This weekend while Daniel was at a men's retreat with church the kids & I had a fun friday night at home where we made homemade pizza, cake pops & watched Toy Story. I must start this blog by saying this is in NO way an INSTRUCTIONAL blog! So if for some wild reason your google search for cake pops landed you here: abort mission & restart! ;) The whole thought of making cakepops came because we've started selling them at starbucks. Friday morning Ryder and I went to his 3yr well-check where he'd gotten 2 shots, so I promised him a little treat. We went to starbucks and he picked the pink cakepop and then on the way out he asked if we could make those at home. With no hesistation I said, "Sure, let's do that tonight!" Note to self: next time hesitate. :) It started out so tidy, but I finally just gave up and let them dig in and make a huge hot mess!
step one: make cake (I just used a box mix I had)
Baked it, then crumbled it in a bowl and let it cool. (We then made pizza & ate that!)
Then we mixed icing in with the crumbled cake till it was nice & gooey
Next we started rolling balls. This is the point at which they just started loosing focus on the goal and began eating huge chunks!
We ended up with a tray of really sad, oddly shaped cake balls. (Then stuck them in the freezer for a few mins. to harden- That really angered the munchkins!)
We then began the dipping. I just melted white chocolate chips I had. I think the melting candy chips work much better. I gave them bowls and sprinkles and let them go at it. I do not have many pictures of that because as you can imagine I had my hands a little full and covered in gunk.
And VIOLA. This is what we ended up with. Really ugly (shhhh don't tell them I said that, they thought they were beautiful!) CAKE POPS!
BUT, they were pretty yummy. And they had a blast. Try at your own risk.