Cake Pop Fun!

These were fun - but took SO LONG to make. Lots of steps, and I’m certainly not a patient person. I am glad I made them, but I likely won’t do it again. Haha 


I started with a homemade cake - just a simple vanilla cake recipe with these ingredients.  The confectioners sugar was for the frosting. 


I blended the cake ingredients together and baked it. 

Conor helped with the frosting! This one of their favorite things to help me with. 


I then wrapped an empty box and stabbed the sticks in it - hoping it would help hold them upright while they were drying. Spoiler alert: It didn’t really help. They kept falling and it was miserable. 

Cake is done! I let it cool and then crumbled it up. I also made vanilla pudding - thinking I would add it to the cake crumbles to make the balls, but I opted to add frosting instead. So the boys ate the pudding. 


Crumbled cake, pudding (didn’t use it), ice cream scoop, different colored frosting, sprinkles, and gold dust! 


I ended up crumbling it even more - the finer the better almost like bread crumbs. 


I added the food coloring to two different batches of frosting which I then added to the crumbled cake - to keep the colors separate. And then rolled them up like meatballs! Red and green. 


I was originally going to coat all of them with frosting but I thought it would be messy - especially if I’m bringing them somewhere. So then I decided to melt chocolate and dip them in it. That ended up being messier. 

But prior to dipping/decorating, you need to dip the stick into the melted chocolate and insert the stick into the cake pop, then freeze/chill so it stays inside the pop. 


I didn’t have any room in my freezer - this worked just fine. :)


Then I dipped the pops in the melted chocolate. I was afraid they would fall off the stick if I moved them around in the chocolate a lot. So I sort of did a half coat, which ended up being plenty. And I added sprinkles while it was still wet. 


They were super drippy and melting, so I put them back on the deck in the snow. 


Finished products.  See the gold dust?! 



I let the boys have these frosting ones. 





All for now! If you make these and have any tips, I’m all ears! 

Merry Christmas!

xo,
Shaz 

PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON BERRY!!!!! Love you! 




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