Monday, February 29, 2016

Tired of the same, old birthday cake? Be different. Make CAKE POPS!

What are cake pops you might ask? They are great little balls of cake, covered with chocolate, and then put on a stick. They look pretty, they're certainly fun, and you don't have to deal with all the leftover cake madness.

Here’s what you’ll need first:
·         Cake
·         8 oz of softened cream cheese
·         2 cups of powdered sugar
·         ¼ cup of softened, unsalted butter
·         Tablespoon of milk

So, now scrap off that icing and crumble the cake into a bowl. Work the cake with your fingers until it’s a fine crumble. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, butter, milk and cream cheese together. Start pouring in the crumbled cake and work it all together until it’s smooth and malleable. Refrigerate the mixture until it firms up.

Now we make the magic happen.

What you’ll need:
·         Lollipop sticks
·         White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Couverture
·         Edible wax (optional but makes the coating more resistant to melting)

Now, roll the cake into balls and place them on a sheet pan that’s lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Stab each one of those little cake balls with a lollipop stick and put them in the freezer. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler, take the balls out of the freezer, and dip them in the chocolate. You can roll the cake pops in sprinkles, colored sugar, or other stuff if you want to get extra creative.


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