Despite the initial debacle with the Cake Pop disaster I persevered and tried another batch. It was a friend's birthday party and I wasn't giving up this time. He's a friend with an odd sense of humor which happened to match my baking (or lack thereof) skills perfectly. And so I created Cthulhu Cake pops!
So they kind of looked weird and disgusting with tentacles and a green uneven texture -- but fortunately that's how Cthulhu looks. And those who were brave enough to try them will attest to the fact that they tasted pretty darn delicious.
I also made a little display of simple round cake pops in milk chocolate coating and colorful sprinkles. These were an instant hit (the ones that made it to the party ahem ahem ... i had to taste a few myself first!)
Final Assessment: Cake Pops are great --- just keep it simple for your first time out. You can't go wrong with chocolate and sprinkles. For an easy DIY tutorial check out this one from Roxy Cakes.