Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Magic of Cake Pops

If you haven't discovered the goodness of Cake Pops you must check out the Queen of Cake Pops, Bakerella! These are so much fun to make with the kids. You can pretty much do whatever you want with these:

  • German chocolate cake with coconut- pecan icing and milk chocolate coating.
  • Spice or carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting and vanilla coating.
  • Red Velvet Cake with vanilla frosting and white chocolate coating
  • White Cake with vanilla frosting and vanilla chocolate tinted green or red with green or red streaks (Christmas) or green or red sprinkles.
  • Devil's food cake with fudge icing and white chocolate coating.
  • Yellow cake with buttercream frosting and orange-colored vanilla coating with green or black sprinkles. (Halloween).
  • White cake with white frosting mixed with orange and yellow sprinkles and chocolate coating. (Fall or Halloween) or Harvest Sprinkles.

Cake Pops
1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wax paper
candy melts (1 lb. pkg.)- I use almond bark (24 oz.). You can get it at Harmon's
Lollipop sticks
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don't tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
Dip in sprinkles or desired coating.
Place in a styrofoam block to dry. (i put mine in a bowl filled with rice)
you can also make this without the sticks.....voila! Cake Balls!

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3 comments:

  1. I was just looking at these on Bakerella last week. So fun and cute.

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  2. These look darling! what a fun centerpiece for a kids table. Wouldn't they be thrilled at the end of the meal when you told them they could eat the centerpiece??

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