After my first visit to Momofuku’s Milk Bar, I wasn’t very impressed by the compost cookie and had lukewarm feelings for the slice of crack pie. However, I decided to give it another whirl and went back to try something different.
You’re probably wondering what is inside the mysterious brown paper bag. It’s what Momofuku calls “b’day truffles”. At $4.50 CAD a pack, you get three:
That’s a pretty heft price tag for what is also known as cake pops, minus the stick! Taking a bite into one, I can say that I do enjoy them much more than the compost cookie and crack pie.
Look at the sprinkles on this guy. It’s powdery on the outside, but moist on the inside. Probably a good idea so that it doesn’t turn moldy.
Cake pops or cake balls aren’t that difficult to make, especially when there is no outer candy or chocolate coating. All you need to do is bake a cake, crumble it, and then mix it with enough frosting so that you can form balls. It’s sort of like making meatballs, where the crumbled cake is the meat and the frosting is the bread. After making the cake balls, you can put them in the fridge or freezer to stabilize the shape. Thereafter, inhale them like you do with timbits (a Canadian thing).