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My Golden Pear: RED NOSE DAY CAKE POPS

Thursday, 14 March 2013

RED NOSE DAY CAKE POPS


I have lived in the UK for 14 years now and every year I am in awe of the generosity of the people who live on this island when it comes to giving charity for projects both at home and abroad.  Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty and has raised a staggering £800 million since its inception in 1985.  I was brought up in Africa and can honestly say that we were never encouraged as children to think about giving for charity.  Quite sad when you think that Africa is on the receiving end of so much charity raised in other countries.  On the contrary, children in this country are made aware of donating to charity from their early nursery year's right through their school lives. Part of the Comic Relief campaign is Red Nose Day which falls on 15th March.  The idea is simple - everyone has a laugh whilst raising money to help change countless lives across the UK and Africa.  The children are allowed to dress up tomorrow and have been asked to make some cakes for the cake sale.  We decided to make some truffles and decorate them with funny faces and a big red nose.  The kids had lots of messy fun and I did a lot of cleaning up.

To make the truffles we used this recipe for chocolate truffle balls.  I found a pack of sticks and cellophane wrappers at Hobbycraft.   The eyes are sugar balls which I had bought previously from my local supermarket, the noses are smarties and the mouths and pupils were done by using small tubes of ready made icing.


And here they are all packaged up and ready for the cake sale. 

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22 Comments:

At 14 March 2013 at 13:02 , Anonymous Camilla @FabFood4All said...

These are phenomenal and I want one, think there'll be a stampede for them at the school LOL! Very original and very delicious and such cute faces! Well done Angela:-)

 
At 14 March 2013 at 13:40 , Blogger The Happy Whisk said...

They look great.

 
At 14 March 2013 at 13:50 , Blogger The Happy Whisk said...

PS: Thanks for the nice words on my blog.

 
At 14 March 2013 at 19:44 , Anonymous Mich Piece of Cake said...

These cake pops are so adorable! I think its just such a great idea to sell these for charity and I am sure they would fly off the table.

 
At 15 March 2013 at 00:18 , Anonymous Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

Really professional done and well thought out Angela - Bravo! I bet they will be snapped up :-)

 
At 15 March 2013 at 01:33 , Blogger Angie's Recipes said...

wow how adorable!

 
At 15 March 2013 at 05:03 , Blogger underthebluegumtree said...

They are fabulous and I bet your kids were proud to take those beauties in to school. Here's hoping that we see a Comic Relief South Africa one day......

 
At 15 March 2013 at 10:08 , Blogger Lauren Roffey said...

These look so fun!

 
At 15 March 2013 at 12:54 , Anonymous Suzanne Perazzini said...

Ha ha, at first I thought you had made the red monsters as well and was wondering how you got that texture on them. Anyway, a lovely create job on the actual edible ones.

 
At 15 March 2013 at 14:01 , Blogger cupcake girl said...

How good do those look angela! A friend of mine made some cake pops today red+ white theme....now i'm itching to do some. I was just watching some tutorials on youtube.
My Cupcake Habit

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:00 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Thanks for persevering with the comment Camilla. Always lovely to read your comments.

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:01 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

I was surprised to find them selling for £1 each but they all went so lots of money raised.

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:02 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Not sure about professional but the kids had fun.

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:03 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Crazy that there is nothing like it in South Africa. So much wealth and poverty in one country.

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:04 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Lots of fun to make and good to eat too. Thanks for the comment.

 
At 16 March 2013 at 04:05 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

LOL - the bright red ones are the actual noses that everyone wears for the charity.

 
At 20 March 2013 at 15:16 , Blogger Zoe said...

Hi Angela,

You are so clever making these! They are all so cute! Hope that you raise lots of money from this bake sale.

Zoe

 
At 25 March 2013 at 14:37 , Anonymous Laura Loves Cakes said...

What lovely little cake pops...they're so cute and for a great cause too! :-)

 
At 3 April 2013 at 11:38 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Thanks Angie

 
At 3 April 2013 at 11:42 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

I love making things like this - much more fun than boring meals for the family :-)

 
At 3 April 2013 at 11:43 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Thanks Zoe. They sold very well - next year I will make double

 
At 3 April 2013 at 11:44 , Blogger Angela Darroch said...

Thanks Laura - I love red nose day and what it stands for.

 

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