Friday, May 15, 2009

Cake Balls/Pops

I'm a huge Pioneer Woman fan and a while back she teamed up with Bakerella to make some adorable cake pops that looked like cupcakes. When I saw them I thought they would be perfect for Makayla's Spring party. While they looked nothing like the perfect cupcake cake pops pictured on the Pioneer Woman's site, I think they turned out well. I made enough cake pops for the kids in the class and made cake balls with the rest of the cake and candy coating for home. I'm not going to lie. The cake balls are a MILLION times easier than wrestling with the cake pops. It was about midnight when I made these last Thursday night and I almost started crying. I sat the finished cake pops in a cup to dry because I didn't want to lay them down. I had 5 drying in each cup. I took the first one out of the cup to wrap in plastic and the cup fell over breaking 3 of them. Luckily I pushed them back together and you couldn't tell. There was only one causality. The kids in the class acted like they really enjoyed these. My kids loved them... Brad and Aunt Connie were lucky enough to get some and really enjoyed them too. They didn't last long! While at the school party I receive the very best compliment from my friend Lori Beth, who's daughter Baylea's in Makayla's class and we're the room mothers. She told me she was addicted to my blog along with her sister. She said they check in every day to see what I have cooked. Thank you so much Lori and her sister (I'm not sure if she's talking about Samantha or Bobbie Jo). You made my day!


CAKE BALLS/POPS
1 boxed cake mix, any flavor, baked according to package directions in 9 x 13 pan
1 can icing (16 oz), any flavor (I only used 3/4 of the can)
candy coating (about 3 oz)
Using a fork, crumble completely cooled cake. Add icing and mix well. The icing will completely blend into the cake. Form into balls using a melon baller (or your hands if you don't have one). Place balls on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes. Melt candy coating. Using a toothpick, dip balls into candy coating. Place on wax paper to set.

19 comments:

Delectable Dining said...

They turned out so cute! I've been dying to see them since seeing that they were on your 'to do' list! You did a great job!

Lara said...

I made something very similar to this with Oreo crumbs and cream cheese instead of frosting and served them at a party. I was asked the recipe for them several times and no one could believe how easy they were. Yours turned out beautifully!

Jenn said...

That's so neat. Nice job. Perfect for parties!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow these rock! I think I'll have to try these out for the next birthday party! TY girlie you always have the best stuff :)

Tiffany said...

My 10 year old son is drooling over your pictures. You did a good job with them.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

They're pretty cute, SITSta! =)

Sila Lumenn said...

I've been following both Bakerella and Pioneer Woman for a long time, but I've been too afraid to try these. Yours look fantastic! Maybe I should go ahead and get brave. :-)

Rachel said...

You did a great job--they're adorable!

Katy ~ said...

Very well done, and what an extra special treat!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm so happy to hear that someone (besides Bakerella) has tried these. I've wanted to try them, but was hoping someone ELSE would give it a go first. Thank you for the report!!

the ungourmet said...

I saw this over on PW. I love her also. She inspired me to start my own blog!

Those turned out so cute! I really want to try to make these soon! Great job Heidi!

Donna-FFW said...

They came out beautifully. Mykids love when I make them.. I do Holiday colored themes, they really are adorable. Nicely done!

Christy said...

Aw Heidi-your cake pops are adorable! Great job!!

Kristen said...

What a wonderful idea!

Melody said...

I'm going to be making these in the next couple weeks for my daughter's birthday. Wish me luck!!! I've been visualizing my strategy for a couple months. I hope they turn out!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love making cake balls for just about every holiday. They are so fun and so tasty. I bet your daughter loved them.

teresa said...

I have been dying to try these for a while now, they turned out so cute!

Colleen said...

These look great! They certainly do take awhile to make but they are worth it in the end!

Rook No. 17 said...

They're so adorable ~ totally worth the extra work, I'd say. I'm a huge fan of Bakerella, but Pioneer Woman is new to me. Thanks for the tip!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com