Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sucker

I have seen a lot of people making cake pops lately. My favorites are from bakerella. Lesser mortals have made them, and they have come out really cute. We have a big birthday coming up tomorrow, and I thought they would be fun.

You will need: (any flavors)
1. A boxed cake mix
2. A container of frosting
3. Melting chocolate for coating
4. Sprinkles (optional)

Bake cake according to directions on box. Combine crumbled cake and container of frosting.

Mix well. Chill for at least an hour.

Roll into quarter sized balls
Melt chocolate coating according to package directions. Place stick in coating, then into cake balls. Dip balls into chocolate, swirl to remove excess, than decorate with sprinkles.

They can also be made without the stick.

Enjoy!

Here is the review: These were a huge pain in the ass to make.

They were really messy and I had chocolate and sprinkles everywhere.

They are NOT a kid friendly cooking project. Well, unless you call yelling "PLEASE just get OUT of the kitchen!" kid friendly.

They tasted really, really good. And I don't even like cake so much. Or chocolate. So they would taste REALLY good to a normal person!

I think I will make these again. I will make the cake balls a little smaller (grape sized.)

I will melt the chocolate in smaller quantities.

I will use a better quality chocolate melts

I will put them in the freezer a bit to chill them more

I will do this when the kids are at school.

I will add any or all of the following (to my glass!):

7 comments:

FalkFamily said...

Or at least take a swig or two from the bottle while baking :) They look great, though!

lisa said...

those look delish Erin! I may try them for Ava's birthday...in June. Thanks for the directions on how to make them.

Angel said...

Lmao!! I had the same experience. I will never make them again, but yours looks delish!

Jeanette said...

I started making them! I got them all rolled into balls and stuck in the fridge to chill. Then I broke my sink. So I said to hell with the coating and fed them to the kids as they were! You're a better woman than I. Congrats.

Deb in MD said...

You are too funny! Finally, an honest review. They look great though! I'll drink with you!

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

Hmm I think I will pass on making these. They look yummy; but I can't stand the mess. I was thinking of making them for my sons class. It is his bday next month. I might have a little give away with a few of the beads I won on ebay. I'll see what they look like when they come in.

Lori said...

How many times have I initiated a "fun' family kitchen project only to be left with a floor full of sprinkles, a sink full of dishes and children bored with the whole thing way before it is over! Then I feel so out of sorts, I eat all the sweets! I feel your pain!!!