Monday, October 4, 2010

Cake Pop Central

I've just discovered Cake Pops... I know, call me old school... but WOW, they are SO SO good.

To make a long story short... I think they are just the yummiest things around!

And they are simple, yet to boot!

- Bake a 9 x 13 cake (either boxed or homemade... your choice)

- Lick the beater, the bowl, the scraper... whatever you can get your hands on, while the cake is baking!

- Cut the cake into 4 equal sections
- Crumble one of the sections into a bowl until very fine, then crumble a 2nd one. (Just 2... stop at 2, for now!)

(use either a fork or your fingers... I found that using my fingers produced finer crumbs)

- Add about 3/4 of a container of store bought frosting (or your own, if you so choose). I used a mixture of chocolate and vanilla because it was in my fridge and I wanted to use it up. And it was delightful!

- Mix and mix and mix.

- Stop and play "Ring around the Rosy" with your own little cake snatcher!

- Now, the key is NOT too much frosting.
"How can there ever be "too much" frosting?" you may ask. Good question... my thoughts exactly! But TRUST ME, there can be! With too much frosting the balls won't stay formed and they will be lumpy and frumpy and overall not that appealing to look at! So resist the urge to add cups upon cups of frosting! It's for the better!

- After you've mixed, sampled, mixed, and sampled some more... cover it and pop the batter into the fridge for awhile.

- Then form into small balls (I used the Pampered Chef small scoop and I think the size was very nice!).
- Melt several colors of chocolate candy coating

- Dip lollipop sticks about 1/2" into candy coating, and then into the formed balls. Put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. (We don't want them frozen solid, so set the timer!)

- Then dip the cake pops into the chocolate! Dig deep into your inner artist here... be as creative as you want!!!

- There's a trick that Bakerella, the original inventor of Cake Pops, suggests call wrist tapping. It works quite well to get all the excess chocolate off!

And here's our finished product... we were going for the "clearly homemade" look!!!

Of course, there were some casualties along the way. But hey, just chalk it up as an "OH NO, darn, gee, too bad... I'll have to eat that one" moment!

And because these little suckers are so darn tempting... I decided to send some along with Jonathan to work! Upon sight of them his students asked if maybe, just maybe, his wife could make some for the class! So... leverage can be a good thing at times, right?!

And here is the biggest Cake Pop fan at our house...

Poor girl... we ran out of Cake Pops a few days ago, and she still hasn't recovered!!
(I've said it before, and I'll say it again... she's like me in more ways than one!)


  1. So it's 10:40 at night and I am finally catching up on your blog. Love the post about Larren and I am so happy for you. Really! And I have never heard of cake pops. But oh my goodness they sound/look wonderful. Although I don't think (know) I don't have the patience to decorate them. Just to eat them. I miss you!

  2. Thank you Renee!

    These cake pops were amazing! I had one at our "potluck" the other day at GVC Tech and I have not stopped talking about them since. If you have any other great recipes I think you should send them with Jon and use the GVC Tech staff as your guinea pigs.:) PS You have an adorable little helper. Teresa