I have no idea why I am so late to the cake pop scene.
These things are genius. They are truly the poster child of food blogging. It is what I see as the food blogger dream.
Cake pops are what made bakerella, bakerella.
Without a doubt, she truly deserves every piece of fame and glory she has gotten in response to her creations. Cake pops are something that are indescribable to someone who has never made/tasted them.
The best way I can describe them is as the easiest, most delicious truffle to make and enjoy.
They’re truly brilliant. They’re taste and ease are incredible, not to mention how adorable you can make them.
In light of the Christmas and Holiday season, I decided to make mine using Christmas colors, and make a few resembling the most adorable reindeer in the history of ever. I’m just saying…they’re freakishly cute.
So if you haven’t made cake pops yet, get on that. Pronto!
(Makes about 15 cake pops)
1 8-inch round, baked cake (any flavor)
about 1/2 cup frosting (any flavor)
about 2 cups chocolate, semi-sweet, dark, milk, white, or colored chocolate will all work (for any of the non-colored chocolates, add about a teaspoon of margarine or butter when melting)
- Crumble up your baked cake. I used my hands, some people like to use their food processor or stand mixer. Next mix in your frosting. Again, I used my hands but this is where the food processor may come in handy if you don’t like getting messy. Mix in the frosting until fully incorporated and the mixture feels like dough and can be formed into balls.
- Using a cookie scoop, ice cream scoop, melon baller, or your hands, form the cake-frosting mixture into individual balls in desired sized. I made mine about 1-1/2 inch balls. Place on baking sheet and place in freezer for about an hour.
- Dip popsicle sticks in melted chocolate, stick dipped stick into cold cake ball. Repeat with all cake balls. Place back in freezer for chocolate to set (about 15 minutes). Meanwhile, melt your dipping chocolates and prepare your decorations.
- Take cake balls out of freezer and do any final perfecting to your cake balls to make them perfectly round, or whatever shape you want them. Dip cake balls into melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles/other decorations immediately. If you forget to add your decorations immediately, you can always just add more melted chocolate onto your cake pops later and add the sprinkles/other decorations on the new wet chocolate.
- Place cake balls in fridge for chocolate to set, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Random Fact of the Day: In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
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