“Choc Chip Cookie” Cake Pops for Something On A Stick Day

There is so much to love about chocolate chip cookies. They’re delicious, fairly easy to make – especially for a cookie – AND they are pretty much destined to be ugly, yet everyone loves them anyway 😋

This is only the second time that I have made real cake pops – which involves crumbling, mixing with frosting, chilling, etc – rather than just ball-shaped cakes and I forgot how delicious these little treats are!

the small adventurer choc chip cookie cake pops

The first batch I made was way back in August, when I made fairy bread inspired ones. I thought they were super cute, but I’m also loving these chocolate chip cookie ones too – and with today being the ever-so-specific holiday of Something On A Stick Day, it was a no-brainer that cake pops should make an appearance on the blog 😉

They may not be the most perfect creation to be featured here on The Small Adventurer, but as I said earlier, that’s just part of the choc chip cookie charm 😂 Now, enough blabbering, let me show you how to make these tiny treats!




♡ 6 inch cake pan (I used a silicon one from Daiso!)
♡ 85g butter, softened
♡ 1 egg
♡ 1/2 cup caster sugar
♡ 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
♡ 3/4 cup flour
♡ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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Women’s Weekly Retro Baking Challenge: 24 Recipes Out of 134

Welcome to another update to my Retro Baking Challenge! I can’t believe it’s been over five months since my last one – oops 😅 In case you missed it, the last few months have NOT been kind to my health-wise, so my creating had to be put on the back burner.

BUT, since then, I have been making the most of my “good days” and have more recipes coming for you soon, as well as this update. In case you’re new around here, I set myself the goal of baking my way through the Women’s Weekly Retro Baking cookbook by the time I am 25, which will be in 2021.

I talk a little bit more about what inspired me to do this in my first post, if you’d like to give that a read. Otherwise, all you really need to know is that this cookbook is… not the best. A fellow reader even left a comment saying that the directions in this book are a bit confusing, and are more or less a “mix and dump”, which made me feel a LOT better as I am still a beginner baker and didn’t know if it was just me messing up.

That being said, I am still determined to bake my way through the entire book and continue to learn new things from it – even if it’s just what NOT to do – and I am happy to report that this update is full of mostly wins and great tasting results. Sorry for the spoiler alert 😜 Now enough talking, let me show you what I’ve been making recently!


coffee cake tofee

Recipe #19: Coffee & Walnut Cake With Toffee

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Mwah! Lips-Shaped Raspberry Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is creeping up! Daniel and I don’t usually make TOO big of a deal of this holiday, but a card, present, and fun activity together is a must. Yes, to us, that IS an understated celebration 😂

As introverted as we are, we like to celebrate special occasions. This will be our sixth Valentine’s Day together, which is just crazy. My present will be getting my ears re-pierced as I’ve been making lots of novelty earrings that I am DYING to wear.

I’m sure Daniel will want something for his computer, he just hasn’t decided on what yet. He’ll be working on the actual day, so we’ll go out to celebrate another day (and just wait until you see where we’re going!), but we’ll exchange cards the morning of.


Anyway, about this recipe. If you’re a long-time reader, you might recall the last time – which was also the first time – I made marshmallows, and swore I never would again. However, when I thought of making some fun shaped and uniquely flavoured marshmallows for Valentine’s Day, I just couldn’t put down the idea.

So, I gave it another try. If you’ve read the other post you’ll know that the marshmallows were a strange texture, and not like store bought ones, so I decided to try a different recipe instead. Well, these ones were even stranger! The melt in your mouth before you can even chew them, it’s super weird.

Now, that may be something you enjoy, so I will link the recipe I tried below, but if you have a homemade marshmallow recipe that you already love then I suggest using that one – and then telling me your recipe, as I am determined to find a recipe that tastes and feels like real marshmallows! Okay, enough blabbering, let’s move onto the tutorial.
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