Thursday, February 9, 2012

14 days of V-Day fun : Day 7 (Valentine’s Day cake pops)

14 days of V Day fun series

Today’s treat is Valentine’s Day cake pops! :)

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Trust me, I am aware that there are a trillion cake pop tutorials on the internet. Make that a trillion and one, because I didn’t want to write a post saying “I made cake pops today!” without showing you how I made them. Make sense? :) So, let’s get to it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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-One boxed cake mix
-1 tub of frosting
-Candy melts (as many colors as you want)
-Lollipop sticks
-Sprinkles
Optional: Treat bags (for packaging) and ribbon (for decoration)

First step? Follow the directions on the cake mix box.Cake pop valentines-3

  Next, bake your cake as you normally would. I used two round cake pans.
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After your cake(s) come out of the oven, let it COMPLETELY cool, then do the unthinkable.. Cake pop valentines-5
Yep, dump it into a bowl and mash it all up. :)

Next, add a few heaping spoonfuls of frosting.
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I can’t tell you an exact amount of icing that you need to add, as it will vary. Just add a few spoonfuls of icing and stir.

This is what it will look like:
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Next, start rolling your cake/frosting mixture into balls.
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Melt a small portion of your chocolate, then dip the end of a stick in. Immediately push the stick into the center of one of your cake pops. 
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Place them on a plate/baking sheet/whatever and put into the freezer for about an hour.
MAKE SURE you let them come back to room temperature before dipping them into the chocolate, or they will crack!Cake pop valentines-14

Melt your chocolate and dip your cake pops into it. Tap the stick gently on the bowl to shake off excess chocolate. TIP: If you cannot get your chocolate thin enough, add in 1-2 tablespoons of shortening (Crisco).Cake pop valentines-16 
After that, quickly add on sprinkles or other decorations before the chocolate dries!

They taste good, sprinkles or not.

Ask me how I know.. :)
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Ugh.. SO good!

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Just as cute as they are delicious! And not complicated to make, like I thought!

Hope you enjoyed today’s treat. Stop back tomorrow for a fun photo Valentine idea!

15 comments:

  1. Yum! And thanks for making it look so easy! I always thought cake pops were a pain to make!---hummm, I think I will have to try these soon!

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  2. I've never known how to do cake pops, and I do cakes all the time. Thanks for this tutorial. It was perfect.

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  3. Great tips on making cake pops! I'm your newest follower! Thanks!

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  4. I have the worst luck with cake balls - LOL!

    I have tried them a few times and I can never get them to stay on the stick - even if I dip it in the chocolate first! :)

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  5. thankyou so much for this great tutorial. i have been really wanting to try this i cant wait to give it a go. i would love it if you could link it up at my party going on now at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html

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  6. so fun! I've never made pops, but everyone makes them look so easy, I should try! I came over from Making the world cuter! Would love for you to link this up to my Tasty Tuesday Party which opens tonight! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  7. Visiting from I Heart Nap Time's Sundae Scoop :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  8. I had never checked out cake pop tutorials because I figured they would be super complicated. Thanks for making it so easy! I just might try these! :)

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  9. So cute! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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  10. love to make cake pops, first time i tried, i said no more but i could not resist, such a fun thing to do & the kids love them.

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  11. I love these and always wanted to make them! Thanks for the tutorial! Pinning this for later!!! Come over to my blog - I would love for you to join my first linky party - would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  12. By the way, linked these up to my Facebook page today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  13. These look irresistible! My daughter has been wanting to makes these for ages, so I think the time has finally come :)

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  14. I thought it was also complicated, but I learn how to do them, while shopping at target, I found a book. I took a quick look into it and saw the same method you showed us today. So no need to buy the book. And thanks to your tutorial I know think I could do them at home. One day soon.....

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  15. There may be a trillion and one tutorials but yours are pretty! I hope you can stop by and share at the It's a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    And I am a new Linky Follower. It would be great if you wanted to follow back.

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