Hey everyone! Guess what today’s topic is?
Cake Pops!! (Shocker right!)
I recently had the opportunity to do a live demo with a group of young women from church for mutual!
*Mutual is a Wednesday night youth (Male and females 12-18) gathering night through the LDS church, activities range from service to learning new skills to games* For more information: Check this out! https://www.lds.org/youth/theme/2017?cid=YS-M-youththeme&lang=eng
Anywho, I was asked to come in and teach the young women how to make cake pops. Of course I was super excited! I had never done a live demo before! As the event got closer and closer, I got less and less excited and more and more nervous and anxious. I knew it would go fine but I kept running worse case scenarios through my head. I mean they’re cake pops for teenage girls- what could go wrong?! My brain could have told you.
I got through the planning and the day of the event was here! I packed up a laundry basket full of all the supplies I would need and kept praying I wasn’t forgetting anything! I must have checked twenty-seven times!
I got to the church building and unloaded everything I would need and started melting the chocolate. Thinking back now, I should have shown up much earlier to melt the chocolate! The chocolate was at about that point when the girls came in ready to learn. I was definitely an awkward mess since I lost track of time!
I did basic introductions and answered questions while the chocolate finished melting. At that point, I got the show on the road!
The way I did it, I would explain what I was doing, show the girls, and then let them try it. It was kinda overwhelming having that many eyes on me as I try to look smart and professional, but I think I did okay.
Once everyone had cake balls on sticks, we put them in the freezer. With the help of a little “movie magic” (Premade and frozen cake pops already on sticks), we were able to jump straight to dipping cake pops.
Again, I showed them once and let them have at it. I tried to corral them into a line to go one at a time but it didn’t work too well. Eh, they didn’t mind!
In fact, they seemed to really enjoy it! I had pre-separated sprinkles into little paper cups for them to use too! Once they got going, they all huddled around the melted chocolate. I tried to give pointers as much as could, but I just stepped out of the way and let them have fun! And that they did!
The girls got creative too! Patiently arranging sprinkles into different shapes including snowmen.
Overall, I would say they enjoyed learning how to make cake pops. And I loved having the chance to work closely with the girls in the kitchen! 10/10 would definitely do again!