Well, it's official, I'm addicted to Pinterest. Thanks to my good friend, Aileen, who introduced me months ago, I've been pinning up a storm. At first, I thought, what's the point? But then after a few innocent pins, I was hooked.
One of the things I always see in the food and drink section of Pinterest is cake pops. They are so cute in the pictures and I decided it was time to give them a try. Actually, messing up my husband's birthday cake may have pushed me into them. I forgot the vanilla in his cake and decided that instead of throwing it out (it wasn't that bad, you just knew it was missing something) I would attempt cake pops.
Now, I just want to be frank with everyone when I say, these aren't that easy. They are timing consuming as well as frustrating at times, but they are delicious and a very sweet treat, so I do think it makes up for the long prep. Here's how it all went down.
|Begin with crumbled cake that has been baked and cooled.|
|Add your favorite frosting into the mix. I chose a chocolate buttercream frosting that my mom makes, but you could use cream cheese, vanilla buttercream or any store bought frosting to make things a bit more simple.|
|Check out the insides of the finished product. Oh my goodness!|
|This is one of my cake bombs as I like to call them. Total disaster, but still delicious!|
|The final cake pops! Aren't they cute? Dress them up for a great 4th of July dessert.|
So, as I said, these do take a while to prepare, but they are worth it. I ate way too many of them and had to give some to the neighbors just so I wouldn't gain 5 pounds over the weekend! Give them a try for your 4th of July party. It's only a few days away!
1 cake mix or scratch cake (any flavor) baked, cooled and crumbled
2 packages almond bark (any flavor)
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening
1 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar (1 lb.)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa
Cream shortening and butter together, then add cocoa and milk. Beat in powdered 1 cup at a time. Beat until light and fluffy (4 - 5 minutes)