Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Cake Pops!

We made Christmas Cake Pops!!  First time ever!
We did a great job, if I do say so myself! :)  It's a very easy treat to make!
I can see myself doing this for my daughter's birthday party.

Here are our supplies: cake mix and tub of icing (yes, the easy way out), sprinkles, lolli sticks, styrofoam, and Candy Melts.  The last three items I found at the Michael's craft store.

So first up, we made the cake and popped it into the oven!

While the cake was baking, we set up shop!  The styrofoam ring is great to stand the sticks in for the cake pops to dry and the icing to harden.

When the cake was ready and cooled, we cut it up into 6 pieces,

and started crumbing it it a bowl.  Breaking it all up into crumb pieces, and even used a fork to mash it up.

So it looks like this:

Then mix in the icing with all the cake crumbs.

We then formed the cake into balls and placed them on a waxed paper lined pan.

The pan has to go in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up the balls for dipping.
While that was happening, we melted the red candy melts in the microwave.

Now we're ready to start beautifying the Cake Pops!

Dip the stick into the candy melts first...

then into a cake ball.

Dip in the candy melts.

Bakerella suggests rocking it side to side to cover all of the cake ball.  Swishing the ball around in the bowl will break the cake ball apart and it will fall off the stick.

Then you tap your wrist gently to let the excess icing fall off.

Sprinkle on the candies while still wet.

Poke back into the styrofoam hole that was already made and let it dry (which doesn't take very long at all, the candy hardens right up).

We had Christmas tree sprinkles too!

Wow!  We actually made Cake Pops!  Mis amigos and I were impressed!!

We have Christmas Cake Pops!!!

Yum! and they are Delish!

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  1. Hi! I am visiting from Toys in the Dryer. Thank you for the step by step instructions. I have made cake balls before, but never cake pops. I do have some Christmas sprinkles and such to use. Looks fun!

  2. OK I have been wanting to make these but have been intimidated...but you make it look easy!! Thanks so much for linking up at Thrifty Thursday! Hope to see you next week!

  3. Yum, great how to also has even inspired me to atleast consider making some cake pops ;-)

    Thanks so much for linking up over at Christmas Fun...would you mind putting a link back somewhere on your blog :-)

  4. this makes me want to make them myself. I always thought they looked like too much work, but you make it look simple and easy! Thank you!

  5. Yum!! They look delicious! I've done cake balls, but never brownie balls - great idea!
    Beth =-)

  6. Hey Beth! It's actually just chocolate cake mix, but hmmm, brownie balls would be delish too! :)

  7. Very pretty Christmas cake pops! I always have trouble getting mine to stay on a stick. I would love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, sometime! (The link is open through Friday.) :)

  8. What a great idea! ...and tasty too!

  9. These look great. I think I'll give them a try with the kiddos this weekend.
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Oh my goodness this si simple1 I love this and will have to try it out! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday linky party.

  11. Yep, I'm already up there Danielle! :)

  12. I love your cake pop holders… and they would make a great addition to our party!

    We are having hosting 12 days of Christmas Goodies, and today is CAKE BALLS or CAKE POP recipes! We would love for you to come by and link-this up!

  13. Okay! I will Tina! Thanks for inviting me! :)

  14. How wonderful!! Why on earth did I think it was so hard to make cake pops? lol

    Popping in from Preschool Corner.

  15. Yummy! What a great idea! Our library has a few free Bakerella cake pop classes, but we missed every single on of them! :( Looks simple enough though!

  16. I've been wondering about these. What a great tutorial. You make it sound so easy. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  17. These look awesome, you really did a great job :) found these over from Thrifty Thursday.



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