This is a cake pop.
It’s a cake pop made by my wonderfully talented and lovely friends Jessie (also known as Cakespy) and Megan (also known as Not Martha).If you are lucky enough to know people who want to spend the afternoon with you crumbling up cake with their hands, manipulating marzipan, and making zombie santas into the evening? You know you have good friends.
This is a Rudolph cake pop, inspired by the Rankin-Bass special we three grew up on, surreal and hilarious. The holiday season brings a lot of sensory memories for me, but most of them seem to center on those Rankin-Bass specials and the songs seared into my brain. Holiday cake pops? Have to be Rudolph.
This is my 2-year-old daughter, patiently holding a cake pop, waiting for me to take the photo so she can eat it.
You know what else this is? A gluten-free cake pop.
That’s not all. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free cake pop.
You heard me right — a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free cake pop.
And it was darned delicious.
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