Halloween Cake Pops

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I’ve been seeing these around lately and thought I’d give them a try. I’ve been told that making cake pops can be quite an addicting little habit.

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I started with the basics–but instead of regular cake, I chose a Gingerbread mix–but you can use whatever flavor cake you’d like.

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Bake the cake according to package directions and allow to cool completely.

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Now, this might just go against all your maternal instincts–BUT do forge ahead. You might even like it. Crumble the entire cake into a bowl. Be brave.

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Now add about 3/4 of the tub frosting to the crumbs.

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Mix it all in real good until you can tell the frosting is evenly distributed.

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Measure out level tablespoons…

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and roll them into tidy little balls. You’ll need to wash your hands a lot through this part because it’s pretty sticky business. Store them in the freezer for at least an hour.

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Using white or colored candy melts–heat them very gently on low or in a double boiler until they are completely melted.

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I could only find the long sucker sticks so I cut them all in half. It worked great.

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Dip each sucker stick in the melted chocolate just before you…

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poke them about 3/4 of the way into the cake balls.

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The cold cake chills the candy melts and it helps the sticks and cake stay together.

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Now, dip the pops carefully into the melted coating. I found it easier to spoon the candy up and around the cake rather than swirl them. If you take too long the warm coating will melt the cake and it may try to fall off. So spoon it on quickly.

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Gently nudge the excess coating off the bottom of the pop.

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Set them down on a wax paper coated pan and store back in the freezer to set.

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We used melted chocolate to make faces. We aren’t too good at it yet but just wait till you see what’s coming in November. hee hee.

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Or if the face thing frightens you—just roll them in chocolate sprinkles and call it good.

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Of course, you could taste them and call it REALLY good!

Halloween Cake Pops
 
Ingredients
  • Cake mix (prepared according to package directions)
  • Tub Frosting
  • Candy Melts
Instructions
  1. Bake the cake according to package directions and allow to cool completely.
  2. Crumble the entire cake into a bowl.
  3. Now add about ¾ of the tub frosting to the crumbs.
  4. Mix it all in real good until you can tell the frosting is evenly distributed.
  5. Measure out level tablespoons and roll them into tidy little balls.
  6. Store them in the freezer for at least an hour.
  7. Using white or colored candy melts--heat them very gently on low or in a double boiler until they are completely melted.
  8. Dip each sucker stick in the melted chocolate just before you poke them about ¾ of the way into the cake balls.The cold cake chills the candy melts and it helps the sticks and cake stay together.
  9. Now, dip the pops carefully into the melted coating. I found it easier to spoon the candy up and around the cake rather than swirl them. If you take too long the warm coating will melt the cake and it may try to fall off. So spoon it on quickly.
  10. Gently nudge the excess coating off the bottom of the pop.
  11. Set them down on a wax paper coated pan and store back in the freezer to set.

33 Replies to “Halloween Cake Pops”

  1. So many options!!! The endless possibilities of cute little cake pops!!! *:D* AWESOME!!! I have a feeling this won’t be the only post about these things!!!

  2. Yum! I love that idea. I might have to use it myself. BTW, Piper looks ADORABLE in the hat! I will get a picture for you.

  3. They look so yummy. And your faces are very cute. Just wondering if this a time consuming project, or if it moved along rather quickly. Would love to do this with the kids as a break from their school work. Thanks for the great idea.

  4. Thanks for the sweet words. We are kinda nuts about the holidays around here. It’s just so fun to have a place to share our wackiness.

  5. It went ok–time wise. You could do an after school thing, but remember you have to chill them so that they are firm enough to stay on a stick and dip in the chocolate. After the chocolate dipping they only have to be chilled for about 10 minutes. It would work.

  6. Oh My!! These are SO ADORABLE!! Where did you ever come up with this idea? I’ve never seen them before, but DEFINATELY WILL BE making them this Halloween!! Thnaks for such a fun looking idea!!WOOHOO! I ove stuff like this!

  7. I made these for my daughter’s school Halloween party, and they were AMAZING! I colored the chocolate orange and used black sprinkles. It was easy and didn’t take too long. The longest parts were waiting for the cake to cool and the balls to set in the freezer. Everyone LOVED them!! Great idea!

  8. Just made some of these tonight for my son’s class party tomorrow. Ghosts, mummies and one-eyed monsters. Just wanted to add that if the coating is too thick when dipping the cake balls, add a small amount of Crisco to thin it out. It is then easier to dip and coat the cakeballs/pops.

  9. Yeahhh. Thanks so much for saying that. After adding the orange color, mine got pretty thick. Next time, I’ll just buy the orange candy melts in the first place. That would have saved some time.

  10. I had no trouble tinting the chocolate with Wilton Frosting tint (the gel kind) Hope this helps. I made Easter baskets, with Colored eggs, bunnies, and ducks

  11. I hope you try these this year. You can use any kind of cake that suits your family. I just love spice cake and gingerbread. YUM! But anything would work.

  12. you have made cake and had abeautiful 🙂
    but i want to know which type of chocolate do you use what it says ,when they melt chocolate with anything?

  13. I make these a lot, and I love your tip about dipping the stick in the chocolate first. I’ve had problems in the past with the cake falling off the stick while trying to coat it, but this should prevent that from happening. Thanks!

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