Anyone who knows me knows that I go to Starbucks almost every day. And most of those days I have one or both of the girls. For some unknown reason I introduced Aria to the cake pops and she is now obsessed.
I have no shame in admitting it’s totally our bargaining chip most days! So, I thought it would be fun to make them at home with her and let her decorate them. Besides just doing the activity and letting her eat them, I also try and do as many baking/cooking project with her as possible.
I’ve always been a pretty good cook and baker and I want my girls to feel like they know their way around a kitchen. I just feel like it’s so important and more times than not I hear people my age talking about how they can’t cook…I mean not even able to follow a recipe and it turn out well. I just don’t get that, and I don’t want that to be one of my girls!
Anyway, back to the cake pops. They are actually really easy to make. I mean you just make a cake from the box as directed, let it cool then crumble it and stir with icing just until they’re moist enough to form into a ball (I never measure anything but I used about 1/2 jar of icing to 3/4 of a 13×9 inch cake) THAT’S IT.
They aren’t easy to make look perfect, but they still taste great. A few tips/tricks I’ve learned are 1) chill the mixture before forming into balls 2) freeze the balls for at least a few hours-overnight and 3) dip the stick into the chocolate prior to putting into the cake ball and freeze again for another 30 minutes before starting to dip into the chocolate.
I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day tomorrow!
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