Although in Italy Mother’s day is not until May, I still would like to dedicate this post to my lovely Mamma who not only is the best mother but also best mother-in-law! (go on, check with my husband if you don’t believe me! :))
So to celebrate, I once again found an excuse to bake some cupcakes and I made my first attempt at cake pops.
I cannot wait to show these pictures to Mamma! She definitely has a sweet tooth but unfortunately this time she will only be able to look at the pictures.
However as both my mom and my sister will come at the end of the month for the birth of my baby boy, I will soon have another excuse to bake… well I will be 9 months pregnant but I’m sure I will manage my bump around the kitchen 🙂
To make the cake pops I cheated a bit as this time I actually bought a cake, crumbled it and added some frosting. To cover the cakepops I melted some white chocolate and added some food colouring to give it a light pink shade. Then I remembered in the cupboard I had some “Barbie sugar decorations” I bought some time before and I just sprinkled them on the cake pops before the chocolate got dry.
To make the cupcakes I just followed a basic Vanilla cupcake recipe.
The frosting I used to cover the cupcakes is special though! I found a recipe called Marshmallow fondant which allows you to make in just few minutes, a smooth creamy fondant which tastes exactly like marshamallow (duh!) and has a fine texture that will melt in your mouth!
Due to the fact that I started to bake a bit late in the day, by the time I had to take pictures, the light in the kitchen wasn’t ideal, I’m still hoping though you can appreciate the shiny colours of these sweets.
And obvioulsy once again, I used my lovely cake stand and replaced the green ribbon with a pink one (found in a remote box where we stored it after my daughter was born).
Ti voglio bene Mamma!