Posts Tagged ‘Cake Pops’
Molly Allen, our baking contributor, and the creative force behind CakeFYI, created these awesome back to school treats for us!
Looking for a quick, easy, and fun treat for back to school? These Apple Cake Pops are the perfect treat! Using just a simple cake recipe, icing, and a few embellishments, you can make these cute cake pops for your kiddos!
Apple Cake Pops
For the Cake:
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- Also Needed:
- Batch of homemade or store-bought icing
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Red Sprinkles
- Pretzel Sticks
- Green Candy (for leaves)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
Add half of the milk and mix well. Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.
Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool completely.
Once cake has cooled, break it apart in a large bowl, and crumble the cake with your hands. Add two cups of red store-bought or homemade icing, and mix into the cake crumbles with your hands.
Roll cake and frosting mixture into small balls.
Insert a cake pop stick into the bottom of each ball. Roll the cake pop in red sprinkles, and then insert half of a pretzel stick in the top to act as the stem.
Insert leaf shaped green candy next to the pretzel stick. Place cake pops in the freezer to set.
Adorable! Thank you, Molly, I love how easy these are!
To learn more about Molly and read all about her baking adventures, check her out at CakeFYI.
Here's a simple tutorial from Nancy at A to Zebra Celebrations on how to make a sparkly push pop holder using a piece of foam, acrylic paint, a sponge brush, glitter, scrapbook paper, and some ribbon or cute trim. This holder would work perfectly for cake pops, too!
Here's a shot of the before and after.
To see how to make your own, check out the full tutorial at A to Zebra Celebrations.
Jen at Evanssays, be sweet created this adorable school bus cake pop tutorial as a great back to school treat. What kids wouldn't want to sink their into this as they come off the bus that first day?
And the best party is they're easy to make. Here's how to do it, according to Jen, cake pop extradinaire...
- Cake pop mixture - a completely cooled cake and 1/2 to 2/3 batch of frosting thoroughly mixed
- Kitchen scoop - 1 inch
- Candy melts - yellow
- Lollipop sticks
- Food writers - red, blue & black
- Small confetti candy dots
- Mini M&M's
- Styrofoam block
- Deep heat-proof cup or bowl for melting the candy melts
- Sterile kitchen tweezers - I'm not kidding :)
Scoop cake pop mixture using your 1 inch scoop. Roll them into individual balls. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
While the cake balls are chilling, heat a bag of candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between intervals.
Once the candy is smooth and thoroughly melted, set it aside to cool.
Get out your chilled cake balls and flatten them slightly using something smooth and flat. (I'm a fan of using my chopper scooper thingy below.)
Take the flattened cake ball and shape into a rectangle...
…and then shape it into a bususing your fingers. (Reach waaaaaaay back to your Play-Dough days. :))
Return bus shapes to the fridge and chill for 15 minutes.
Get your bus shapes, lollipop sticks, and melted candy out. Dip the tip of the lollipop stick in the melted candy and insert into the bottom of your bus shaped cake ball. Place it in a styrofoam block to hold. Repeat for desired number of cake pops.
Dip the cake pop in the melted candy until completely covered. Gently tap off excess candy.
The wheels on the bus go round and round… Dip the tip of a toothpick in the candy melts and dab on one side of the mini M&M. Place on the bus and hold for about 10 seconds until secure. Repeat for all four wheels.
Grab your blue food writer and draw on your windshield, passenger windows, and rear window. (If you find that your writer is digging into the candy coating just put the pops in the fridge for five minutes to chill. Cake pop making during the warmer months, especially with humidity, is tough!)
Draw a line along the length of the bus with your black food writer. (If you're fortunate enough to be a lefty like me, then you need to make sure your previous work is completely dry before moving on to the next. Lefties know what I'm talkin' about.)
Next fish out a white confetti candy dot and color it red with your red candy writer.
It just got real serious, y'all. Pick up your stop sign with the kitchen tweezers, dab on a bit of candy melt with a toothpick and attach your stop sign.
Breathe. Take a step back and check-it-out! You made School Bus Cake Pops! Adorable, right?
Absolutely adorable, Jen!! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial.
Thinking of throwing an animal party? Check out these adorable animal cake pops we've seen on our site. The only problem is they're just too cute to eat...
To see the party they're from, click on the photo.
If you want to see more beautiful cake pops from our site, check out our cake pop pinboard on Pinterest.
As promised, here are more amazing Halloween treats from our favorite vendors. We've got creepy, we've got cute... take a look!
To learn more about the vendors or to buy some treats, just click on the link or the photo.
Mummy cake pops from Simply Posh
Chocolate Skeleton Cameo from The Frosted Petticoat
Halloween Skeleton Sugar Cookies from Sugar Sanctuary
Halloween Cake Pops from Mom's Killer Cakes & Cookies
Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Fondant Cupcake Topper from Mimicafe Union
Halloween Ghost Gourmet Marshmallows from Madyson's Marshmallows
Halloween Oreo Pops From Half Baked Co.
Skull Lollipops from Sweetniks
Halloween Hello Kitty Chocolate Covered Oreo by Serena's Party Boutique
You vendors blow me away! To see all our vendors, check out our entire party vendor directory, and if you're looking for FREE Halloween printables, we've got them, and if you'd like to check out some Halloween parties, we've got those, too.
If you are one of our vendors and have a Halloween treat you’d like me to add to an upcoming, please email me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com.
Halloween is right around the corner. We've got a ton of free printables for your Halloween parties, but how about dessert and treat ideas?Here's a collection of my favorite Halloween desserts and treats from our main site. You will be blown away.
Click on the photo to see the party the dessert is from.
If you need more fun Halloween ideas, check out these amazing Halloween parties on our site.
I'm always looking for new variations on cake pops, so when I saw these donut hole apple pops at Christina S's Back to School Dinner, I needed to know how she made them.
Turns out they're quite quick to make (a nice alternative when you're in a rush), and look how much they add to a back to school celebration like Christina's.
To see the whole tutorial, check out this post on Christina's blog Inspiration for Celebration. Thank you Christina, for this great idea!
If you make some please send photos, I'd love to show them off.
To me, cake pops are one of the best ways to say "wow" at your party. They're fun, delicious, bite-size, and so darn cute.
We've seen some incredible cake pops on our main site, so I thought it was about time I showed them off.
(Click on each photo to see what party that cake pop came from.)
We've just launched our new party vendor directory where you can find all the amazing hand-made items you see on our site. If you're looking for gorgeous cake pops or other splendid desserts, take a look at these amazing bakers and dessert designers.
LaVonne Fernandini sent in this photo of how she decorated her cake pops using our grad tags from Tea Party Designs for her son's 5th grade "grad" party today.
They look awesome, LaVonne. Good luck with the party and thanks for sending in the photo!
If you use any of our free printables, please send photos. I'd love to post them!