Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Pops

I finally decided to try my hand at cake pops, and if I must say so myself, it wasn't that bad.

Roll 1 inch balls

  1. Well, now you see how mines turned out, so I'm going to go ahead and tell you everything you need and wish you luck. Once you try the recipe, please feel free to share your comments. Ingredients 18.25 oz Boxed Cake mix 16 oz Container Ready made frosting(You only need half the container) 32 oz Candy coating( I used Wilton White chocolate candy melts Sprinkles or other decorations(I used pearl sprinkles)

Cake Ball Supplies 9x13 inch cake pan Large mixing bowl Wax paper 2 Baking sheets Plastic wrap Deep Microwave safe bowl 48 lollipop sticks Styrofoam block(you can purchase this along with the lollipop sticks and candy melts at Michael's) 1. Follow recipe on your cake box. 2. Once cake is done allow it to cool. 3.Once cool, put your baked cake into a large mixing bowl using your hands to crumble it.
4. Add about 1/2 the container of cream cheese frosting to the cake mix( the frosting will act as a glue to hold the cake balls together) 5. If you don't mind getting a little messy, go ahead and mix it altogether with your hands. 6. Roll your cake mix into 1 inch balls(yields about 35-40)Put them on the cookie sheet to let them cool.
7. Prepare the Chocolate candy melts. Pour an entire package of candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Follow the melting instructions on the package.Remove your melted chocolate and stir thoroughlywith a spoon until completely smooth, once smooth add a large spoonful of Crisco to thin out the consistency of the chocolate.
8. Take a cake pop stick and dip it into the chocolate about 1 inch. 9. Then place the stick into the middle of the cake ball . Continue with the remaining cake pops. 10. Now you are ready to coat your cake pops in the chocolate. The trick is to place the pop into the chocolate ata slight angle