I made one batch of “Orangesicle” cake pops (though I’d still like to do a little decoration on their orange coating), and got a batch of lemon cake pops prepped – they’re rolled into balls in the fridge, waiting for sticks and candy coating.
The Wilton Chocolate Pro candy melter I got was so much easier to use than a double boiler, though I was less than impressed with the off-brand candy coloring I got at Hobby Lobby. It took the entire little jar of color to turn one little pot of candy orange. I don’t hold out any hope that the yellow coloring will go any further. Is this standard? I know that the Wilton gel food coloring goes a LONG ways, so I had higher expectations for the candy coloring.
I was going to try to do little green leaves on the tops of the orange and yellow cake pops, but after working on two sets of cake pops, multiple sink loads of dishes, and cleaning a raw egg off the floor (oops) I think I’ll just do some white drizzle striping on the orange ones! I haven’t decided yet on how to decorate the lemon pops once they’re dipped in yellow.
I think Destin had a busier day than I did, though. After changing the oil in his truck, he changed the oil in my car, and then washed it for me! I desperately need to vacuum out the inside of it still, but at least it’s shiny and silver again!
My seedlings seem to be sprouting decently. I’ve got some pumpkin seeds soaking before I plant them tomorrow, too, and a bunch of sprouting potatoes on the garage floor ready to be cut up and planted. That actually wasn’t on purpose… I bought a bag of potatoes at Christmas because it was easier to do that than to find a few single potatoes of uniform size… and then forgot about the leftovers in the pantry. Whoops. So I thought I’d try planting them and see what happens.
I wish I could just take a week off to work on projects and gardening, but it’s a little early in the year still to blow all my vacation time!