Post # 1
aka, my first attempt at brownie pops 😉
Yeah… pink may have been a bad color choice XD
I have a feeling I didn’t entirely do these right. But here’s some tips anyways-
1. Bigger is not better. they will be lopsided and unweildly and fall off/through the stick. Whatever size you think they should be, make them like half that size.
2. Rolling them when they’re still hot works pretty well
3. Try really hard to make them as round and centered as you can.
Even though they looked really un-pretty, they didn’t taste bad. A little sweet for my taste with the wilton’s vanilla candy melts, but with semi-sweet or dark chocolate they’d be awesome. So I will still be gifting these to my roomates, in cute little giftbags… of 2.
Post # 3
At least they’re high in protein!
Post # 4
HAHA! That’s not exactly what my first thought would be upon seeing them, but now that you said it, I can’t think of anything else!
Anyway, i’m sure they’re delicious! Your guests will love them!
Post # 5
Well luckily these are just a very first test run, hopefully by the wedding they’ll be beautiful 🙂
And somehow they photograph better than they look in person, how does that happen?
Post # 6
I actually have a decoration tip for you – PM if you’re interested.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
HA! They look tasty at least!
Post # 8
are you going to serve these, i would laugh my butt off!!!!
i was watching “my big redneck wedding” yesterday and this guy was all “hog nuts and frogs legs will be, like, the appetizer” then it showed him and his buddies out there cuttin off hogs nuts (rather cruel by the way,didn’t think this part was funny at all) then it showed them out at night in the swamp collecting frogs…
what a winner! hahha
omg and i love the tags on here brownie pops, failure, testicles, food hahahahah
this has made me laugh, lots!
Post # 9
omgsh, you’re balls look delish ~ have u made any blue ones??
Post # 10
bahaha testicle on a stick. They look yummy!
Post # 11
Ok, apparently I can't send photos in PMs. Who knew. So here's a little decor technique you all might be interested in - it's very easy and always looks good.
We did this when I used to work in a chocolate shop. We had a decor technique we called "striping" or "tiger striping." Basically, once the main chocolate layer was completely dried (this would be the pink layer for you), you do thin stripes in another color. I think an uncolored chocolate (brown) would look great on your brownies.
I'll try to describe what to do. Assuming you're right-handed.
Hold the brownie pop by the stick in your left hand, parallel to the counter, with your palm facing down, over a bowl of melted chocolate. Using a small spoon, with your right hand, drizzle chocolate vertically over the pop, moving away from your body. You have to move fairly quickly in each "stripe" if you want to avoid a shaky drizzly effect. If you move quickly, you get nice straight lines and a stripey 3D tiger effect. Redip the spoon in the chocolate after each pass. Never touch the spoon directly to the brownie. You can experiment with different thicknesses of stripes (go slower, and use more chocolate, for thicker stripes), as well as parallel or criss-crossing stripes.
It's always a nice effect, and I thought it would make your pink balls (I'm still lolling) look more appetizing, because it would clue people in that they were chocolate underneath.
Here's a similar design on frozen bananas (I'd do fewer, thicker stripes myself):
Here are some pics of me striping some frozen bananas at New Years. You can do this to brownies, small chocolates, cakes, or whatevs. I cropped the pics so I look like I'm 4'10", which is awesome.
First I dip the bananas in chocolate (for you, this would be the pink layer). I wait for it to dry.
Then, I stripe with white chocolate. For you, this might be brown, or another color. I recommend using Callebaut or another quality brand - it melts and moves better and won't bloom as easily.
Finished product, in my hand and on the table. I did pretty thick stripes on these, but you might want skinnier stripes since your balls (haha) are smaller than my bananas (HAHAHAHAHAOMG!).
Hope this helps!
Post # 12
LMAO I totally need to keep this in mind for my friends’ upcoming bachelorettes…testicles-on-a-stick/cello ballsacks need to make an appearance. After all, what’s the use of drinking out of a penis straw if you don’t have a testicle on a stick to wash down with your cocktail?
Post # 13
I’m actually glad they came out this way, cause it’s kind of awesome XD