Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daring Bakers - Cheesecake Pops


Yay! It's Daring Bakers time again! This month's challenge was hosted by Elle of Feeding my Enthusiasms and Deborah of Taste and Tell. And they chose cheesecake pops!


I was ecstatic when I saw the selection at the beginning of the month, because I absolutely love cheesecake! So creamy and cheesy and mmmm.... yeah. I'm also kind of obsessive about cheesecake quality, and am on a neverending quest for the perfect cheesecake recipe, so I always jump at the opportunity to try a new one! And this was more than just a new cheesecake recipe, it was an entirely new method of preparation and serving! See how cute each pop was on it's own little stick?


Awww. So happy. We were allowed to dip the pops in any kind of chocolate we wanted, and then decorate with anything we could think to stick on it! Needless to say, mine look rather plain compared to some of the pops those other Daring Bakers made. But they still make me really happy. I chose to dip them in white chocolate, because I was feeling like I wanted something that would add mild sweetness without too sharp or overpowering a flavor. After all, the cheesecake is the most important part in my book! And also because white chocolate was all I had in my freezer at the time... hehe. And since it was all I had, I decided the least I could do was make it colorful... so I made purple and blue cheesecake balls.

They had so much personality, though. See, this one is the "Allison ran out of sticks and dipped me with her fingers and then ate me so that no one would know" ball:


And this one is the "I'm so swirly and it makes me cool, even though it's really because the chocolate cooled too fast on me" texture-happy ball:


Haha I had way too much fun with these...

In the end, they all tasted amazing. I carried them around with me everywhere I went the day I made them, and received more than one marriage proposal in response. And seriously, I can't ask any more than that from any dessert recipe... =)

So thank you, Deborah and Elle, for a seriously fun challenge! The Daring Bakers are fabulous!

21 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

Marriage proposals?! They look adorable with the blue and purple coating!

HoneyB said...

Great job! Who ever said plain was bad??

Amy J. said...

Omigosh, I love them! They're so pretty.

Christine said...

These look beautiful! Good job!

Jerry said...

They look like little cotton candy balls! Love the color!

Susan said...

The pastel colors are really lovely. I will recommend the recipe to all my single-and-looking friends.

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the picture of the perfect shaped ball!

shellyfish said...

Your colours are so beautiful, and wow, proposals...powerful pops!

Jenny said...

I love it when food starts talking back. Your pops are cute (and sassy!)

Deborah said...

I glad you had so much fun with this challenge! They look wonderful!

Jenny said...

Hehe I like the colors and personality of the pops - makes them look like little candies.

Emiline said...

These look great! They really do have so much personality. They're quite charming, actually.

L Vanel said...

Beautiful result and I love the colors.

Astra Libris said...

WOW! Looook at your a-m-a-z-i-n-g cheesecake pops! You They're gorgeous! I especially love the swirly one!

Katie said...

They look so yummy. Somtimes the simplest things are the best

Gloria said...

They are so nice !!! Gloria

Tempered Woman said...

They look great~ I'm a big fan of simplicity. These make me think of a perfect dessert for a wedding shower using the bride's colors or baby shower. Ooohhh, just imagine pinks and blues everywhere!
Great job on the challenge~

Dolores said...

I don't know, in a sea of cheesecake and chocolate, I find your pastels rather refreshing. Great job!

SweetDesigns said...

Wonderful ..They look adorable!!

Texana said...

OOOOOO! I love the pastel colors-- what a perfect idea for the next time I have to hostess a shower! Great job!

Tartelette said...

You did a gret job with this month challenge! Bravo!