Apple Cake Pops

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Apple Cake Pops

I decided to make some apple cake pops for my baby girl’s daycare teachers and this is what came out of that!

To make the cake pops, you will need:
Cake balls in whatever flavor you like (see my tutorial here)
Sucker sticks
Red Candy Melts
Green Candy Coated Sunflower Seeds
Pretzel sticks broken into three pieces
Wax paper
Styrofoam

Directions:
1. After your cake balls are made, cool them in the refrigerator or freezer. Right now, it is pretty cool here so I don’t really need to even put them in the fridge before I start dipping.
2. Set up your station. Have the sucker sticks, green candy coated sunflower seeds, and pretzel sticks all within reach. Put wax paper down on the table in case any chocolate drips and set the Styrofoam close by so you are easily able to put the finished pop in it to dry.
3. Melt the Candy Melts.
4. Take the cake balls out of the fridge. Put the sticks in the cake by dipping the end in the melted chocolate and pushing it about halfway into the ball.
5. Once the stick is dried in, dip the pop into the Candy Melts. Gently tap off any extra chocolate.
6. You have to work quick now- put the pretzel stick in as the stem and the green sunflower seed next to it as the leaf.
7. Place the completed pop in the Styrofoam to dry.
8. Do this for all of your pops and then enjoy!
9. If you have leftover Candy Melts, remake them into the little discs by spooning it out on the wax paper in small amounts. Once they are dry, store in a bag for the next time you make cake pops!

Baking love,
Heather

Ornament Cake Pops

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After creating the fun reindeer cake pops I just had to create another holiday cake pop for an upcoming holiday gathering for my husband’s family. I saw pictures of ornament cake pops while browsing pictures of cake pops on the Internet and decided to give them a try!

Green OrnamentWhite Ornament

To create these pops I used:
-vanilla cake pops made from a box mix and store bought frosting
-green and white candy melts
-mini Rolo’s
-Twizzlers
-chocolate candy melts (to attach the Twizzlers to the Rolo’s and the Rolo’s to the cake pops)
-holiday sprinkles

Some of the pictures I saw were of ornament cake pops using sprinkles (like the ones I did), but I also saw some that used melted chocolate or frosting to create designs on the pop. I tried to make a design on the pops using a tube of what I thought was frosting. It ended up being gel and wiped right off the pop, which is why I opted to only use sprinkles.

Of all the cake pops I’ve made, my husband said these were his favorite, but I think he liked that they were all vanilla since I usually have some chocolate in the pops (he’s not a big chocolate fan). They also weren’t quite as sweet as some of the others. I love anything sweet, so I guess it’s all in what you like!

Happy baking!
Heather

Holiday Cake Pops

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The holiday season is always a wonderful time of the year full of family, friends, gift giving, and, of course, baking. This year I decided to try out something a little different. While I LOVE to make (and eat!) Christmas cookies, I came across some extremely cute cake pops that I just had to try! For my first “experiment” I used Bakerella‘s cute picture to create my own, almost as cute, reindeer cake pops.
Reindeer

To create these delicious pops I used:
-chocolate cake balls, made from a box mix and store bought frosting
-dark chocolate candy melts
-mini pretzels, broken in half
-brown and red M & M’s
-white round sprinkles
-black food pen

I love dark chocolate, which is why I used the dark chocolate candy melts, however, since the chocolate was so dark, when I tried to draw on the reindeer’s mouth with the black food pen, it wouldn’t show up. I also think the next time I make these I will break out the middle part of the pretzel so the antlers will look less like ears!

I used half of the cake balls to make the reindeers and the other half to make some festive cake pops! Again, I used the dark chocolate candy melts to coat the cake pops, along with some red, green, and white sprinkles.
Holiday Cake Pops

Happy holiday cake popping!
Heather