Jun 21 2011

baby cakes.

Oh, yeah! I bought this tonight. And I am super excited to start trying out this new way to make cake pops! This cute little cake pop maker, makes munchkin size cake bites in 6 minutes! They are lower cal, and have way less sugar since they do not have frosting mixed in – however I can imagine that they might be less dense + gooey. Its a toss up. I’ll write a review on it next week after I have had a chance to try it!

I found this beaut, at Kohls (not available online) for 28$ and used a few coupons that took it down to 20$.


Jun 10 2011

because you asked nicely.

I have been addicted to cake pops, from the day that Starbucks petites hit the market. Now that I found a recipe to make them at home, for pennies on the pop… I am even more addicted, if that was even possible.

A few weeks ago my sister and I found a delectable recipe, and spent the morning of Memorial day making these little snacks.

Here’s how to make them, its super easy, just ridiculously time consuming.

What you will need:

1 box cake mix prepared (we like supermoist chocolate)
1 jug frosting
70 lollipop sticks
2 containers candy coating chocolate bark (1 container coated about 45 pops)
Sprinkles/toppings to decorate

How to do it:
Crumble cake into a large bowl, mix 1/2-3/4 a jug of frosting (cream cheese flavor tastes best, but be creative! ;) it will look like cookie batter consistency. It will work best if the mixture is cold. Refrigerate for 15minutes or longer.

Take chunks of batter and roll into quarter size balls. Place on wax/parchment paper + refrigerate for at least an hour. (our batch made 68)

Melt candy coating chocolate bark (white seems to work best) dip the end of a lollipop stick lightly into the chocolate, and poke into the ball. It works best if you don’t actually pick up the ball, the less touching the better. (they fall apart if they get to warm)

Coat the ball with chocolate, then sprinkle with desired toppings!

Let dry, then chill until eating!

Here are some other designs I want to try!

Happy cake popping!