A friend of mine at school asked me if I could bake something for his girlfriend’s sister’s birthday. He basically left it up to me and let me make whatever I wanted since he trusted my taste. Ahh, the beauty of boys getting girls gifts… they always let the girls figure it out for them! Nevertheless, I was excited because I had another reason to make Bakerella’s cupcake pops once again!
This time, instead of making a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, I made a devil’s chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. The result? I think these were better than the red velvet, if I do say so myself. The only thing missing was that I didn’t have the mini m&m’s to top them all off. I used a styrofoam base to stick all the lollipops in and to keep them from tipping over (you can find these bases at a crafts store in the planting section). I made the cupcake pops just like before, but stuck a lollipop stick through them once they hardened and were completely dry. If the chocolate was too thick to poke the stick through, I used the tip of a knife to carve out a tiny hole so that the stick would go in easier.
I haven’t been able to bake this weekend because of my wisdom teeth surgery, but I lucked out and only had 2 wisdom teeth instead of the usual 4 (both of mine were on the bottom)! The operation was definitely not as terrible as I thought it would be since they knocked me out. The last thing I remember was the doctor telling me, “You’re probably freaking out and wondering ‘Why haven’t I passed out yet?’” The next thing I knew, I was waking up and the procedure was done. Amazing how that works. I’ve been living off of tomato bisque, mashed potatoes, yogurt, ice cream, and macaroni and cheese for the past couple of days. Man, what I would do for a chili cheeseburger! I’m seriously craving some REAL food. Thank goodness I have a nice boyfriend who’s about to pick me up some creme brulee and caramel flan (my favorite desserts of all time) right now. :]
My family & friends have been amazing since I’ve basically been stuck in bed all weekend and I just want to say thank you! I even woke up from my nap today to find this from my boyfriend’s mom & grandma:
…a “feel better” bouquet (sorry for the crappy picture quality, it was taken on my phone)! How sweet is that?! They’re so precious. I’m recovering quite quickly compared to my friends’ horror stories about their experiences with wisdom teeth pulling, and I should be up and about in no time. Thanks for all your concerns and words of advice! :]