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Welcome to my small little world of sweet treats. Passionate about baking cakes, cupcakes, truffles and eating them too! Having being exposed to such wonderful home-made treats from a very young age, I hope to bring across my passion and love for baking and creating new recipes through this site. All in all, this will focus on fun as well as healthy baking, decorating and everything else creative (could include my love for painting/sketching as well, so I could divert a little from my blog's title :)). Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Shopping in Ikea can get really exhausting and tiring, so you need a sugar rush and caffiene ofcourse..a nice cup of masala tea will do. In my case, I needed some happy cake pom poms...as I call them (I just wished they came out as colorful as the pom poms that cheerleaders use).

I had already baked a simple pineapple cake and used that up to make the 'POM POM' (doesn't this remind you of the autorickshaw horns in India)....Oh, I get distracted quite easily, so coming back to the pom poms...

All you need to do is bake a cake, you can bake any cake even a boxed cake will taste yummy!! Break the cake apart and get ready to make melted chocolate...really do I need to put this down. Just put some chocolate chips or a chocolate bar of your choice on a double boiler (ok let me make this easy!). Just throw some (it depends on how many pom poms you'd like to make) in a microwave safe bowl and pop it into the microwave for a few seconds. Just make sure you keep stirring them, so as to not burn them. Burnt chocolate doesn't taste so good!

I used about 1 cup of chocolate chips and I basically heated it on the stove. I wouldn't suggest doing that as I'm just plain lazy and like to cut corners.

So after you've broken the cake and added some chocolate in it,  you can start making balls similar to the way we make ladoos. Once, you've done that, just dip your cake pom poms into the chocolate and roll them properly till they get completely covered.

And then take pictures of some friendly faces to show how much fun we're having (believe me, I didn't pay him to smile)!!
Dip it thoroughly!! Yum!!

Family picture time!


Dip it and place them on a cookie sheet or parchment paper to let them dry. You can even pop them in the freezer if you want to eat them in the next 10 minutes and they'll harden.

If you like them plain, you're done. If you like them like I do with some sprinkles on top, then you can put anything that you'd like. Next time I want to make abstract shapes and designs on top of these pom poms. You can also make truffles out of this melted chocolate and not use any cake. It's a nice way of using up any leftover cake! Enjoy.


  1. Never knew this side of you :) Glad to be part of it...

  2. wow chitra Yummy !!!! how are you doing ?

  3. cool chitra..way to go...

    quite talented you are. :)reema khanna

  4. @Radha: Thanks dear, how are you doing? You can choose to follow if you wish to by scrolling to the upper right side of the page and even subscribe to this.
    @Ekta: Thanks so much, maybe you should visit to try them. Will call to catch up.
    @Reema di: Thanks so much for the sweet complements, how are you all doing?

  5. You're a 'delight' to follow! ;)

    ~ Shoom