Tuesday, August 19, 2008

{Smiley Face Cake Pops}

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I just had to share these oh-so-adorable cake pops from Bakerella. Wouldn't these be a cute addition at your next party? I bet if you had these out on display, you would be the hit at your next event. It's all about the details, and these lil suckers sure do make you smile!!

Here's how you can make your own!

1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wax paper
Yellow candy melts (1 lb. pkg.)
Lollipop sticks
Edible ink pens

1.) After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

2.) Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)

3.) Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)

4.) Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)

5.) Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)

6.) Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.

7.) Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don't tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.

8.) Place in a styrofoam block to dry.

9.) Once dry, draw faces with an edible ink pen and allow ink to dry!

Note: I think cake pops are a little more difficult to make than the cupcake pops because of trying to get the candy coating smooth. So, If you haven't made them before, check out this post for red velvet cake balls and this one for cupcake pops.

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