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I read a blog entry by a fellow foodie about Cake Pops and was inspired immediately to give it a try. Click on the link to see the blog entry by  boneats. (her post was on Dec 3rd..you will have to scroll down a bit)..then the rest of my blog entry will make sense to you.

Her blog entry made it sound so simple (please note: I’m not blaming her.  All I needed was:

  1. Betty Crocker Cake Mix (any flavor)
  2. Betty Crocker Frosting (any flavor)
  3. popsicle sticks (well not really, they are more like lollipop sticks. Available at Bulk Barn
  4. chocolate melts and sprinkles (also from Bulk Barn)
  • So I made the cake. (easy).
  • I put the cake after it had cooled into the Cuisinart to make cake crumbs. (easy)
  • I added the frosting to the cake crumbs (easy).
  • I made little balls. .not SO  easy…my hands were a gloppy mess. It was not a pretty site. However the tray looks lovely.

  • I put the cake balls into the fridge to cool..(easy).

I melted the chocolate melts on a double broiler and this is where the disaster took place.

We took the cake balls, inserted the stick, and then dipped…but it did not come out  smooth. By the time we did a second coat, the chocolate had hardened and I was cursing. I was not happy. Then when I went to put on the sprinkles, they didnt adhere so easily either. I was not happy.

I managed to make a few successful cake pops and then gave up.

not so pretty...but I tried.

I emailed a young woman in our neighborhood who has taken some professional baking courses for some advice and she emailed me this website that has an instructional video by bakerella!!


If any one else makes these cake balls (in your spare time of course), can you let me know how it turns out.

I will attempt to try this again..(Im determined). I will read more about tempering chocolate and try to get it right so that my cake pops look like those from the websites: boneats and bakerella

PS I was telling this story at an event today, only to find out that bakeralla was at Williams-Sonomo recently. GRRR. ..wish I would have known. I would love to meet her.

Happy Baking!!

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6 Responses to “My Attempt To Make Cake Pops…”

  1. Pedalman
    December 16th, 2010 at 16:01 | #1

    Those look really tasty and I’m up for a challenge. I’ll give it a go next week and let you know.

  2. December 16th, 2010 at 16:12 | #2

    This is why I buy them:) Lol.

  3. December 17th, 2010 at 04:59 | #3

    This reminds me of every single time I try to make a birthday cake!! Thank goodness Step-Daddy takes care of that now…

  4. December 17th, 2010 at 09:03 | #4

    I tried them as well. The cake itself is delicious and no effort BUT the technique is all in the decorations. I found that if you let the cake sit for a few hours it’s easier to work with it and the icing.
    I also skipped icing and went for melted chocolate to glaze and then put some M&M’s or other decorations. Although they didn’t turn out like Bakerella’s…. everyone who ate one, LOVED them. They do taste good!
    But check out my post. I share your sentiments. 🙂

  5. January 30th, 2011 at 17:20 | #5

    I am a friend of Tina D’s and she recommended that I check out your blog! I have always wanted to make cake pops, I have to now after reading this post 🙂

  6. April 11th, 2011 at 04:47 | #6


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