Friday, June 17, 2011

4th of July Cake Pops

 Ummmm, how adorable are these?  I don’t know about yall, but I’ve been DYING to make some of these little things.  I saw this blog on My Juicecup and had to share it with you.  This seriously might be my new dessert to any 4th of July festivities!  

This idea came from THE cake pop original, Bakerella. Her work is inspirational to say the least. You can learn all about her cake pops at Bakerella.com.

Take a look at how easy and fun this can be:
 The supplies for cake pop:
- Candy melts for dipping and coating the cake pops
- Crock pots for keeping the chocolate melted
- Lollipop sticks
- Styrofoam blocks for each person to keep the cake pops upright
- Waxed paper to catch drips on the work surface
- Lollipop bags and twist ties for packaging
- Sprinkles and decorations in red, white and blue
What are cake pops made of you might ask?
Cake pops are made from baked cake and frosting all mashed together until you get a dense, shapeable dough that can be formed on a stick and dipped in chocolate.  The variety of flavors are as limitless as your imagination. These were made of Cherry-Chip cake and a tub of vanilla frosting. Others were chocolate and chocolate, and some were all vanilla.  You can even make cake pops from well-ground cookies and cream cheese. A lot of people’s favorite is Oreos. They all look scrumptious!

Some key steps:
- The ‘dough’ MUST be chilled or things will fall apart quickly.
- To hold the cake on the stick, dip it in chocolate before attaching the cake.
- Make space to refrigerate and chill your cake pops as you work with them.

These are the ones I might try:
The Bakerella’s cupcake-shaped pops. They look easy to make.  The dough is shaped using small cookie cutters and pressing the dough with your hands. Then you dip the bottoms first, then attach them to a lollipop stick. Once cooled, dip the white tops and give them a sprinkle.
 

This is another option I might try:
A Cake Truffle Flag. Not all cake pops have to be displayed on a stick! These are rolled and covered in chocolate to be eaten like truffles. I think it makes for a very patriotic and colorful display.

Here are some other options you could try as well:
It looks like these cake pop’s turned out to have a lot of personality and made a little differently. Here are some shots of what they made. It looks like it was a great success!


How stinkin adorable right? 

Have any of you ever tried making these?  Was it a success?  Which do you think I should try?

RGL

8 comments:

  1. Oh gosh I want to make these so much but I'm terrified they will not work out! But how impressed would Mr. C's family be if I were to show up on 4th of July with these babies? You must try them soon!

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  2. I have always wanted to make these .. maybe I can convince a friend to try for July 4th! Cute blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  3. What a cute idea-- love the flag too!!!

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  4. Precious--I have been wanting to make these for a while now!!

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  5. I tried making cake pops last fall and the were an EPIC fail. I couldn't get the chocolate right. Maybe I should check out Bakerella's book. The 4th ones are too cute!

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  6. I've made cake pops twice now. Most recently I made the cupcake pops for my daughter's 1st birthday this past weekend. They turned out great! They were a huge hit. I use the Bakerella book and it is awesome! You definitely have to keep the dough cold, so you have to put them in and out of the fridge as you work with them. I also found that sometimes a second dip in chocolate smoothes out some of the imperfections from the first dip. Good Luck!

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  7. i love the flags and I have made duck cake pops and snowmen cakepops! they were ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

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