Daily Archives: November 7, 2009

Look, They’re Pumpkins!

So, I tried to make pumpkin cake pops for a Halloween Party last weekend.

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They’re not quite as pretty as anything Bakerella would do, but considering it was my first time, I think they turned out fairly well. And my friend’s loved them, so who am I to complain?

Cake Pops ala Bean

What you’ll need:

1 white cake mix (I used celimix’s white cake and added 1/2 c. pumpkin, 1/4 c. less water and 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)
1 can of icing (I used Betty Crocker’s whipped vanilla icing.)
Lollipop sticks
1-2 packages of vanilla candy melts (or chocolate)
Food colouring
Green Jelly Bellies

  1. Bake cake according to directions with pumpkin, etc. Let it cool completely.
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  2. Once the cake is cooled, use a fork our your fingers to crumble the entire cake.
  3. Add most of a container of icing. (Be careful as I added too much! I think you want it so that they will stick together well.
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  4. Taking bits of cake, roll into balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. (I recommend making them about 1″ in diameter.)
  5. Put pops in the fridge and leave them there until quite cool. (The dipping process seemed easier when the pops were cooler.)
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  6. Meanwhile, melt the candy melts in a double boiler. Add food colouring as desired.
  7. Poke lollipop sticks into the pops, making sure that you don’t go all the way through.
  8. Dip pops into candy melts, using a spoon to help cover evenly. (Don’t let the melts get too hot as they lose their consistency and it is not pleasant.)
  9. Place a jelly belly into the top for a stem and poke sticks into styrofoam to let pops cool.
  10. Once cool, enjoy!

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Some didn’t want to stay on their sticks, but that’s okay as they’re still quite tasty!

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Have you ever tried to make cake pops before?

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