It’s back to school time! This is our first official school year, I dropped off my oldest this morning for her first day of kindergarten. She was absolutely beyond excited, we’ve been counting down for over week. I wanted to make it a special day, so that each year my kids will hopefully look forward to back to school, instead of dreading it.
My kids LOVE ‘pop cakes’ (that’s what they call em) so they were very excited to see some apple ones. Not sure if they made the connection with apples=school, but oh well. I’m actually not even positive I know why apples=school, but it seems like they do. It was the perfect little treat for my daughter’s first lunch at school. My daughter also shared with her new teacher while I was dropping her off, and my almost 2 yr old tried to grab the cake pop back from the teacher :)
Apple Cake Pops (inspired from Bakerella)
baked cake + 3/4 C whipping cream
red candy melts
pretzel sticks (the straight ones): break off an end to stick in for the stem
green candy melts (or green leaf shaped sprinkles of some kind)
Instead of rolling the cake mixture into round balls, try to make them shaped more like an apple. I did thinner on bottom, and fatter on top, with an indent where the pretzel stick would go. I also poked a hole in the middle of the indent with a lollipop stick.
melt green candy melts in a disposable piping bag, cut off the tip, then pipe leaves onto wax paper. After the candy melts harden, they come right off. It was fun practicing piping, and since I made so many I got to pick my favorites.
After they are chilled, dip them into melted red candy melts, and stick in the pretzel and leaf before the red candy hardens.