Cake Pops and more!!!

You got to love these sweet little cake pops that the lovely Bakerella created.  Last year I made a batch, and I had learned some interesting lessons on what not to do.  From that point on, I decided I’ll leave them to the cake bakers out there.  Yesterday however, I decided to try again, and even attempted a little flair to the pops!  (Not they they need additional flair, they are great on their own!) What did I create? Cake pop kabobs!  I was going through ideas of what could be defined as romantic as well as fun for Valentine’s day and I think these really “take the cake.”  Ok… a play on words.

Ingredients:

  • Cake mix – any flavor (and ingredients that the box calls for)
  • Can of frosting
  • Wilton candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sprinkles or other forms of topping
  • Styrofoam block

Directions:

Bake cake according to directions on box.  Let cake cool completely.  Break cake apart with a fork in a large mixing bowl.  Add 1/2 a can of frosting to the cake and mix.  Texture should be like a playdough – so add more frosting as needed.  (Always best to start with small amounts first and then add.)  Form into 1 1/2″ balls and place them on a waxed paper baking sheet.  Cool down the cake balls in the refrigerator if you like.  Melt chocolates in microwave or double boiler.  Take lollipop stick and dip stick into melted chocolate only 1/4″.  Then take dipped end of stick and place into cake ball.  Place directly straight into the chocolate and as Bakerella says, you rock it in the chocolate.  Don’t stir or spin it!!  Pull pop straight up out of the chocolate and then let excess drain off by tapping the hand holding the pop.   To see step by step instructions, check out Bakerella’s video on the process here. While chocolate is wet, add sprinkles and set pops into a styrofoam block to dry.  That’s it!

For the kabobs, you can really add whatever type of fruit you like, or chocolate covered marshmallows (yummy!)

And of course… because the Steelers are playing in the superbowl this weekend, I had made a couple just for you fans!

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