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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Cake Pops

Valentine's Day Cake Pops

Cake Pop Cake

  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 1 box 3.9 oz Instant Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • Combine Cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil.  Mix.  Bake 325 degrees 30+ min until done.  Cool pan 10 min.  Remove cake from pan and cool completely. It will be really moist.  
Cut off the sides of the cake if too crunchy, crumble cake with ½+ cup frosting until a dough ball forms.  Form into cake balls.  Refrigerate 2+ hours. I also smoothed out cake dough into a square tin to cut out hearts.  

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter – softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla or other flavorings
  • 2 Tbs heavy cream, milk, or water – Mix with beater
  • 1 Tbs Meringue Powder (optional)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar – Mix with a beater 1 cup at a time.
  • Add more heavy cream or powdered sugar for the right consistency you want

Chocolate Melts

Melt candy melts in microwave 30 sec at a time and stir until smooth.  Dip lollipop stick in chocolate and stick in cake ball then back to the freezer until they are set.  

Dipping the Sticks

Dip cake balls in candy melts, roll around until evenly coated, tap on side of bowl extra chocolate.  Set on wax paper or upright in holder. I use Styrofoam covered in tin foil.  Decorate and store in refrigerator until ready to be eaten.

Cutting out hearts with a cookie cutter.
Dipping hearts.
Heart shaped Cake Pops along with regular cake pops.
A Valentine's Day bouquet of Cake Pops.
Enjoy.
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