Yippee. Or shall I say hipierdepiep-hoera!
Now, hopefully, very soon they - as in those people that sell stuff in the kitchen and baking stores - hopefully they will have candy melts and lolly pop sticks for sale.
Because, actually I bought the book for a very good friend of mine that loves to bake. And she had a very difficult time making the cake pops with melted white chocolate. I guess melted white chocolate doesn't set the same was as candy melts.
I'm kind of hoping to pick some candy melts up in the U.S. when I go there in the May vacation... and then, I'll get a few extra baggies for my friend and who knows - maybe I'll host a fun give-away for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. Because I know that even foodie bloggers in Germany can't even find candy melts.
My friend also used popsicle sticks for the cake pops - and I'm sure that was still user friendly. It would just be nice to use the lolly pop sticks.
I guess it's just a U.S. thing - or it's just way bigger in the U.S. than it is over here. But all things baking related are getting more and more popular here.
I remember when I first moved here, I had to go to the Wal*mart in Achen, Germany to get all my special baking supplies. But now, I can find almost everything here.
Another word of advice for any expats or other newbies here in the Netherlands: Baking soda in dutch is sold as "zuiveringszout" in the pharmacy. Or you can buy a big box of Arm & Hammer at just about any Chinese grocery store for way less. That's what I do!
I haven't been following Angie Dudley's blog Bakerella for as long as it's been around. But I can tell you that I love her blog. She is so inspirational to many bakers, like myself.
I've made cake balls a few times. I think the first time I tried making them was in 2009. After seeing how Angie makes them - I'm just so impressed by this lady's amazing talents. Mine turned out pretty good for being a newbie at making something for the first time. But it sure is nice to see that if you want them to look more perfect - all you have to do is put them on a stick and then put the cake pop in a foam block till it's completely dry. So simple and yet I didn't even think of it myself. I used chocolate to dip my cake balls in because once again, candy melts are hard to come by here. By the way, they were delicious. A little timely to make but the taste was quite luxurious, rich, very chocolate-y and dare I say: better than cake.
|First time making cake balls - as you can see - where the toothpick was inserted in the cake ball - not so pretty - but the taste was not affected at all whatsoever!|
|Second time making cake balls - mmmmm yummy - much better with white chocolate!|
I'm excited that this great little book is available in Dutch. It will be a nice addition to any cake lover - or cook book lover to add to your home library.