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Cake Truffles & Pops

Lady Gaga Cake Pops

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Cake, Cake Truffles & Pops, Slider | 5 comments

Lady Gaga Cake Pops

I have finally made some decent looking cake pops! I think have some patience with them has finally paid off. Here Cake Lady Gaga is modelling a bubble dress and glittery sun glasses.

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Fourth of July Cake Pops

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Cake Truffles & Pops, Holidays | 3 comments

4th of Juy Cake Pops

I really wanted to make something for Fourth of July but I was running out of time so I made some really quick cake pops using a cake mix.

4th of Juy Cake Pops
melting…

My kitchen was really hot and the pops were starting to melt a little bit so I don’t have a nice picture of them all together.

4th of Juy Cake Pops

They looked great before they started to fall apart! I used red, white and blue candy melts and sprinkled some of them with the sprinkles that came with the cake mix.

4th of Juy Cake Pops 
I like to keep my cake pops simple…that and I’m not very good at decorating. Glad I went with a cake mix this time since they melted!
4th of Juy Cake Pops 

The inside was a red, white and blue funetti. To see some step by step instructions on how to make cake pops see my Oreo Cake Pops. I made a layer cake last year for Fourth of July.
Have a nice holiday everyone! I had a little mini celebration today since I have to go to work tomorrow.
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Oreo Cake Pops

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Cake Truffles & Pops, Chocolate | 50 comments

Oreo Cake Pops
I’ve been on a cake pop kick lately. My sister sent me some Oreo cake icing and I knew I couldn’t make cupcakes after my recent tirade. Cake pops are a great way to use up the bits and pieces of cake paraphernalia I’ve accumulated.
Oreo Cake Pops
I used a yellow cake mix, mixed with the Oreo icing, dipped in white and milk chocolate (that Dr. Oetker sent me) and sprinkled with finely crushed Oreo cookies.
Oreo Cake Pops
I made the cake balls froze them overnight and then dipped them when I got home from work. These are tasty and quick for weeknight baking.
Oreo Cake Pops
Oreo Cake Pops
by me!
Ingredients
1 box cake mix
1-2 packages Oreo icing (if you don’t live in the US or have little sisters that send you stuff you can make your own Oreo icing by folding some crushed cookies into vanilla icing)
milk and/or white chocolate for dipping
1 roll Oreo cookies
Lolly sticks
Oreo Cake Pops
This made one 8 inch cake round (a typical cake mix makes 2). I got this at the $1 store!
1. Make the cookie crumbs by throwing in a good handful of Oreo’s in a food processor and grind until fine.

Oreo Cake Pops

2. Make the cake according to the package (or make one from scratch). Set aside (or in the fridge) to cool.

Oreo Cake Pops
3. Once the cake is cool crumble it finely with a fork. Squeeze half of the frosting into the cake and stir until it starts to combine. Add more frosting as needed (I used the whole tube). If you used a regular cake mix you might need 2 pouches.
Oreo Cake Pops
4. Using an ice cream scoop make a round shape using 2 scoops of cake for each one. Line on a baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes stick the lolly stick in each and freeze over night (use a dab of melted chocolate on the end when you stick them in).
Oreo Cake Pops
5. Once the pops are firm, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on 30 second intervals. Dip each pop in and shake off the excess. Sprinkle with the cookie crumbs straight away as it will set quickly! Store in an airtight container.
Oreo Cake Pops
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Easy Cake Pops

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Cake Truffles & Pops, Holidays | 5 comments

Easter Cake Pops
It’s my one year blogiversary today! Nearly 200 posts in one year! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. It’s been a blast.
Easter Cake Pops
To celebrate, inspired by the new cake pops at Starbucks I decided to make my own cake pops. The one I had was nice but had too much frosting mixed into the cake.
Easter Cake Pops
Easter Cake Pops
Easter Cake Pops
I made some really simple Easter cake pops with lemon cake. This is something that anyone can make. You don’t have to be a baker or expert decorator (for you fabulous artistic types check out April’s Nun Pops). I’ve just used some fun Easter sprinkles and some really bright yellow candy melts.

Easter Cake Pops

I went all the way to Gloucester Road to Partridges to get this cake mix (It’s probably in my head but I like the US ones better than the UK ones). I definitely think that cake mix has it’s time and place and for cake pops I give it the thumbs up. Especially as I’m still learning. I’d like to be able to make them a little more smooth looking next time. You can of course make any cake and frosting that you like for cake pops as well. I had fun making these so I think it’s time I get a Cake Pop book. Not sure I can wait all the way till June for this to be published though!
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Easter Cake Pops
As a quick aside, the day I had my laser eye surgery I came home to this from Dr. Oetker! It certainly cheered me up.
Easter Cake Pops
I haven’t decided what to make yet with all my goodies but I am in love with this little green egg timer.
Lemon Cake Pops
Ingredients
1 box Lemon Cake Mix
1 can Lemon Frosting
1 bag yellow candy melts
Vegetable Oil
Easter Sprinkles
Lollipop sticks
1. Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box and leave to cool completely.
Easter Cake Pops
2. Once the cake is cool crumble it to small uniform crumbs using a fork. Stir in half of the can of frosting and combine until sticky enough to form balls. Stir in a scoop of frosting more at a time as needed. Don’t add to much or the cake will go soggy.
Easter Cake Pops
3. Using a cookie scoop take two rounds of dough and form into a smooth round ball. Place on a cookie sheet and chill until very firm.
Easter Cake Pops
4. Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until melted. If you find the candy melts to thick for dipping add a tablespoon of vegetable oil at a time. Don’t go too thin though.
5. Take a Lolly stick and dip a small dab of candy melts on the end and stick it in the cake. Dip into the candy melts covering all the cake. Gently shake off any excess and cover with the sprinkles you’ll be using. The chocolate will start to dry quickly! Place in any make shift holder you can find to dry.
Easter Cake Pops
6. Store in an air tight container when all pops are dry. They also freeze well.

What’s everyone’s top tips for cake pops?

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Cake Truffles

Posted by on Sep 19, 2010 in Cake Truffles & Pops, Chocolate | 5 comments

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I made cake truffles today. I wasn’t going to put them on the blog (so I didn’t really take any pictures) but Alex insisted. The easiest thing to make and assemble and it’s his favorite. It’s also a great way to show off sprinkles. It’s September now so I used my autumn leaf sprinkles and orange and yellow sparkle gels.
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