Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cake Pops

While I was busily baking away for the wedding reception for our friends, I decided to try my hand at cake pops.  Ever heard of them?  They are the newest, latest and greatest trend to the cupcake.  Oh, yea, I made cupcakes for the reception too. Infact I made the cake from scratch, red velvet, into about 80 mini-cupcakes.  Yes, Virginia, I do top them with cream cheese icing. (By the way, remember to cut your cream cheese icing with about 2 tablespoons of marshmallow cream to cut the "cheesy" taste.)

I digress.... back to the cake pops.  I first discovered cake pops on this wonderful blog called Bakerella.  Now that lady has made an art form of cake pops! Take a look at her blog. Mine, compared to hers, look more like a "first 4-H project", but hey, a girl's got to start somewhere. For this little project, you need a baked cake, icing, candy melts, and a lollipop making kit.

To make a cake pop, you bake your chosen cake flavor. When it cools, you break it into small particles. Then take frosting, add it to your cake particles and mix it to a consistency that sticks together. Form into balls, insert a lollipop stick and freeze. Take the cake balls out of the freezer and dip into melted candy coating. You can get this in many flavors and colors at your grocery store or Michael's. I, of course, used red velvet cake and cream cheese icing on Sunday. After dipping in the melted candy coating, I dipped mine in sprinkles for a little extra fun.

Then I wrapped them in a clear lollipop baggie and tied them with a ribbon. Every guest got a cake pop as a party favor. They were a hit.

Yes, that's a cake pop in her cleavage.  No comment....

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