A Mothers Ramblings: National Chocolate Week, Rangemaster, Ruined Cake Pops, Chocolate Lollipops and err Me

Monday, 26 January 2015

National Chocolate Week, Rangemaster, Ruined Cake Pops, Chocolate Lollipops and err Me

I have one of the best cookers in the world, I have a rangemaster and it's one of the few things in my kitchen that I take pride in. Although, I do hate cleaning it and so I guess I don't take that much pride in it...


When Aga Rangemaster asked if I'd like to make some cake pops to celebrate both National Chocolate Week and Aga Rangemaster and they'd supply everything I needed I was like YES! As one thing I know I can make with my eyes closed is cake, especially if I use my right hand oven instead of the left hand oven (it runs a little hotter).

So the ingredients arrived and I made my cake as per the recipe that was sent to me.

And err forgot about it for a couple of days and it went all hard and horrid.

So I remade the cake.

And a cat ate it.

So I remade the cake.

And I burnt it.

So I remade the cake.

Look, basically after about the tenth time of remaking the cake I gave up. It seemed that the recipe and ingredients were against me and I just couldn't face it anymore. Plus I'd run out of flour and eggs.

And then for ages I didn't do anything about it and what seemed like everyday the children were asking me when they were going to get their cake pops. What could I do?


Yup, I just melted some chocolate, in a bowl over a pan of water (the old ways are the best ways) and then dripped the melted chocolate into a circle on some greaseproof paper.

I stuck in a lolly stick into each circle and got confused over how many I did (I thought I did eight, but counted seven when I put in the sticks in and recounted to make eight!), added some chocolate over the top of the stick so that the lolly stick wouldn't come free in the first bite and then decorated the circles with sprinkles before putting them in the fridge to set.

After about ten minutes I went to check the lollies. They weren't set.

I was starting to worry, surely these lollies weren't going to go the way of the cake pops?!

The next morning I checked again. Perfectly solid chocolate lollies. One of each kind for the children, Daddy and I.

Homemade Chocolate Lollipops

So there you go, we did get to celebrate National Chocolate week, just not during the actual week, or with cake pops!

I was sent the ingredients to make the cake pops but made chocolate lollies instead!