Sunday, June 26, 2011

Megpops ♥

I know a pretty lady named Meg.

She makes the best cookies on the planet.

She is married to my photographer friend Dan Woolf.

Last week when I visited them for another cupcake photo shoot, Meg fed me the yummiest butterscotch chip & chocolate chunk cookies.

Ok. let's back track. Before she baked the cookies, she took out her *persimmon* kitchen aid mixer. I loved the color and even complimented her on it.

While she was mixing up the batter, she fed me big chunks of her fresh amazzzazing cookie dough on a spoon.

She sent me home with a beautifully wrapped bag of about 8 gigantic delicious cookies.

I devoured a few of them...but this is what I did with the rest.

I call them Meg Pops.
The "M" is for Megan.
The inside is Megan's butterscotch cookie combined with a little of my white cake and cream cheese frosting.

Instead of eating this off of a stick like a regular cake pop, I used a spoon. Inspired by the spoonfuls of chunky amazing heavenly cookie dough I ate straight from her persimmon colored Kitchen Aid Mixer.

I tried my best to make the "M" for Megan *persimmon* colored to match her Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Megpops are simple and fun to make.

Megpop Ingredients:
  •  Cookies (If you are lucky they'll be Meg's cookies)
  • Wooden Spoons (You can get them at craft stores in the kiddo aisle)
  • Or..if you want to be really festive you can find some decorative vintage looking spoons!
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Candy Melts
  • Butterscotch chips (or chips of your choice)
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • A bowl or a melting pot for your candy wafers
  • Great Memories of Delicious Cookie Making for Inspiration.

1.  Select a medium or large bowl for your cookie brew. (Hopefully it is colorful and fun, like Meg's persimmon Kitchen Aid Mixer).
2.  Crumble up your cookies.
3.  Throw in about a spoonful of your favorite frosting (don't worry if it feels too dry you can always add more).
4.  Mix all the cookie crumbs and frosting together with delight.
5.  Form into cake pop balls and set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
6.  Now freeze. (not you..the cake pops)! For about 20-25 minutes.
7.  Use a melting pot if you have one and melt your candy wafers. If you don't have a melting pot, you can melt your candy wafers carefully in a pot on the stove while stirring continuously.  Or you can use a deep bowl and melt the wafers in the microwave in 30 second increments. (stirring in between until melted & smooth).
8.  Set up a clean sheet of parchment paper on your countertop (this is where you'll put your finished megpops).
9.  Take the cake pops out of the freezer. They are ready to be dipped. ♥
10.  Dip your cake pop in the melted chocolate using a lollypop stick or a spoon.
11.  Quickly set the cake pop down on your parchment paper and remove the lollypop stick while it is still soft.
12. Use the melted chocolate as your "glue" to attach your spoon to the cake pop as shown in the photos above ♥
13. Add excess-think cookie dough! Chocolate Chunks, Butterscotch chips, more melted chocolate, disco dust, anything your heart desires.
14.  Let dry.  Once they are dry, you can lift the little pops of wonderful off of your parchment paper with the spoon!
Somehow using a spoon just makes it all seem more sinful. ♥ And wonderful. 

The Megpops were so much fun that I kinda went crazy and made some more cake pops with a wooden spoon instead of a stick. So very indulgent.
A cake pop made with strawberry pie crust, strawberry chunks, and strawberry cake.

Cake pops with oreos inside.

See, they really are spoons!

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At June 28, 2011 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Caroline Cakewise said...

My oh my Ms Amanda Cupcake... I just received your package with the post!! I cried with joy at such an utterly incredible gift. What an amazing bundle of magic and deliciousness to send to someone!! I feel so proud that you mixed up an AMAZING specialised Sparkles & Crumbs cupcake kaleidoscope - what an absolute honour!! I will gush more in a post on it shortly but for now, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, a thousand times! :) As for a comment on your latest posts, I love your writing on how your passion for fashion and beauty and style comes out in your cupcakes. You really can see how they are bursting with creativity, colour and magic! I wish I had the same kind of skill, to create something wonderful [and, as a bonus, tasty!] out of everything that inspires me - I guess I just have to keep looking until I find that skill! Even if I can't send back something as utterly fabulous, a little package will be winging its way in return to you soon :) xx

At June 28, 2011 at 6:40 AM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Yay so it got there okay and is still edible and everything? I was so worried because they said it was going to take a week! :) And I should have shipped it in a box instead of that awful bag! But THANK GOD it got to you. I knew you'd love it!!! Thank you for everything you just said, honestly your website inspires my writing and the style that I have decided to use on my blogs. I am so very glad I met you my lovely friend. ♥

At June 28, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Wonderful ideas! Look forward to your posts. Thanks for joining my flickr group, MACRO Desserts.

Carmen of Baking is my Zen

At June 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to appreciate my work. Love your flickr group. It makes me so hungry!


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