Friday, February 12, 2010

Cake Pops . . . Valentine Bouquets

I did a little demo at Relief Society the other night about how to make cake pops . . . and since then everyone has been asking me to post about them . . . so I am.

I realize that everyone has blogged about them . . . so what is one more blog . . . besides I have yet to see them made into flowers using chocolate molds . . . which is what I did . . . so theres a new idea for ya . . .
I prefer using homemade frosting when making them . . . especially my chocolate fudge recipe . . . 1- because it is SOOOO good 2- because the chocolate chips in the frosting help the balls stay firm and I love the moistness that the sweetened condensed milk adds too!I think the key to making these are 1- DON'T overheat the chocolate 2- Make sure the balls are firm . . . as in nice and frozen!Try some fun flavors! The ladies at RS thought of some great combos . . . loved it! I made carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting . . . SOOOO GOOD! 3- not too much frosting . . . you still want a cake texture. Cake Pops

1 Cake mix, make according to directions and cool completely
1 cup -1 1/2 cups Frosting
Sucker Sticks
Candy Melts, Chocolate

Mix a cake mix of your choice according to the directions on the mix and bake. Allow cake to cool completely and crumble with a fork or with clean hands.

Mix cake mix with 1 cup of frosting and then add more frosting as desired or needed to create almost a thick dough consistency that is still "cakey."

Freeze the cake mixture in a lidded container overnight or until very firm. Scoop the cake mixture into balls using a cookie scoops. Roll the balls in your hands to even out the shape and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and then freeze again to make sure that they are very firm.

Melt candy melts according to package directions and then stick a sucker stick into each ball and dip in the melted chocolate. Lightly tap off excess chocolate and sprinkle pop with sprinkles or candy. Allow chocolate to set and enjoy!

More ideas . . .

Add a tablespoon or two of sweetened condensed milk or caramel syrup to the cake mixture to create really moist pops.

Use candy molds to add flowers, butterflys and other shapes to the pops and stick on using melted chocolate.

Make "cake truffles" by leaving out the sucker stick and placing them in mini paper liners instead.

Bake a pan of brownies and use a cookie scoop to make balls when the brownies are still warm. Freeze, and then dip in candy melts or in melted frosting and allow to set up.

For more brilliant ideas visitBakerella's site! She is one talented lady!


Coleen's Recipes said...

These are SO CUTE and festive!! Beautiful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peggy Clyde. said...

I can't wait to see your recipe tomorrow. These are some of the best cake balls I have ever seen. Thanks.

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so beautiful!

Lisa said...

So cute! Happy Valentine's day!

teresa said...

they turned out so pretty! happy v-day!

Valerie said...

These are all so very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the pops. They are beautiful. You have some fantastic recipes here. I must spend more time.