop maker.
Immediately, I knew I was not crazy. The mixture did not puff the way it usually did. I went over the recipe again and this time I realized my mistake… I put 3/4 cups of flour vs. the 1 1/2 cups that it called for. Pretty big mistake.
I realized that since there are 2 recipes on each page, I must have read the chocolate cake pop recipe when I checked how much flour I needed.
In the end, I scrapped the whole project. I did not feel like running out to get more ingredients (because I needed more eggs) and I had a mountain of dishes and no cake pops to show for it. I did not feel like making my pile of dishes any bigger. I was a bit defeated.
The only positive thing that came out of this lovely experience… I get to finally make a “nailed it” picture! I hope it comforts someone else who is baking challenged.