Posts tagged ‘baking’

July 14, 2011

The Cake Pop Adventure

Okay, so I stumbled across this (and this) cake pop tutorial and decided that I had to try them out.  My first attempt didn’t turn out as disastrous as I thought it would!  I had originally planned on making “Golden Snitch” cake pops in honor of tonight’s double-feature of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, buuutt it turns out I’m not quite talented enough to get all fancy with my cake pop decorating just yet.

Here are the puppies after 2 hours of sitting in the fridge.

Mistake #1: I made them way too big.  When it was time to frost them, they kept sliding off the sticks because they were too heavy.  Mistake #2: When I dipped the stick in the candy coating and put the stick in the cake balls, I didn’t wait long enough for the candy to harden before frosting the entire cake ball.  That’s another reason why they slid off the sticks.

This was the very first cake pop that I frosted.  It turned out great!  The second one was eaten because it wasn’t as pretty :) (see how I dyed the candy coating yellow for the ‘snitch’?)

After I ran out of yellow coating I just did the rest of them plain white and added these cute rainbow sprinkles that I found in the cupboard.

My shopping list:

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 can of Pillsbury cream cheese frosting
  • 2 packages (16 oz each) of Meijer brand European Style candy coating
  • 1 bag of craft sticks (because Meijer didn’t have candy sticks)

I’ll definitely be making these again soon.  Next time I think I’ll try strawberry cake mix with cream cheese frosting…yum!