I had heard about them, but until today, I had never encountered one in real life. What is it? It's a cake pop!
You take some cake and mix it up with icing then form it into a ball, stick a lollypop stick in it and dip it in chocolate then decorate to your heart's content. Sprinkles, swirls, anything goes.
I could not believe how incredibly overpoweringly sweet these were. I am not shy when it comes to sweets - especially baked goods - but these were so totally over the top chokingly sweet I could not believe it. It was like eating confectioner's sugar bombs. I could not finish even one - shocking!
I think these make a wonderful presentation - so cute! But the balance of cake/icing has to be ever so carefully done or what could be a wonderful little cake bite becomes a gagging mouthful of sweet.
I took a survey from my friends - none of whom had had a cake pop before either. They all loved them!
Could it be that my taste buds have finally had enough cake?
Nah! Never gonna happen.