Cake pops tend to look a lot better on the Internet than they do in real life. A lot can go wrong when aspiring bakers try to dip cake into melted chocolate, and the results can be more gooey blobs of terror than glamorous treats. Jasmin Fine of 1 Fine Cookie has found a sensible work-around that can help even the most clumsy bakers.

To make beautiful and crisp LEGO cake bites, Fine ordered a mold. She then filled each section with colored melted chocolate, making sure each stud was completely filled with chocolate and popping any bubbles forming on top with a toothpick. Next, she add the cake filling and covered it with more chocolate. (Fine recommends dropping the mold on the counter a few times to make sure all the bubbles are out.) After sitting in the fridge, the creations are free to be popped out of the mold, yielding beautiful LEGO bricks that look perfect enough to build with.

If you don't want to buy a mold, you can check out Fine's other LEGO cake pop recipe.

[h/t: Huffington Post]