Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cake Pops/Cake Balls

Please ignore my messy counter top

Have you tried these things?

They are totally yummy. And way fun to make. And completely yummy. If I hadn't mentioned that already. :)

I was trying to find a different kind of treat for Mike's associates this year, and decided to try these. I've seen lots of recipes for them, but truthfully, the thought of frosting and cake mixed together made me gag, so I never made them. Until yesterday.

I was wrong, so wrong. They are not mushy and gross.

Just delectable little balls of calories goodness.

If you're looking for a fun treat to make with the kids, or a different kind of neighbor treat, try these!

Cake Pops

1 box cake mix

1 can frosting

Baker's dipping chocolate (white or milk)-you can also use Wilton's melts, chocolate/vanilla bark, chocolate chips w/ a tsp. of shortening
Toppings: mini M&Ms, chopped nuts, coconut, sprinkles, etc.

Lollipop sticks

Bake cake according to instruction on box. Cool completely. Crumble into bowl, and mix in 1 can frosting. Let set for at least 30 minuets in fridge. Form small balls (use a small ice cream scoop), and roll into balls until smooth. Place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and freeze for at least 3 hours. When ready to assemble, push a stick into each ball. Melt chocolate according to package instructions. Dip into chocolate/melt, then into toppings (or leave plain), and place in Styrofoam or back on pan to harden. You can pop it into the fridge for faster results.

You can also forgo the sticks, and make cake balls.

We did red velvet cake + cream cheese frosting, because I was going for a Christmas-ey kinda look. But you can use whatever you want.

I went for the more, uh, homemade look. But if you want to see some completely adorable pops, check out Bakerella. She's amazing.

1 comment:

Tiffin said...

The lady from Bakerella was on Martha Stewart a few months back and made these. They looked so fun. Thanks for the reminder and the thumbs up. We are going to have to try these!