So, Harry Potter's last movie came out today. Fortunately, I already got the emotions out of the way when I finished the last book. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the movie yet- 7pm Saturday! So, to commemorate the occasion (and to fill in some free time), I decided to try my hand at making some Harry Potter cake pops.
I've been toying with the idea for awhile since Bakerella (the awesome chick who wrote the book/blog that got lots of people OBSESSED with Cake Pops) posted some fan-made pops. I hadn't thought to make people until after seeing these awesome South Park pops that another obsessed fan made.
HOW CUTE ARE THOSE!? And, when I saw this amazing Harry Potter birthday cake that was girlified on Bakingdom, I almost died.
Anyway, I knew that things would not work out perfectly, especially since our AC was not blowing cold air. But I've been getting better at accepting imperfections (is it because I taught all boys high school science?) So, when Snape slid off his stick and onto the styrofoam board, I had to laugh:
So, I used the recipe for Basic Cake Pops, a box of Funfetti cake and some Pillsbury low sugar vanilla icing. (Let me tell you, they are still a Diabetic's worst nightmare!)
To make the skin color, it turns out all you need is a few Peanut Butter melting chips tossed into the regular white vanilla. So, at 9am this morning, that's what I did first.
Then, I ran as fast as I could to JoAnn Fabrics because I realized I did not have oil-based coloring for the melting chips (regular food coloring is a no-no! It's water based and will ruin everything!) Luckily, I had just received a 20% off coupon via email, and whammo-bammo, I was back home making a mess.
For Ron, Hermione, Harry, Snape and Dumbledore, I just made balls. Oldie moldy Voldie, the dragons, and the "owl" were made using rounded triangular shapes.
Okay, this is the part where you have to REALLY be able to laugh at yourself:
But at least the worst of them weren't as bad as the Harry Potter Cake Wrecks from Sunday!
I mean, how out of the loop do you have to be!?