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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Have You Tried Making Cake Pops Yet?

You have to try making cake pops...
they are so much fun!
My niece and I made these for the 4th of July picnic.

You need a box cake, frosting, sucker sticks, melting chocolate and jimmies...
sprinkles if you're not from Wisconsin. 

Make the box cake according to directions for a 9 x 13 pan and bake.

When it's completely cooled break it into pieces and then small crumbs.
Add about 3/4 of the container of frosting to the crumbs.
Mix well.
 Take about a medium cookie scoop of the dough, roll it into a ball and place it on a lined cookie sheet.
When you're finished place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 15 min.

While the balls are cooling melt your chocolate.
I made my own double boiler to melt the chocolate
by adding water in small pot and then putting a glass bowl on top.
Put the chocolate in the bowl and bring the water to a slow boil.
The chocolate melts pretty quickly this way and you can keep it warm so its easier to dip.

Take a stick and dip about 1/2 inch of it into the chocolate and then into the ball.
I put the pops back in the freezer to harden the chocolate.
This helps the stick stay in the cake ball.
After about 10 minutes you can dip your pops in chocolate,
tap it on the side of the bowl to get rid of excess chocolate
an add your jimmies.
I used a Styrofoam block to place my pops in while they cooled.

I haven't figured out a good way to show the cake pops off but
I love how they look on this tray.

They are soooo yummy!
Give them a try!
Checkout the Bakerella website to see what you can do with cake pops.

I also added a few things on ebay,
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Enjoy your day,


Rachel said...

I've seen these before but have never tried them ~ I think they are super cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

customteddys said...

What an amazing idea. I'm going to bookmark this for another day :)