29/05/2013

Cooking Made Easy: Cakepops


Ok, right away I should clarify that the following recipe is not as easy as the title might procure. The reason why I decided to share my cakepop experience with you nevertheless is because I know that they are highly popular at the moment and that there might be the one or the other who always wanted to try them but never really dared. Even if you are not that much into baking you must admit that the cakepops you can find on the internet look really amazing, right?


What you will need:

a cake (home-baked or bought)
60g butter
125g cream cheese
100g sugar powder
chocolate coating (white chocolate will be great as you can colour it) or candy melts
sprinkles or other stuff for decorating
sticks to put the cakepops on (like the ones used for lollipos or ice cream)

How to proceed:

1. Remove the outer coat of the cake (which became harder because of the baking and can thus not be used for the cakepops).

 2. Take a large bowl and crumble the rest of the cake into little pieces.
3. Mix together the butter, cream cheese and sugar powder.
4. Mix the cream-mixture and the cake crumbles to make the new "dough" more adhesive. The amount of cream-mixture you need will depend on the size of your cake. The crumbles should neither be too dry nor too wet.


5. Use this to form little balls (you can also use cookie cutters to get other cakepop shapes).


6. Put the balls in the freezer for 15 minutes.
7. Melt your chocolate or candy melts and dip the sticks in there so they stick better into the cakepop balls.


8. Put the balls in the fridge for 30 minutes.
9. Now you can use the rest of your chocolate or candy melts to cover the cakepops.
10. Decorate them with the sprinkles and put them into some styrofoam or large cups so they can dry.


(This recipe was taken from a Swiss book called "Lollipops zum Anbeißen - Kuchen am Stiel".)

As you can see this is quite a time-consuming job. If you don´t want to crumble an entire cake you could also buy special cakepop makers or molds. Also I must admit that a lot of the balls fell apart when I tried to cover them with the chocolate so make sure you have the right amount of cream-mixture.

After reading this what do you think? Will you give the cakepops a try or rather not? Those of you who already made them could maybe share their experiences with us!

23 comments:

  1. oh my god.. very good..i want to make these!thanks for sharing..
    kisses..

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  2. so yummy! :) I bookmarked this recipe! haha

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  3. I love these, and would like to try making them!
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  4. I dont know if I would be able to do the same, but let me say you did it so well, they look yummy!:)

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  6. amazing recipe ...yum yum
    xoxo
    vendy

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  10. Ive never tried making cake pops before, thanks for this simplified way to make them, they look delicious and so cute!

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  12. This post is making me hungry!!

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  13. Haha these are popular right now, may just be easier to go to Starbucks!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  14. OHH, I always thought that you baked them in special pans haha. Never thought of this.

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  15. Looks delicious Carmen. Thanks for showing us how to make them.

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  16. They look so cool! A nice idea to create for a party. Am bookmarking this page.

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  17. Ohh so delicious :D

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  18. Oh god... It seems so deliciouuuuuuus !

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