Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuxedo Cake Pops


I've been wanting to make Cake Pops ever since I first laid eyes on Bakerella's beautiful blog.  I even saved  a layered cake disaster in the freezer (see below),  just waiting for the right moment to come along.  (I blame it on my frugal upbringing...... waste not, want not!)  

So when it came time for the kids' piano recital - I knew my time had come.  Finally, I had an occasion  to make something special and portable - Tuxedo Cake Pops!


You can find Bakerella's basic cake ball tutorial here, but here's the short story:
  • Crumble a 9 x 13" pan of cake into a bowl 
  • Add one tub of cream cheese frosting (or homemade equivalent)  
  • Mix the cake and frosting together and roll it into little balls.  

As you can see, my one layer cake was not quite enough.  Fortunately, I also had nine chocolate cupcakes in the freezer.  (Thanks, Martha Stewart Cupcakes Club!)


The resulting combination led my six year old daughter to tell my husband that, "Today mommy made meatballs and then dipped them in chocolate!" 


Dip one end of the Cake Pop stick into melted chocolate and insert it into your meatballs Cake Balls.  Put the pan into the freezer and let them harden.  This leads me to mention that this was the most difficult part of the project - finding this much space in my freezer!


After they have hardened, dip the Cake Pops into melted white chocolate. ( I used Wilton's candy melts.) 


When the white chocolate has hardened, tip the sides of the cake pops at an angle into melted dark chocolate.  


Roll the cake ball in the chocolate to cover the back.  


I "stamped" on the buttons by dipping the end of a cake pop stick into the melted chocolate.  


These Tuxedo Cake Pops are ready for Carnegie Hall!


My own voice is already ringing in my head............

Kids, do NOT put food on the piano!



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10 comments:

  1. I LOVE cake balls!!! My guilty pleasure! That last shot is very pretty!

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  2. yum! those look so fancy! i love cake balls!

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  3. These are adorable. I'll have to give cake pops a second chance. I came over from Tidy Mom! Thanks for sharing

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  4. I love cakeballs. I made football and basketball cakeballs for my son's 2nd birthday.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/19/chocolate-chip-muffins/

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  5. These are really cute! Love 'em!!!

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  6. Love this idea! I'm your newest follower:) visiting from nifty thrify sunday ~ rachel www.absolutelylovingmylife.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks, Rachel! (I'm Rachel, too :-)

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  8. Oh my! These are so cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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