Are you in on the Cake Pop craze? If you aren’t, you probably don’t even know what they are.
Let me tell you!
I’m not sure if Bakerella is the “inventor” of the cake pop, but she sure made them famous. And my heart goes out to this woman right now because I know she’s had health problems for quite some time, kidney related, just like my nanny, and I believe they’re both in need of transplants…I can’t even imagine what that’s like. Taking a moment to thank God for all my health, happiness and blessings on this beautiful day.
But back to the cake pop! If you’ve been to your local Starbucks, you may have seen them recently sprout up in the pastry case. (I wonder, did they have to pay for the rights to use the term “cake pop”? Does Bakerella own the rights? So interesting, the cake wars. I love how cupcakes are so popular these days too…but I digress.) I, for one, think the cake pop is a great, ingenious creation — hello, how many calories are you saving by having a cake pop instead of a whole freaking SLICE of cake?! If you aren’t familiar and didn’t click on the link above, a cake pop is just what it sounds like — a little sucker-style piece of cake on a stick — round and ready to just bite off. You don’t suck on it, of course; you eat it, but it’s literally a one- to two-bite delicious little novelty that can seriously help your diet if you’re used to ordering a piece of marble loaf (ahem, hubby) or scone at a place like Starbucks and can wean yourself down to just a couple awesomely heavenly, delicious bites.
Dessert “shots” are popular at restaurants nowadays too, and I applaud the trend. Any way in which we can shave down our intake of sugary carbs is a positive step in the right direction, at least in my mind. If it wasn’t my son’s FIRST BIRTHDAY next Monday, I might just have to make it a cake pop party — but we gotta get the shot of him with cake and frosting all over his face, right?! So maybe next year. If I tempt him with enough cake pops leading up to the second birthday, maybe he’ll be satisfied with just a couple bites instead of another monstrous mess.
Try one today!