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Homemade Cake Pops - I can't believe he's 21

Homemade Cake Pops - I can't believe he's 21

My wee baby brother turns 21 years old tomorrow...I can't believe it.  There is 21 years between us too....if you can believe that.  Everyone thought he was my baby when he was born, teehee.  He was my wee shadow.  He is currently studying Aerospace Engineering at Queen's in Belfast.  He just found out that he won 2 awards for being the top student of his year.  He's also doing his year Internship and he's loving it.  Did I also mention that he got his pilots licence when he was just 19??  19 years of age and he was flying planes!!   He excels at everything he does but is so gracious and humble....unlike his big sister, lol.   I couldn't be more proud of him, he's turned out to be an incredible young man.   I will gladly shout it from the roof tops that he's an exceptional human being, lol.

I made these cake pops and will be making the finishing touches to his birthday cake very soon.  If the cake looks half decent, I will share a photo of it too.  But for now, here are my cake pops.  These are my own recipe that I have developed and they taste incredible.

These are the "plain" cake pops.  Made using my own recipe for chocolate cake.  I crumb the cake down and mix it with chocolate ganache.  I mould them into little (rather large!) balls and coat them with tempered Callebaut chocolate and then I dipped them in sprinkles.
These are my hazelnut cake pops.  Again, made as above but they have 3 whole hazelnuts in the centre.  When I coat them, they are then dipped in chopped hazelnuts.  They're so incredibly tasty.

I'm not very good at cake decorating, at all!  But I'm making Corey my chocolate and caramel cake for his birthday cake.  If I manage to make it look half decent, I might share some photos and maybe the recipe too.  A big Happy 21st Birthday to my Wee Minkete (my pet name for him).   I couldn't be more proud of you.

That's it from me for now folks.  Toodles Noodles....Lee aka Crafty Loops xx