Friday was another cold, rainy day, you know what that means: baking. I decided it was the perfect day for banana bread and cake pops. I love making holiday themed desserts so I went to AC Moore and stocked up on Valentine's Day sprinkles and such. I could spend hours in that store and not be bored. The cake pops turned out great, they are very time consuming but they are also extremely easy. I suggest having people around to talk to in the process so you don't notice how long the dipping takes. I used funfetti cake mix (great idea Tory!) and rainbow chip icing this time and they were amazing. Like the banana bread, the cake pops were all gone by the end of the night. I wish I had some left so I could've gotten better pictures in the daytime but at the same time I'm glad not to have them around since they're so addictive. I've posted how to make them on here before but I'll post it again just in case you didn't see it. The only difference between cake balls and cake pops is the popsicle stick. If you're going to make cake pops you can find popsicle sticks at AC Moore and buy a big styrofoam tray to stick them in as well.

Cake Balls
Recipe from Bakerella
1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. Make cake as directed on box and let cool once removed from oven.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can frosting
3. Roll mixture into small balls and place on cookie sheet
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package. *
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

*If making cake pops:
After melting chocolate bark in microwave, dip tip of stick in coating and put into the middle of the uncoated cake ball. This will help the stick stay in place after the bark dries. Next, dip the stick and cake ball into the melted coating and tap off the excess on side of bowl. The bark coating will dry quickly but it's easiest to have a styrofoam tray to place them in for drying. If you want to dip them in sprinkles, make sure you do it before the coating dries.


Unknown said... @ February 9, 2010 at 2:48 PM

holy shit feed me moreeeeeeeeeee

Shannon said... @ February 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM

These look great! I found you from the foodie blogroll and love your site! :) I've made cake pops several times, but always do balls- these are too cute not to try!

Sarah said... @ March 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Thank you so much! I had only made cake pops in cake ball form before these too but now I think I'm going to be using any excuse to make themed cake pops! Definitely worth making

Lisa Hyde said... @ July 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

How do you form the shapes? I'm curious.

Sarah said... @ July 26, 2011 at 9:45 AM

I found little heart shaped cookie cutters at some sort of craft store (probably AC Moore, but I've seen them many places). I have them in various shapes, and depending on the occasion I'll choose something that works best. It's almost exactly like making the regular cake balls, but you put the mixture into the cutter and make sure it's level on the ends before pushing it out onto the cookie sheet. I don't quite like the word squish to explain it, but essentially that's what it is. Squish a bit of the mixture in, press down so it's level on both sides, push it out. Voila! Good luck!

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