Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cake Pops

Bridget is Engaged!!! We love Chris and we cannot wait for him to be a part of our family. Congrats B!!!  I am assuming that we may have some wedding related posts to come, but today, we are celebrating Bridget's engagement with a post about cake pops.

I have made 4 batches of these easy to make and even easier to eat treats. Eating cake on a stick is fun for both kids and adults alike and for me it helps with portion control :).

1 box red velvet cake mix
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package Wilton Candy Melts
1 package lollipop sticks

1. Bake cake according to the directions on the box for a 13x9 cake (GASP - Yes, use boxed cake).After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

2. Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)

3. Use a large cookie scoop and scoop out a ball of cake/frosting mix. Roll mixture in your hands, until smooth and lay on wax paper on top of a cookie sheet.

4. Heat a small portion of the Candy Melts according to the instructions on the bag. Dip a lollipop stick into a bowl of heated candy melts and insert the candy coated end of the stick into a rolled ball. Complete for all balls.  

5. Chill for 20-25 minutes in the freezer.

6. Melt the remaining candy melts in the microwave per directions on package.  Dip balls in the candy coating (I used the back of a spoon to smooth out the coating) and add sprinkles if desired.  Stick lollipop into floral foam to dry.     

If you want to see some really cool/creative cake pops, visit bakerella's website - she is a professional :)

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