Friday 14 December 2012


Initial research;
Researching for typogateoux I first started to look on pinterest and google, looking for cakes and this is what I found.
Looking at teared cakes, that stand out and are different, starting with basics then some with type.
Finding this cake I first thought that it was a good idea, but then thought that this idea could have been done before, and is an easy way of using type in a context.

Cakes with type, big teared cakes;
Going from standard teared cake to different shaped cakes and left alligned. Having a different more unique cake will work better as it is less likely to be done. I then looked at the past entries for typogateoux to see what has been done, and what I could do that is different.

Interesting cakes;
These are all completely different cakes, but from looking at these, and what has been done before, I started to look further at the above (cake pops).

Cake pops;
These show that there are many different shapes that could be made with the cake pops therefore I could use this to my advantage, I just needs to find how to present them.

Cake pops on cakes;
Having the cake pops stuck into a cake could work well so looked into that.

How to make the cake pops;
Screen Shots from on how to make cake pops. These were really good instructions, also found that they were easier to make than I thought they were, and they will look good if they are done right.

This video shows that the cake pops can be easily packaged.

Instructions from the website;
  1. Add cake to a large bowl.
  2. Crumble until it resembles fine crumbs
  3. Add in frosting a little bit at a time until cake is moist and can hold a ball shape, yet still slightly crumbly.
  4. Use your hands to incorporate the frosting into the cake crumbs.
  5. Use a mini ice cream scoop and scoop out two balls of cake mixture.
  6. Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place on a plate.
  7. Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
  8. Melt 2-4 ounces of white chocolate in the microwave.
  9. Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.
  10. Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile prepare all of your decorating supplies.
  12. Melt the remaining chocolate in a large cup. Make sure you have enough chocolate to completely submerge the cake ball.
  13. Remove cake balls from freezer.
  14. Dip cake balls carefully into the chocolate until covered.
  15. Let the excess chocolate drip off. Swirl and tap gently if needed.
  16. Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. It will harden quickly.
  17. Stick the decorated cake pop into a styrofoam block to finish setting.
  18. Place into the freezer to speed up setting time.
  19. Cover with a clear treat bag & ribbon for gift giving, if desired.
  20. Store in a single layer, in an airtight container.
  21. Enjoy!

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