Monday, August 9, 2010

Dessert on a Stick!

I was totally inspired this weekend when my October couple and I visited the pastry chef to design their wedding cake and select their tiered flavors. A yummy blend of chocolate cake with a sour cherry filling was the winner and I immediately thought of those round Cherry Cordials candies. In search for a dessert along those lines, I discovered the "Cake Pop" craze and was too delighted! It's just as it sounds - cake + stick = cake pop.

I've included some visuals and a recipe on how you can create this cute confection yourself. They'd make a great addition to any dessert table, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Hey, make plenty and have them as your guest favors. One batch will make about 40-50 pops.

This is your basic cake pop from No frills. Just plain, simple and delicious. It’s a great first project for newbies.

  • Make a 13×9 cake. Any flavor you like, just follow the instructions on the box. Let it cool. Crumble the cake and add in 1 can of frosting (or blend 8oz of softened cream cheese, 4 tbls. of butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and 1 tbl. of milk together until smooth) and place in the fridge for 15 minutes or until firm.
  • After refrigerating, dust off your Playdoh skills and form the mixture into balls. Then place a sucker stick into the top of each cake ball. Pop them into the refrigerator for another quarter hour.
  • While waiting, start melting your candy melts.
  • After 15 minutes in the fridge, dip and swirl each pop into your candy melt.
    Once you’ve got an even coating on the cake pop, place the stick into a Styrofoam block while the candy melt shell hardens.
  • Announce to your family and friends that the cake pops are ready. Be prepared to break up fights.

Until next time...WEDologize!
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