As I said in a post earlier, I will now be trying to chronicle some of my attempts at cooking and baking. I think that is what this blog is becoming: a chronicle of trying. I show my attempts at photography, my attempts at cooking, and my attempt at living a life of a godly woman and wife. Someday, it will include my attempt at parenting without going bananas...someday.
For now, you get cake pops!
I have been so excited to try and make these little buggers ever since I saw them on Bakerella. I made them for a cookout we were having and they seemed to be a pretty big hit. That is a big part of why I love to cook and bake, to see the joy in people when they try something and like it.
Mine aren't as fancy (or as well shaped) as hers, but pretty stinkin' cute none the less. Here are some pictures from the day!
Here is the recipe from Bakerella:
1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
candy melts (1 lb. pkg.)
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
4. Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
5. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
6. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
7. Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
8. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
9. Once dry, draw faces with an edible ink pen and allow ink to dry!