Saturday, August 17, 2013

Birthday Cake Pops

We have my niece's 5th birthday today. Looking forward to enjoying my kids and maybe even SITTING for a bit!

Made cake pops last night to bring along with some wine to the celebration.

Cake pops look complicated, but they aren't.  But then when you're doing them you realize they are sort of a pain in the rear.

All you need is any type of cake mix -- bake it as usual then cut off and discard hard edges and crumble the rest in a bowl with some canned frosting until they hold together and can be made into balls.  Dip the lollipop stick in melted chocolate and put cake ball on it.  Put in fridge to set.
Then dip entire cake pop in melted chocolate or candy coating, add sprinkles if desired and then put on wax paper in the fridge to harden.

You need a foam block so they harden without a flat side -- but I was too lazy to go looking for mine.

I have made all types of cake pops - one weird one using crushed graham crackers and cream cheese frosting and these are actually a brownie mix.  The brownies were moist so required no frosting mixed in.

The plate looked sparse in the middle so the jelly beans are can never have enough sugar at a kid's birthday party. :)

The gifts are wrapped, the boy's cards for their cousin are made and off we go!

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