gallamore west: Rudolph Cake Pops!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rudolph Cake Pops!

When I saw Rudolph cake pops on Pinterest,  I knew I wanted to make them for my son's 1st grade classmates!  


I thought they came out pretty cute :)  I attached a little tag from The Tomkat Studio {it was a free download last Christmas and I still had some...perfect!} 


Here's how I make my cake pops:
1 box Betty Crocker cake mix
2 spoonfuls frosting
1 box Wilton candy melts
For these Rudolphs, I also used a small batch of royal icing for the eyes, and mini m&ms for the noses.

Bake the cake as directed in a 9x13 pan.  Let cool completely.  Crumble it with a fork and stir in a couple spoonfuls of frosting.  Form into a big ball {it should stay in a ball, but not be too mushy}.

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.  Once you've made all your balls, freeze for about 10 minutes.  Melt your candy melts and dip one lollipop stick in your melted chocolate, just about a half-inch or so, then stick it into a cake ball.  Repeat with all of the balls.  I put them back in the freezer for a few minutes here because if they're too soft, they'll fall right off the sticks when you dip them.  Once hard again, dip one ball in the chocolate, tap it gently on the side of the chocolate bowl to remove excess.  If using m&ms, put it on right away.  Royal icing can be used for decorating once the cake pop is dry.  

Note:  I used to use a very popular recipe that calls for an entire can of frosting, but my cake pops were a mushy mess.  Just a couple of spoonfuls of frosting with a moist cake is plenty!  :)

I'm linking up to tatertots & jello!

3 comments:

Angie Ramirez said...

awwww super cute idea! Great as a gift!

HI! I'm Angie.. REALLY CUTE Ice Cream Ornaments!!!! ;)

Stopping by from TT & J!
I have a linky party.. start every friday if you'd like to come by and link as many projects you want! ;)

http://www.littleinspiration.com/2011/12/create-and-inspire-party.html

Thanks!! Happy Holidays!

Angie

Aimee said...

Oh my goodness Laurie! I'm so glad that you ended up on my blog because I LOVE your blog, too! I have a first grader and I think you had to have been the very favorite mommy there for bringing those cute Rudolph cake pops to school! I have a friend who makes those as a treat for the kids sometimes. I may have to step it up and impress my sweeties and follow your tutorial!!! Off to look around a bit more!!! Glad to be your newest follower!

XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

Jen said...

These are adorable! You make the cake pops sound so easy. I've heard they are a lot of work, but I think you may have convinced my to give them a try! :)

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