Monday, March 16, 2009

Cupcake Pops!!

I ventured into the world of cake balls, cake pops, cupcake pops- whatever you want to call them- this weekend. My husband had a pot luck deal at his work, and signed up to bring dessert. Then, last weekend, my sister made cake balls and he politely requested that I make them for his pot luck. Arrrgh!!! These are a presentation dish, they are supposed to look cute. I am no good at the presentation side of things. I can make things taste good, but not look good.
So, I went to Bakerella. She seems to have cornered the market on the cake pops, and has great tutorials on how to do it. I thought the cupcake pops looked cute, and she said to try those if you are a first-timer, so I did.
First, let me say that I followed her recipe and tutorial to a T, the pictures and instructions were great and detailed. Use her directions and pictures if you are going to attempt this.
She knows what she's talking about. I am just sharing my experience! Here is my first attempt at cupcake pops- in pictures!!!

Bake a cake- can be from scratch or the box.
Let it cool completelyCrumble up the cake
Add frosting. I used my leftover vanilla frosting from the banana cake the other night.
It was probably 1 1/2 cups. Mix together with the back of the spoonRoll into balls, about 1 1/2" ballsI got 46 balls out of mine. Let refrigerate for several hours.Roll the balls into more of an oval shape. Fit it in the bottom part of the cookie cutter, but let the top still stick out. When it comes out, It will look like a mini cupcake. (well, it's supposed to!!!!)
Put these in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. Get your dipping and decorating supplies ready.Dip the bottom halves in melted chocolate barkLet it sit and dry for 15 minutes before you dip the top halves.
Dipping the top half of the pop in the melted white chocolate barkYou can use a toothpick to help cover all the areas with the white chocolateI sprinkled them with green sprinkles, and pressed a green M&M on top
My St. Patrick Day Cupcake Pops!
These taste like a very moist chunk of cake. The size is precious, and although mine are not perfect, I still think the cupcake pop idea is super cute. And, I will do them again. I think that is the real test. If you will attempt something like this again, then obviously it wasn't that bad- and then end result is yummy!!!! Thanks, Bakerella!


Ashley N said...

I've always thought Bakerella's cupcake pops look so fun...I'll have to try to make them sometime!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Great job! I make them all the time, but I just dip the balls w/o shaping them into cuppies. They're so yummy! My fave is red velvet with chocolate frosting and a little almond extract added! :D

jennifer said...

These look super yummy and would probably only last a day or two in my house! Thanks for the idea!

Scooter said...

I have got to get off your site. This is making me way too hungry. I wish I knew you made these. you need to start cooking for people........hmmmm
I think I have already suggested that???