These cake pops aren't anything new, I've posted the recipe before, but aren't they pretty? I made them for Helen's birthday today (a co-worker) . Truthfully they take less time now for me than it would for me to make cupcakes or a whole cake.
Funny Story about Helen's Birthday: At my job when it's someones birthday a card is circulated around the office secretly so the recipient wont see it. There is a method to this. Inside a brightly colored folder there is a post-it note that says "Return to Helen" and the initials of everyone who has to sign the card. After you sign it you cross off your name and it is passed around to whomever has not signed it yet, the last person brings it back to Helen. Helen is keeper of the cards and head of the "birthday party committee."
My first week I was unfamiliar with the routine. Someone came into my office handed me the folder and left. I opened it, saw the card and read the post-it note quickly. I saw "Helen blah blah blah" (Obviously I am detail oriented). "Oh!" I thought, "A birthday card for Helen."
Actually no, it was ANDY'S birthday. Not knowing this I signed the card to Helen. Then making things worse, there were cute little party monkeys all over the card. Kind of like this. I drew caption bubbles making the monkeys say "Helen is Amazing!" "We LOVE Helen." It gets worse... I then brought the card to Andy to sign next. His own birthday card. Frown.
After making the connection I panicked and told a couple people in the office my mistake. I was new and assumed that ruining someones birthday surprise was not a good way to start off and was practically in tears. Luckily everyone thought it was hysterical and now every time there is a birthday people crack jokes about it. I still turn bright red.
Now it really is Helen's birthday. I wanted to make this one special for real, hence the cake pops. I'm headed to target to pray there is a card with party monkeys on it :)