I had left over cake...so I made more cakepops! These would be really simple for a baby boy or girl baby shower party, or any party at that...=)
I used baby blue and pink Martha Stewart cupcake liners, and used colorful nonpareils for decoration. They turned out amazing, and tastes really chocolate-y good!
Nutty & Chocolate-y Cakepops
Makes 30 cakepops
1 box cake mix + ingredients (use only 1/2 the finished cake)
4 oz cream cheese (half of a brick)
1/4 cup crushed cashews
1 bag light choco candy melts
30 candy sticks
nonpareils or sprinkles
1. Make the cake.
2. Crumble half of the finished cake.
3. Mix in melted cream cheese. Add crushed cashew nuts. Mix a little bit of chocolate syrup until you have a dough-like consistency
4. Form dough into 1-inch sized balls like so...
6. Melt the candy melts in the microwave (30 sec at a time, mix in between) and wait until it cools a bit before use.
7. Remove cake balls from refrigerator and dip stick into the melted chocolate and into the cake ball like this...
8. Refrigerate again.
9. Dip each cakepop into melted chocolate and place each in cupcakeliners.
10. Decorate with nonpareils or sprinkles before chocolate hardens.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It's been awhile since my last "baked goods" post. So here it is... mint green colored cakepops! I was inspired to make cakepops for someone at work whose going on maternity leave,
she's having a boy!
I'm so excited for her, and I'm super excited to share these yummy cakepops with her =) They are sweet, so I hope she doesn't have sugar problems with her pregnancy...but anyway...it's the thought that counts, right? hahaha...here's a closer look...
I was on a time pinch, so I did use box recipe for these guys...but still just as good, trust.
Here's what I used to make about 20 cakepops:
1 bag chocolate cake mix + ingredients (I used 1/2 the finished cake to make 20)
4 oz cream cheese (that's about 1/2 of the brick cream cheese)
1 bag of vanilla candy melts (i added a mint green food color by Wilton's)
a bit of vegetable oil (to thin the candy melts a bit)
Colorful nonpareils (sprinkles will do as well)
20 candy sticks
crash course instructions:
Bake the cake. Let cool and add softened cream cheese. Mix until it gives you a dough consistency. Mold into balls. Regrigerate for about 10 minutes. Dip sticks into melted candy melts (of your color choice), and stick into cake balls. Refrigerate again for about 10 minutes. Dip each cakepop into the melted candy melts. Add nonpareils while the candy melt is still soft. Refrigerate again until serving.
Note: for this tutorial, I did NOT use frosting, because I know the candy melts are already very sweet. The cream cheese tames the sweetness down, and still compliments the overall taste of the chocolate cake.
Here's my other tutorials from older posts with more details on how I've made other cakepops:
Over the past couple of years, I have enjoyed baking, and decorating cakepops, sometimes, I do get lazy and settle for cake, but the extra steps to make cakepops are so worth it!
Enjoy & Stay Creative!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
As usual, I was browsing through my favorite blogs, and I stumbled upon this awesome DIY project from Elise Blaha's blog. about plant hangers! I seriously immediately started the project as soon as i saw it and only took me about 5-10 minutes.
This was the lucky plant i chose to use =)
And here's how the little guy looks hung >>This diy is super easy. I did put my own little twist to it, literally... I used a thin natural type of string that I already had on hand. It adds a real natural and earthy feel to the plant all together. And since we have burlap-type curtains, it coordinates well with the over all look. I chose to hang the plant near a window because that's really the best place for this type of plant, plus isn't it just super cute?!
Have fun with this one =)