Friday, October 28, 2011

Cake Pops Galore

Cake Pops?  Heard of them? 

Yep, they're everywhere.  Cause they're yummy and they're good.  And fun and cute.

Google them.  I won't go in to details because you can find out about them at Bakerella.  Go there.  Drool.  Wipe.  Drool again.

I made them way, way back when I was pregnant with Chewy.  I just made cake balls then.  No sticks or anything.

I made them again just recently.  We've got celebrations galore coming up.  I had to deliver treats to Scooter's class today for his birthday and his Halloween celebration at school on Monday. 


Scooter requested milk chocolate cake and I used canned pumpkin in place of the oil.  I used cream cheese frosting.  (Crumble the warm baked cake and mix with about 1 cup of frosting.  Then form balls.)  I also cut sugar cones to make them mini.  Shhh...someone has been snacking on the tops of the cones.  I dipped the cones in melted chocolate and put a cake ball on top.  Then I froze and then I dipped the cake balls in more chocolate.


The cake balls are coated in Dove chocolate.  Dark and milk chocolate.  My extra special helper (Chewy) sprinkled the sprinkles on the cones.


Since I was already in the process of making cake pops or cake balls....I make them for Chewy's Halloween celebration at preschool. 


She requested strawberry cake.  I left out the oil and just added extra water.  I added the cream cheese frosting.  They are on mini cake cones.  (Thanks mom for sending those!  Do you like them?) 


Again they are dipped in melted Dove chocolate and sprinkled like crazy by a little one.


I had a few extra chocolate cake balls and no cones left.  So I stuck some sticks in them.


I stuck the stick in melted chocolate and then put it in the cake ball.  Then I froze.  Then I dipped in chocolate.  Yes...it sounds like a lot of steps.


These babies are coming with me to my MOPS meeting next week. 


A few tips:
  • While these are easy to make, it takes time.  It took me a few hours over 2 days.  Biker Boy thought I was crazy for doing this.  I agree.  This is something I'll only do once in awhile.  Let's just say I'm not too eager to do my usual homemade decorated b-day cake for Scooter after these.  And his birthday is on Halloween. 
  • Freeze those balls before dipping them in chocolate.  The chocolate sets up quicker.
  • Sprinkle quickly.  The chocolate sets up quick from the frozen balls.
  • Perfection is not important if you're just going to eat them.  They'll still be cute. 
  • Stick the cones in styrofoam if you have it.  I didn't.  Transportation to school this morning was fun...to say the least.  I think the cake cones are still okay though.  We'll see on Monday.
So...have you tried cake pops?  Any tips?  What did yours look like?  I love all the creative ones....but I just don't have the patience.  Or maybe I don't have the time.

Have a great weekend! 

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