Pumpkin Cake Pops
For some reason last night, I decided that I wanted to see if I could make a cake pop that looked like a pumpkin.
I don't know why but I was pretty happy with this idea, lol. I am sure many others have done so before
but I hadn't and I wanted to try it.
I realized that I had four cupcakes left over from baking on the weekend that were a little lop sided and were baked without liners. Perfect.
Here's what I did:
I crumbled up the four cupcakes
I added 1/8 cup of vanilla icing.
I mixed the cupcake crumbs and icing together.
Next I made a ball with about a tablespoon of the mixture maybe a little more - I don't know why I didn't take a picture of this. Then I pressed the cake ball into a Wilton flower cutter to make the grooves of the pumpkin.
I placed the formed cake balls onto a tray and placed them in the freezer while I prepared the candy melts. Once I had the orange melted and ready to go (about 10-15 minutes later) I got the tray out of the freezer and got ready to cover the formed cake balls.
I dipped the lollistick into the melted chocolate then inserted it into the base of the cake ball. I returned it to the tray to set while I continued on in the same fashion with the rest of them.
Once they all had sticks I started to dip!
Time to dry.
Then I decorated. Now I realize that the six cake pops that four cupcakes produced was not enough to experiment with for decorating. I have some good ideas for next the next time I make these. But all in all I think it was a total success and think this would be a really cute treat for a fall bake sale or party. With some jack-o-lantern faces painted on them they would be awesome at a Halloween party. We made one with a face but it turned into a cat when the mouth and nose design merged lol. We just gave it whiskers and named him Pumpkin....the kitty :)
And for the first time ever...I tried one. I know. I have made so many cake pops but never tried one. I just assumed that cake + icing + melted chocolate = TASTY.
As it turns out....I was right.