For Christmas my parents gave me the book “Cake Pops” by Bakerella!
I haven’t had a chance to experiment with these cute little treats since I received the book… but now that I’m done babysitting (the awesomest kids EVER!) I have some spare time on my hands!
|I had to add this pic of the kids… they’re soooo cute!
First of all let me tell you, I did not make g-free cake pops but they can EASILY be! Honestly I have some troubles following recipes (ask Beau about the numerous meltdowns in the middle of my baking adventures when I realized I missed crucial ingredients!)
Making the actual cake pops or balls is really easy.
1) For your first time, use a regular cake box mix (I used Betty Crocker Devil’s Chocolate) and bake it in a 9x 13 pan according to directions.
2) Let cake cool completely.
3) Crumble cake into fine pieces with your hands.
4) Mix 3/4 can regular frosting in crumbled cake. Use a spoon to mix it all in nicely!
5) Roll into balls.
***Bakerella’s Tip: You can divide cake mix into 4 portions if you don’t want to make about 48 cake balls. For instance, I used half of the cake and was able to make about 20 cake balls.
I decided to make 12 “Patriotic” cake pops and 6 little chick pops.
For the Patriotic ones, I dipped the pops in plain white melting chocolate. Let them dry and then dipped them in red and lastly blue coating. I used candy dye (which is oil based) to dye the white chips red and blue.
|Cake pops drying in stryfoam. Grey’s Anatomy
on in the background! If you plan on making your
pops flawless I suggest not watching TV… very distracting haha!
|Finished Patriotic Cake Pops with summer sprinkles on top!
For the cute little chickie pops, I dipped the balls in the yellow chocolate.
While the chocolate was still wet, I made the beak with two orange heart sprinkles and two orange flower sprinkles for the feet! When the coating dried completely, I used a black edible pen and drew the eyes. Super cute! Perfect for kids and Spring time!