Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Treat | Cake Pop Tutorial

Hi Readers,

Looking for a last minute easy Valentine treat for the kiddos or to take to the office?

I've got one for ya!

Have you ever been enamored by the beautiful pictures of cake pops?  The perfect ball with just the right amount of icing and sprinkles that make them just well, darling.

I decided to tackle this adorable treat for my kids Valentine's. My kids are getting older and I know it's only a matter of time until these "cutesy" crafts will be embarrassing.  Gasp! Say it ain't so..

Let's get started: 

You will need a box cake mix, container of icing, sprinkles, cupcake liners, lolli-pop sticks and cellophane treat bags. 

First, you bake any cake mix of any flavor and follow the box instructions.  I chose golden vanilla and used a 9 x 13 pan and let it cool for about 15 minutes.

Once your cake is cooled transfer it into a big bowl and break it up.  That's right. Completely destroy your cake.  

I then mix in half of the container of icing.  

 Again, any flavor or color of your liking.  You could use chocolate to chocolate, strawberry to strawberry, vanilla to vanilla, etc.  I could even see brownie mix with chocolate icing...YUM!

Mix the cake and icing together until it is soft and you can roll a perfect little ball from it. 

This process if very much like rolling meatballs.  Place your balls on a cookie sheet and when you are finished place them in the freezer.  I rolled 45 balls for one box of cake mix.

I left mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes just enough to harder a little.  

The next step is to get your cup cake liners ready.  I layed them all out so that when the icing goes on it can drip right in the cup.

Here comes the fun part:  Scoop out half of  a container of icing and melt it in a saucepan.  I melted the icing on low heat stirring constantly.  (I divided my pops and used cherry, chocolate and vanilla.)

When it's melted I take my cake ball and put a lollipop stick in it. 

I then give it a spoon bath dripping the icing all over the ball until it's completely covered.   Don't move the cake pop around bring the icing to it and gently transfer the cake pop to the cupcake liner and sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles. 

Vanilla, Cherry and Chocolate!

Easy as 1-2-3! 

Wow Factor: I bagged them individually and tied them with a bow.  The kids will add an adhesive label with their friends names on them. 

What do you think?  Cake pop machine--whatever!  I would rate this super easy and for a beginner.  

Happy Valentine's Day!

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  1. These really look delicious but I've still NEVER made cake pops! I feel like they are beyond my skill set.LOL One day. Until then I 'll just look at yours.;-)

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