I kept telling Nicole about this ominous fog and how it blankets the city. I didn’t know it reached down to the Peninsula too! We still had fun regardless. On Nicole’s last day, we rode the cable car from Ghirardelli to Powell St, an obligatory ride for first time SF visitors. It was a blast! I already miss her.
So now it’s back to work (sigh). This week is my supervisor’s baby shower. I am not a fan of baby showers or any party that makes people stick their hand in a bag to guess what’s inside. To me, a baby shower seems to be designed like a party for children except there are no children. I am attending this baby shower however to show support for my supervisor and also in part to the fact that I am helping to organize this shindig. So naturally it will be fun! For the dessert, I volunteered to make cake pops.
I used the Basic Cake Pop recipe from Bakerella. For the cake, I bought Funfetti cake mix since there really is no point in making a cake from scratch for this. I am not a fan of artificial dyes but there is something about Funfetti that I LOVE. It was fun tearing it apart.
I ended up using chocolate frosting as the “glue” for the cake balls since I couldn’t find vanilla frosting. (I probably shouldn’t have went to Walgreens but I was in a rush.) After rolling the cake into balls and refrigerating them for a couple hours, it was on to the messy but fun part. I used three different melting candy colors – vanilla, chocolate and pink – and also pink and white pearl sugar sprinkles.
Chris was such a great help. I couldn’t have made these without him. Well I could have, but it would have taken me much longer and I would have been more frazzled as the night went on. (Thanks Chris!) I wrapped them up in cellophane with a ribbon. I hope people enjoy them!