Well, hello there, friends!
Somehow this week at work has affected me in so many different kind of ways… It started out with stress and ended with massive (let’s talk MASSIVE!) stress. On friday I came home and went straight to bed at 4 PM. Slept in til 6 PM and at 8 PM we had two friends over. We made delicious homemade pizza and had some icecream for dessert. It made me feel better.
I still can’t get my mind off my work week and how it ended and… bleh!
So. When I received a pretty package Saturday morning I knew this weekend was made for baking! Want to know what I ordered?!
This cute little cupcake cakepop mold!!!!! I ordered it from amazon but it’s sold out. You may also order it from the MyLittleCupcake’s website. Or try this Cake Pops DIY Kit from bakerella who is the goddess of cakepops!
So… how does it work?!
At first you’ll have to bake a chocolate cake (or any kind of cake you prefer – I love chocolate so that’s the ultimate choice!) – here’s an easy chocolate cake recipe:
(I only used half of the recipe and I got about 30 cake pops!)
200 g margarine
200 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar
2 (or more!) teaspoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
250 g flour
1 package baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together and bake cake for about 60 minutes at 180 °C.
After the cake is baked and cooled, crumble it into a bowl. Add a package of cream cheese and stir. Let it cool for about 10 minutes. Now, form cake balls. It will look like this:
Now all you have to do is place the dough into the mold and…. tada!!! A cupcake!
This is a demonstration of this easy peasy process!
Ok now you put them on lollipop sticks. I didn’t have them at home so I used toothpicks. Worked well too!
Now you decide what your cupcake cake pop should look like. I melted some dark chocolate to decorate the bottom of my cupcake. I don’t like my candy stuff to be too sweet so I used a brush to apply a coat of chocolate.
Now I waited until the layer of dark chocolate was dry. I used a styrofoam wreath to stick the toothpicks in it so the cakepops won’t get dirty or such.
For the top coat I melted some white chocolate. Yummy, yummy! I used a spoon to apply the chocolate to the top!
I decorated the cupcakes with sprinkles and brown sugar as well as nuts.
They are so much fun to make! But be careful: they are gone really really fast!
Ok… so is it worth buying it?!
I have never tried making cake pops before. I always admired the ones I saw online but I didn’t think I could pull them off. In fact I regret nor trying this earlier. It is a very… hum,….. kind of „meditative“ work. I love baking and stuff but I love decorating even more and making cupcake cakepops is mostly about decorating. PLUS: these cakepops are SO cute they work well for kids‘ parties or birthday get togethers. So I say: It is definitely worth buying it! Like, totally! 🙂
Have fun creating tons of cupcake cakepops!