Cake Pops - Cake Balls


Cake Pops

What an experiment I had this week-end in the kitchen. Cake Pops are the rage right now. You see them popping everywhere, even at Starbucks. Never eat them before and decided to make some for Sunday's Dinner when my kids come home to visit. Oh my they are time consuming. I prefer to make truffles or homemade chocolates. I made mine with using using this Red Velvet cupcakes recipe and baked the batter in a 9x13 cake pan. The next day crumbled the cake and mixed it with a cream cheese frosting. This makes it very moist. Then roll balls of this mix and cover with melted chocolate. Sounds simple? Not quite. I followed the instructions found on Bakerella, BTW she is really impressive and you can buy her Cake Pops book at Amazon. After rolling my balls I chilled them for couple hours, that part was easy. Then I was ready to dip them in melted chocolate. This is where it gets tricky. I did dip my lollipop sticks in the chocolate first and then inserted them into the balls and then dipped the balls into the melt chocolate. The problem was that the sticks would come off and the cake balls would stay in the chocolate. I guess my batter was too oily. So I ended making inverted cake pops. At one point I gave up and just made Cake Balls. Quick to do, just dumped them in the melt chocolate and place them on a parchment paper and let the chocolate harden before eating. I prefer to store them in the fridge at this point.

Will I ever do Cake Pops again? Probably as I want to get this right next time. They are cute and delicious. My kids liked them.  It could be a project we would do together and have fun decorating them.

Here is Bakerella Cake Pops tutorial on YouTube.  Looks so easy the way she does it.

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  1. Wow, Helen you did it and succeeded as well. Well done your cake pops look fantastic!!

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  2. Yours are Perfect,but I did read that they are difficult to succeed. I think I am a bit to slow to try this one.
    Rita

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  3. A wonderful treat! So addictive.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. I've not made them yet, but keep meaning to. Yours look great, shame they kept falling off the sticks.

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  5. It's funny how "in" cake pops are right now! I couldn't believe I saw them selling out at Starbucks this morning!

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  6. Ils sont superbes.. Great job..and beautifully photoed..I made similar ones..Yes bakerella.. for my daughter's shower and they were a hit..
    Messy hands:)

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  7. I have been meaning to make some myself! Yours look fabulous!

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  8. Good for you. They look great. I made cake pops (Easter themed). You are so right...they are very time consuming and you have to be so quick when you are dipping them. Hope you post your next batch you make :)

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  9. you did a much better job than me!
    when i made these I only had about 5-7 good ones that were photo-ready. the rest were awful. did you dip yours in chocolate? or melting chocolates?

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  10. I order these at Starbucks all the time. I love them and now I can attempt them at home!!! Thanks :)

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  11. those look entirely too good to eat but then again I bet you could twist my arm very easily to eat not just one but all of them! They are sinful looking. Love the idea of small cake bites on a stick and your photos are amazing. I am your newest follower!

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  12. Well, these look darn good to me! I've never made cake pops either...I know my family would love yours. I may have to break down and join the cake ball club :)

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  13. I have been wanting to try making (and tasting) cake pops for a long time now. They sound like the perfect dessert, and yours look adorable.

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  14. They're pretty darn cute and I've had my eye on them for a while, but had no idea they were time consuming to make. Guess I need to add them to my dessert bucket list!

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  15. My daughter is always asking me to make cake pops, but till now i am reluctant as the rievuews i read was they are too sweet these looks so cute,

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  16. I've seen cake pops around a lot lately too! Looks so cute!

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  17. What a great way to make sure you don't eat too big a slice of cake.

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  18. I have not made any cake pops either. I guess I need to jump on this too. Yours look delicious. Great job.

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  19. what a great recipe, not very easy, but i think it is delicious, so i will give it a try for sure. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

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  20. Woww! Adorei essas delícias!

    Beijos

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  21. J'aime un vrai délice, l'air très mignon et j'aime beaucoup votre délicieuses recettes, des embrassades grande

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  22. The cake pops look beautiful! Your photographs are incredible and full of light!

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  23. Wow, these seem well worth the trouble you went through. They present beautifully. No wonder they were a hit with your children.

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  24. Well they look fantastic! I figure they aren't TOO terrible for the price at Starbucks, and I hardly ever get them (maybe once every few months). I think some things are just worth buying in the store =P Like peanut butter. Sure I can make my own, but it's a pain in the ass and then I have to clean it all up =P

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