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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cake Pops

I made Cake Pops.

These are Rocky Road Cake Pops with chocolate cake, chopped walnuts, marshmallows, covered in chocolate and walnuts.  I like my nuts.  Both related and otherwise.
 Purple Cake Pops
 White cake pops with colored sprinkles.  I like sprinkles, they make my tongue turn different colors.
 Blue Cake Pops with white swirls.
 Orange Cake Pops with orange sparkle sprinkles.  Sparkly.  Like Vampires, only different.

A bouquet of Cake Pops.

 This is how I make Cake Pops:

1 box cake mix, any flavor
1 box pudding, any flavor (3.4 oz)
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Mix, bake 350 degrees 30-35 minutes, cool.  Makes two 8-9" round cake pans.
 Crumble with your hands and add 1 cup ready made frosting for the whole cake.  For half the cake add 1/2 cup frosting.  I only make half a cake at a time and it gives me 50+ Cake Pops. 

Crumble cake.  Add frosting.  Work frosting into the cake cumbles until it has the consistancy of playdough.  You may want to add a little more frosting if it is still too crumbly.  Form into balls, place on wax paper, and refridgerate for 2 hours until firm.
Melt chocolate.  I use Candy Melts, but any chocolate will do.  Dip the tips of lollipop sticks in chocolate and insert into the top of the cake pops.  Return to refridgerator until set.  "Set" is when you can pick up the cake pop with the end of the lollipop stick and it does not fall off.
Coat Cake Pops in melted chocolate.
Tap the lollipop stick on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate and evenly coat the Cake Pop. 

While the chocolate is still warm add sprinkles, nuts, different colored chocolate swirls, etc.
Return Cake Pops to refridgerator to set.

This is my Dalek cookie jar designation K-27 and the "MotherShip" spice rack.  Dalek was won after a fierce fight on E-Bay, and MotherShip was randomly found at a kitchen store after looking for it for 2 years and giving up hope of ever finding it.
Enjoy.  They go fast.