Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kitchen Creations: Cake Pops

(Image courtesy of Bakerella)

Last Saturday my church put on a "Super Saturday" which featured lots of classes and projects and a very yummy lunch. One of the classes was about how to make cake pops, or cake balls or cake truffles as I've also heard them called.

These delicious treats are easy, and very kid-chef friendly! You could make them as a gift for family, friends, or teachers, or as a twist on the traditional birthday cake.
(Image courtesy of the kitchn)


Here's what you need:
-one baked cake (you can use a box mix or one from scratch)
-one can frosting
-almond bark coating
-popsicle sticks (optional-without these you can make cake truffles!)

The process:
-bake your cake, let it cool.

-enlist your child(ren) to help you crumble it into crumbs. (They are going to love this part!) Just get your hands dirty and break it all apart in a bowl.

-melt the frosting for 15 seconds in the microwave.

-pour about 3/4 a cup of the warm frosting into the cake crumbs.

-mix together, adding more frosting as needed to get the cake and frosting to a mold-able consistency.

-form the cake/frosting clay into balls, push popsicle sticks into the balls and place in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.

-while the cake is hardening, melt the almond bark according to package instructions.

-dip the cake pops in the almond bark and place on wax paper or tin foil to harden. (you can add sprinkles or nuts at this points too!)

-enjoy!

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