Friday, 25 December 2009

Cake pops.....Mood=Dream Pops

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.


If you try these, you wont be sorry. They are just too gorgeous and too divine to let pass. I will definitely be making them again. Definitely one of the cutest best ideas for Christmas, birthdays, kids parties or actually anything you can think of. They worked a treat on everyone.



Lets Get Popping !!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! These look incredible. I cant wait to try and make them. Do they taste as good as they look?

Dima said...

joudie oh my god YUMMMMMMM, i cannot wait to make these when im backk...mmmmmmm

JKCatering said...

Dima, these are amazing. You have to try them for sure. Anonymous, they taste 1000x better than they look. And they look pretty amazing too dont you think?!?!?1

tamara said...

i love it

Anonymous said...

OMG these look amazing, im gonna have to definitly try them, just as soon as i perfect the icing :) thanx xox

JKCatering said...

Anonymous, they are truely delicious but have a real sugar hit. The icing will wrok if you have both the cream cheese and butter at room temperature, and mix them well together before you add the icing.

Anonymous said...

fingers crossed, im gonna atempt the red velvet cupcakes and icing tomorrow again.
if i get the icing right then these are my next step xox

JKCatering said...

I will cross my fingers too. But remember about he room temperature. Let me know how it goes. Generally what ever of cream cheese i use, i use half the amount of butter.

Anonymous said...

Hello - these cake pops look great! I want to make them but have no idea where to buy the lollipop sticks from?

JKCatering said...

These lollipop sticks can be bought from any cake shop. I got them from Jane Asher in cale street SW3. They have different lengths and sizes so you can choose. If you go to your local cake shop im sure they will have some

Anonymous said...

makin these at the moment for my sons bake sale tomorrow, they are yummy,i couldnt find any lollipop sticks anywhere so im just made them into balls and put them into mini muffins cups

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hey there is no reaon why you cant do that. I am sure they look amazing just like that. They are the perfect little treat. Great for bake sales.... I hope they enjoy. If you can, send me some pictures to my email address and i will post them up. Cant wait to see them.

Anonymous said...

sorry never took a pic of them :( should have cause the site of the kids was funny... next time...
it went down a treat at the bake sale, all the kids loved them xox

Joudie's Mood Food said...

I would have loved to see their faces. Chocolate coated cake balls. Im sure they were excited. Nice treat. Next time take pictures. Its a good record of everything you make. Im happy you made them. They are so worth it....