Friday, April 22, 2011

Cake Pops

Last week we had a luncheon after church.  I always try to bring something fun and I've been wanting to try to make cake pops for a while.  I ended up making close to 6 dozen cake pops, all of which were gone by the time Sunday was over.  And I was VERY good and only ate one of them!

I made two types of cake pops.  At first glance, they are purple and brown.  Well, the purple ones were Golden Butter Yellow cake with white frosting and a purple-vanilla candy shell.  The brown ones were chocolate fudge cake with chocolate frosting and a chocolate candy shell.  Both types were garnished with white candy sprinkles.

This weekend is Easter weekend.  I have 2 different family dinners to attend and I hope to try my hand at something a little more difficult.  I'm going to steal borrow Bakerella's design and try these cute Easter Bunny Pops.  They look so cute don't they?  I'll be sure to post the update on how my pops turn out. 

Here's how I made my cake pops:

1 box cake mix
1 cup of frosting
36 paper lollipop sticks
2 bags candy pieces ( I used these)
sprinkles to garnish
Piece of styrofoam

Bake 1 box cake mix as directed in 9x13 pan.  Cool completely.  In large bowl, crumble entire cake into small pieces.  Add in 1 cup of frosting.  (Not the entire tub of frosting.)  Using the back of a large spoon, mash the cake and frosting together till it's combined.  It will be a gooey but sticky consistency.  Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a pan lined with wax paper.  Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.

When the cake balls are firm, melt 1 bag of candy pieces.  Take one lollipop stick and dip it in the melted candy.  Stick the stick in the cake ball, no more than halfway in.  Dip the entire cake ball into the candy and let it drip off back into the bowl.  Once it is done dripping off, immediately decorate with sprinkles while the candy shell is still wet.  Place the cake pop into the piece of styrofoam. 

Pretty simple isn't it?  With the chocolate ones that is exactly how I did it.  With the vanilla ones I ended up putting all the sticks in first and letting them harden before putting the entire cake pop into the candy shell.  Either one worked fine, so you can find which way works best for you.

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