This is the inaugural installment of a new little feature here on Green Eggs and Hamlet. Hamlet and I have named it “Spotted” because that’s what it’s all about – spotting Boston Terriers from all over the
globe internet. Hamlet wasn’t wild about the name because he thought some folks might be confused into thinking we were somehow referencing a dog’s spots but I assured him that our readers are smart people and would not be so easily confused. My apologies if you are confused but just read the previous two sentences again and I’m sure you’ll get it worked out. Atta girl! The other great thing about Spotted is that it’s kind of a fun way to highlight other blogs and websites. They’re not necessarily dog-centric but hopefully bring a little amusement into your life. Heck, you might even find a new favorite blog.
If you read blogs and like baked goods then surely you’ve heard of the wonderful Bakerella. She recently beefed up a feature on her blog that she calls Pop Stars in which she posts photos of reader-submitted cake pops. Bakerella did a recent round-up of some of the cake pop goodness and lo and behold a reader named Monica submitted Boston Terrier cake pops!
If you’ve been living under a cake-deprived rock and don’t know what a cake pop is, you can read more about them in Bakerella’s very first cake pop post. I made cake pops – thanks to Bakerella – last summer for my brother and sister-in-law’s engagement party but mine didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as Bakerella’s. I think it would definitely be something that improved with practice. Or so I thought. My mom and I made another batch last summer to bring to a baby shower and my mom had the awesome idea to make them cube shaped and decorate them as baby blocks. They looked ok (marginal, not great, but passable), until we were walking down the street in the 100 degree heat and cake pops started dropping from their sticks like flies. “Too hot!” they yelled. “I’m jumping from this styrofoam ship!” Anyway, if you plan to make cake pops, be sure they’re nice and cool before you take them out for a walk.
Bakerella even has a cake pop book, Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats, that I can vouch is super awesome because my super awesome mother gave it to me for Christmas. It has tips (obviously, the word “tips” is in the title!) as well as step-by-step guides for creating a bunch of different cake pops (think everything from bumblebees to snowmen).
What do you think of Monica’s Boston Terrier cake pops? How talented is Bakerella? How are you feeling about this new Spotted feature? Tell me all about it in the comments and I’ll say something nice about you out loud.