Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cakepops ~ a Valentine's Day treat



So today I tried attempt #3 at cakepops.

Attempt #1 failed I am pretty sure because the icing I used was almost 3 years old....YUCK!

Attempt #2 failed because I didn't even have half of the correct ingredients and tried to improvise...

Here is attempt #3....



Let me first say I got my inspiration from Bakerella. Never heard of her....go check her out!! I did alter the recipe a tad but not as much as attempt #2!

Here is what you need:

Red Velvet Cake Mix
Wilton Candy Melts (Bakerella uses chocolate bark)
Cream Cheese Frosting
Any sort of sprinkle or colored sugar
lollipop sticks (from Michael's)
lollipop bags (from Michael's)
ribbon to tie the bags
styro foam or something to keep them upright in the freezer
wax paper

If you are not giving them away, as we were, you really don't need the lollipop sticks or bags or foam....just pop them in your mouth!

Mix and bake the cake according to the directions




let cool or you will burn your little fingers on the next step

can someone PLEASE tell me why ALL my cakes fall apart like this????


 
crumble the cake in a bowl with your hands...this is VERY messy!



mix in the icing....it calls for the whole 16oz tub but I would say 3/4 of it would do...this is even messier!!

no....that is NOT a Valentine's Day french manicure....more like a red velvet manicure!


 
scoop out spoonfuls and roll in to balls


I decided to place them in the freezer for 45 minutes on the wax paper before putting the sticks in because they were so moist that the stick was going straight thru the ball


after they have chilled for 45 minutes put each ball on a stick and place the stick in the styro foam...put them in the freezer as soon as you can


I left mine in the freezer for about an hour


melt the Wilton melts (or bark) dip each one...the coating hardens pretty quick so dip into your sprinkles right away


 
place back in the styro foam continue with the rest


Make sure to leave the balls not being dipped in the freezer until you are ready to dip them so that they stay firm!

Since the coating hardens so fast you can serve or bag them within minutes.

To fancy them up I knotted ribbons around them!


ENJOY!

Happy Valentine's Day!

5 comments:

  1. Thesse look great! Do you let your cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before putting on the cooling rack? Also, I cook mine with wax paper on the bottom instead of cooking spray. Line bottom with wax paper pour cake mix and cook as normal. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes then turn out onto cooling rack. Wax paper will hold cake together and then peel right off.

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  2. YUMM! I want to try these! They look delicious.

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  3. Too cute...I will have to try this!! Plus, we love red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting! I wonder if you could use butter cream (my dads fave!)? I'll let you know!

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