Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How to make cake pops....

....and then eat them all.

1. make them when your children are sleeping
2. hide them in the way way back of the fridge
3. proceed to eat them late into the night while they are sleeping again
4. you might have to share one or two with your grumpy husband
5. repeat

haha no for real...this is how you make them:

1. Get out your supplies. You will need one box of cake mix, one 8 ounce cont. of cream cheese, powered sugar, 2 bags of white (vanilla) candy melts, lollipop sticks, parchment paper, and sprinkles.

2. Bake the cake in a 13x9 pan according to the box. COOL COMPLETELY.
3. Cut the cake into squares. 

4. Dump 1/3 of the cake squares into a large mixing bowl.

5. Use a pastry cutter (or a fork) to smash cake into crumbs. No chunks.

6. In a separate bowl, dump the cream cheese (you will either need to leave this out ahead of time to make it soft, or if you're life me and forget you can nuk it for 30 seconds to soften it up). Use a hand mixer to smooth cream cheese. Add 1/2 cup of powered sugar. Mix well. You might need more, you can taste it. Honestly I'm totally guessing on the 1/2 cup...I just pour mine in. Don't judge.

7. Dump all of the cream cheese mixture into the cake crumbs and mix until completely combined. All of the cake should be moist and "moldable" with your fingers.

8. It will look like chocolate dough. Your kids will try to eat it if they see it.

9. Line a cooke sheet with parchment paper. 

10. Roll the cake mix into small balls. I find that I actually squeeze it into balls. You can not actually "roll" it or it will crumble. Line all the balls onto the cookie sheet. THEY SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHING. Push lollipop sticks into each ball. Put the whole tray, with sticks, into the freezer.

11. A few hours later, or the next day, you are ready for the dipping. Melt your candy melts either in a double boiler or in a microwave safe dish. I do about 1.5-2 min and then stir. Heat again if needed. You want it very melty. Super technical term.

12. Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate and then directly into the sprinkles. If you wait the chocolate will harden and the sprinkles won't stick. I roll mine in the colored sugar.

13. Line them back on the cookie sheet still covered in parchment paper. You can either put them in the fridge if you will need them later that same day or the next day. If you need them to stay fresh longer, I suggest putting them in the freezer. I normally make mine a few days before any party and put them in the freezer until the morning of the party. This helps in keeping others in the house from eating them.


Here are a few others pictures of other cake pops I have made.

- Awbree

1 comment :

  1. I learned how to make them on Pioneer Woman's blog when she did a several day post on a visit from Bakerella. They had a group of gals visit the ranch and make all kinds of yummy cake pops. They did it a little differently, though. Yours came out so cute!!!