From now until right before Christmas, I've turned my Saturdays into bake days. Once upon a time I would make quick breads and candy once my boys were back in school. These were given to friends and family right before Christmas. I think it's time to revive that tradition.
I get all of the baking done and once the breads have cooled, I freeze them to keep them fresh until delivery. When I'm ready for them, I 'unfreeze' them and give them a pretty package. The candies can be frozen as well. The breads are wrapped in colored cellophane and the candies are put into cute little boxes I've decorated. Then, one loaf of bread and an assortment of the candies are put into a basket. I usually assemble several baskets and spend a day delivering them. So much fun.
Today's baking adventure was making cake pops. They are easy to do but not something I will do again. I'd rather bake a cake or make cookies. So, here is how I did mine once the frustration set in. :-) Funny how I am so patient with making my cards and gifts but not with things like cake pops.
This was the first time I made them and I have all ready determined that I'm going to sell the cake pop machine. If you are interested, let me know.
As you can see, the five in the back were done the 'correct' way. The ones on the tray were done using the "Marsha is in a hurry' method. And, don't get me wrong, I love to bake and it is not hard to make these little treats. I just prefer making other things.