4.27.2008

I challenge YOU to...


...CHEESE CAKE POPS!
This month's DB challenge was a simple one. Simply make frozen pops out of cheesecake. Phew! I thought it was going to be all hard, but NOPE just take approximately 2 days to make a dessert (including prep, cook, cool, firm time). Then when you cheesecake is, well, cheesecake, roll into balls, insert the stick and freeze. Voila.

Now, I'm hoping that you sense a hint of sarcasm in my tone. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS FOR ME TO WAIT TO EAT THIS DESSERT? Sheesh! First of all it's cheesecake (can we just pause for a minute and honor the inventor of this dessert). On top of waiting the normal timeframe, we added another 2 hours of freezing time and another 24 hours of "refrigerate until ready to serve" time.

I.am.dead.

Nah.... it was really fun. The funny part was that I remembered that my daughter had to complete a diarama (sp?) project last year for school and we purchased like 1000 popsicle sticks from (good ole) Michael's. This was the first DB challenge that I've done where I didn't have to purchase any of the ingredients needed. Making the cheesecake was a breeze and when it came time to "roll; insert; freeze" I was all set. Until I went to get the sticks from out of our art supplies container, and realized I threw away all of those damn sticks, thinking that I would never need them again (or more likely that I would just purchase another box if I needed to).
So while improvising I decided to use the 4 "poker designed" cocktail stirrers I just purchased for my husband's party. I only had four so the other balls were S.O.L.

Oh, well. This time I'm taking a more literal approach to the challenge, and I'll be "popping" these little balls into my mouth. I guess, then, we can still call them Cheesecake Pops!







Thanks "Elle" and "Deborah" for such a wonderfully fun challenge.

20 comments:

Jen said...

Ooooh, yours are beautiful!! I'm sure they were delish!

dapotato said...

yummy! pretty!

Winnie said...

Oooh! You're doing the same challenge as Jen! They look yummy :)

BC said...

That always happens - you clear out your stuff, then you need it!

They look great!

Mandy said...

with sticks or not, these cheesecake pops are winners. I agree that the hardest part is waiting for the 24 hours setting time!

Lunch Buckets said...

I guess when you are done you can brandish the stick like a weapon to keep interlopers away from your stash!

JaySpice said...

Those cheesecake pops look great. I see you are a fan of C+D. That's my old stomping ground. Are you are a lurker or a commenter?

Amy J. said...

Stick, no stick, who cares? Those look awesome.

Michelle said...

You pops look really yummy!

Jade Is Green! said...

Haha is forgetting stuff like that a mother thing? Because ever since I had a baby I forget everything! Your pops look amazing though and who needs a stick really? I like the idea of popping it all in your mouth in one go!

Christine said...

Your pops look beautiful! I like the stirrers I searched all over town for cocktail stirrers and couldn't find any!

Shandy said...

All 4 pops with sticks are phenomenal! All balls without sticks are still perfect! Your cheesecake balls are adorable and I so agree with you about having a hard time waiting to eat one, okay 5, but I wasn't suppose to be counting, right? =D

Jen said...

I love the enormous poker sized sticks for the pops.... it makes them look sort of like arrows with cheesecake tips...

Aamena said...

they look beautiful.

Elle said...

Great save with the poker sticks :) Your pops look so cute and, without the sticks, sure are easy to eat.
Bet you aren't the only one who threw out something that could be useful later...I do it all the time and still have too much junk.
Great job on the challenge!!

Tiffany said...

Very cute little bon bons :-) We ended up pulling most of the sticks out and just shoving the cheesecake in our mouths anyway.

wan-nabe said...

cream cheese. chocolate. on a stick.

mmmmmmm...

Lis said...

Stick or no stick they are gorgeous!

I love how you layered the coatings.. fabulous! And yes.. I would like to marry the person who invented cheesecake. I'd even clean their house and wash their car. :D

xoxo

Dolores said...

The inventor of cheesecake deserves a spot next to St. Honore. Great job with April's challenge. I love your ingenuity around the lack of lolipop sticks.

Texana said...

OOOO! triple dippers! Looks fabulous!