So I was supposed to go to Lady's Halloween party on Saturday. Lady is my best friend from college, and she only lives 45 minutes away from me. I made Halloween cake pops on Friday afternoon, and went crazy because my new 9x13 pan burnt my first cake. So I ran back to the store and bought 2 more boxes of Devils Food cake mix just in case. The second time I baked the cake, I ended up taking it out of the oven 13 minutes early. This new pan is killing me, and I couldn't find my usual cake pops pan. Thankfully, the cake was done and not burnt. So here's my cake pops tutorial.
1. Bake the cake of your choice. If it's a light-colored cake, remove the ends and any brown parts. This doesn't matter with dark cakes.
2. Crumble cake into a bowl until you have uniform small crumbs. Add frosting and mix together until cake and frosting mix holds together well. You will use about 3/4 of a container of frosting.
3. Melt some chocolate in the color you are going to cover your cake pops with. I chose orange. Dip your lollipop sticks in the chocolate so the tip of one end is covered.
4. Make a ball out of the cake and frosting mix. Insert the chocolate covered stick halfway into the ball.
5. Once you have a bunch of pops made, stick them in the freezer for about 30 minutes, until they are firm but not frozen.
6. Melt more chocolate and dip each of the pops. Tap off excess chocolate, and stick into a foam block to dry. You need about 2 bags of candy wafers for every cake you crumble.
7. Once pops are dry, you can decorate with edible markers or use more chocolate as glue for big sprinkles or other decorations. I was planning on making them jack-o-lantern pops, but my black edible marker crapped out after the first one I did and the other colors didn't look right. So they're plain orange.
I don't know where everyone who reads this lives, but we had a freak snowstorm in New York on Saturday. It was treacherous out and we got 9" of snow where I live. Needless to say, I did not make it to my party, so I have 30 cake pops sitting around in my house.
This is the photo I took from my bedroom on Saturday afternoon of the tree bent so far that the branches were touching the ground, blocking me from even leaving my house. Thankfully, when some of the snow melted on Sunday, the branches rose back up to where they're supposed to be, although there were a lot of downed trees and power outages in my area.
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you liked the cake pops tutorial and my cat on a fence pumpkin!