It’s the end of Pineapple week.
I thought Pineapple Cake Pops were a great way to end the week, don’t you?
This also marks a new beginning to my diet…. blah…
I was really good for the month leading up to vacation and lost 5 pounds. I tried to do good for breakfast and lunch while on vacation, but that quickly went by the wayside as I relaxed and enjoyed myself with my family. Since I got back home at the end of July, I just wasn’t motivated to go back on the diet. Mr. Quart and I are dealing with some discipline issues with Little Cup and I just haven’t had the strength to deal with a diet and family issues…. However, it’s time I got back on the wagon and get serious about my diet again.
So, today marks five days of an all protein diet! On Saturday, I get to splurge and have my diet-day-off, so I am looking forward to that.
I’ll also be visiting my girlfriend in Connecticut for the weekend. I can’t wait! I haven’t seen her since she was pregnant, and now her daughter is 14 months old. I’m such a bad friend for not visiting sooner.
For a dozen Pineapple Cake Pops, you need 1/4 of a 9×13 cake and a small spoonful of frosting. Combine them in the mixer and then measure out 12 equal cake balls.
Wanna see a video of me making some pops? Click HERE
Shape the cake balls into cylinders and place into the fridge.
Melt some Yellow Candy Melts according to directions.
Dip the stick (or in this case, straws) into the melted candy and then into the cake ball. Complete all pops.
Dip the cake pops into the candy and coat completely.
Decide if you want your pops up or down. Do you want them “candy apple” style with the stick up, or a traditional pop with the pop in top?
Complete all pops.
Wanna see a video of me dipping some pops? Click HERE
Melt some Green Candy Melts. You don’t need a lot, maybe 10 disks. Put the melted candy into a baggie and cut a small tip off the corner. Pipe out the pineapple top on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Leave to dry.
I simply free-handed these starting with a base and then fanning out as I worked my way up to the top.
Melt some Chocolate. You can use candy melts or chocolate chips. Again, you don’t need a lot, maybe a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Melt and put into a baggie with a small tip cut off. Pipe diagonal lines around the pop creating diamonds. You can be more creative and form scallops if you have a steady hand.
Finally, add the green pineapple top. If your chocolate is wet, you can use that to secure the top, or you can add more green to the top of the pineapple as glue.
Allow to completely dry and then serve at your Luau!
Ok, ok… you got me… I’ve NEVER had these at a luau before. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t.
Even our adorable hamster, Chrysanthemum, enjoyed an extra cake pop.
P.S. Chrysanthemum did not eat any of the chocolate. She just wanted to do a close-up inspection.
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