Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cake Pops Without The Sticks? Part 2

1 Boxed Spice Cake + A Spoonful of Cream Cheese Frosting + A Spoonful of Coconut Pecan Frosting + Vanilla Candy Melts = The most delicious, mouth-watering treat you could EVER eat!

I know, I know..... You're thinking, "Didn't she already post about the 4th of July Cake Pops?" Well, I did. But, I made more! And these little gems were to die for.

First of all, bake a spice cake. You can use any recipe you would like. I just used a boxed cake mix due to lack of time. Follow the directions on the box to make your cake.

Once the cake is baked, crumble it into a large bowl. Stir in a spoonful of cream cheese frosting, and a spoonul of Coconut Pecan Frosting ( Again, I used the little store-bought tubs of frosting all for the sake of time.) Mix it well. I like to use my hands to make sure it gets well mixed.

Roll it into balls, and dip them into your melted candymelts. Easy as Pie!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cake Pops Without The Sticks? Incredible!!!

I thought these little treats would be fun to take to my party on the 4th of July. They may not look real pretty, but BOY ARE THEY DELICIOUS! And easy to make, too. Chocolate cake with a hard chocolate mint shell....mmmmm.

Start by making your favorite kind of cake (in this case, I just used a boxed chocolate cake mix). Just follow the directions on the box and bake it. After it cools, crumble it up into a bowl. Stir in some frosting so that the cake crumbs will form into balls. One cake made about 55 (quarter-sized) balls.

Now here's the fun part. After I had all the balls rolled and onto a cookie sheet, I started to melt my candy melts. I bought my chocolate mint candy melts at Hobby Lobby. You can also buy them at Michael's or Gygi's or anywhere else that sells candy making supplies.

To melt the candy melts, just put them in a dish in the microwave. Stir them every 30 seconds until they are melted and smooth. Then send the little cake balls for a swim. I dipped them and put them on waxed paper until they hardened. Oh, and I added a few stars for fun.

For detailed instructions on how to make Cake Pops with the sucker sticks, check out www.bakerella.com . She has some really cute 4th of July cake pops on there.

Have a great 4th of July everyone!!!