So I've been talking about making these cake pops for a while now and I did make them but have had no time to post. Chirstmas is busy and it literally has taken such a while to get back on to writing about things, but I had to do it now, so you could see what a marvel these things are! They look great, taste even better and most of all they were the first time I had made them and I have to say I was SUPER impressed by the results.
I used my red velvet recipe and coated them with different chocolates to give them a bit of variety. You can really do them with what ever cake flavour you want, as it will work. Red velvet was my choice because it is my nieces' favourite. I have been scouring websites for this idea and have found my new favourite website, called Bakerella.com. Although they use ready made cake mix, i prefer to use my own recipes as i trust them and know how they are going to turn out. Also I use less additives and extra stuff...Unecessary.
So all you have to do is follow the recipe - make the frosting, crumble the cake, add the frosting to the crubled cake and shape into balls. Freeze the balls and then add sticks. Finally, melt chocolate in a double boiler (fill pan with hot water, put a bowl on top with the chocolate in it) and coat them by dipping the balls on sticks into the melted chocolate using a little to spoon to aid.
I know I seem to be simplifying things but it is that simple! Et voila, you get these gorgeous perfect balls of deliciousness.
Once the chocolate is on them they will take a minute or two to harden, but then they take on a chocolate form and stay that way till you eat them. I made 26 and there were only 10 of us and only 4 remain.
This was in combination with coffee truffles and red velvet cupcakes - the recipe for which will soon follow.