Much like blog is the new black, cake pops are the new cupcakes.
They don’t really need an introduction. They are trendy, fun, and taste delicious. Anyone who’s anyone knows about them.
What’s a word that means better than delicious?
I can’t think of one, but when I do, I’ll let you know.
You know how people exaggerate and say things like “there are just no words”?
This is one of those situations.
There is just something insanely (insert word that means better than delicious here) about them.
I’ve copied the basic “recipe” (which is more of a “how two”) straight from Bakerella’s blog.
1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up. TIP: You can leave them covered in the refrigerator overnight if you want to do the dipping on the following day.
Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
Place in a Styrofoam block to dry.
Looking at these, you will first be drawn to their cuteness, and think, “Adorable- a bite of cake! On a stick!”
These are so much more than that.
I know, it sounds crazy.
It’s just a basic cake (from a box!) mixed with frosting (from a can!)
But it’s not.
Stunning presentation aside, these moist, bite-sized treats will please anyone and everyone.
He was impressed enough that he brought some in to work to share with his buddies.
Lloyd is an electrician.
They were pink and purple, and bundled with a pretty ribbon.
I can only imagine what people said.
a strong man, an oh-my-word-these-are-so-good-I-don’t-have-the-words cake pop to share pink and purpled baked goods on a construction site.