A little while ago I was asked to make cake pops for Fall Out Boy.
So I said yes. Which was kind of crazy of me. But the last time I turned down this kind of offer I was really kicking myself (cake pops for One Direction!) So I decided I'll go with it no matter what.
I'm also a crazy huge fan of Fall Out Boy and have been ever since forever, so that helped with my decision.
A friend of a friend runs this awesome online magazine called Coup de Main and after their usual cake pop maker told them they couldn't make the cake pops they asked little old me.
Coup de Main don't do your usual run of the mill interviews with celebrities, they give them lolly lays, play games with them and give them a cake pop of themselves.
I'm certainly no pro at making cake pops and these ones proved to be even more difficult. Vegan cake pops!
So after searching the Internet high and low for a good vegan recipe and trawling Auckland for a vegan white chocolate I finally got the cake pops done and dusted.
I made Sweetapolita's Dark Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with sweetened almond milk and without the red wine vinegar which turned out delicious. We loved eating the leftover cupcakes and you couldn't tell they were vegan at all, just delicious and moist!
To make them into cake pops I simply crumbled up three cupcakes then added a tiny bit of icing to bring the mixture together. Once it was a soft cookie dough like consistency I rolled them into balls, froze them for approx. 10 minutes then dipped them in vegan white chocolate (I used Sweet William Dairy Free White Chocolate).
Once the chocolate was set I used a tiny bit of fondant to decorate on all but one cake pop, the one for Andy who is the vegan one in Fall Out Boy. I used a bit of dark Whittakers chocolate to make Andy's hair.
Scariest baking project of my life. I actually felt sick. The nerves, the expectations, the taste!
Luckily they tasted good!
All in all it was a scary but cool experience to go through. Fall Out Boy ate my cake pops! *fan girl moment*
It's pretty scary to see your baking being eaten by Patrick Stump and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, but I got past the fear and watched the interview/game they played while the both of them ate my cake pops. *Huge sigh of relief* they said they taste good! Check out the interview here.
That's all I needed to hear!