Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Tree Cake Pops


Cake Pops have certainly been one of 2010's trendy sweets! And why not! They are sweet, delicious, super easy to make and most of all fun to look at and make! Check out Bakerella's site for great ideas and different versions of cake pops.

As part of my 6 year old's school Christmas Market,  I made Christmas Tree Cake Pops. I made about 40 of them and I'm pretty sure they were gone in 60 seconds once the Market opened.

I think Tree Pops are the best cake pops to start with because you don't have to get a smooth coating of candy on the tree - the more bumpier it is the more it looks like a real tree!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cake mix
  • 1 tub of frosting
  • lots of sprinkles
  • 1 package of green candy melts
  • 40 lollipop sticks - 6 inch

What to do:
  1. Bake and cool a 9 x 13 cake mix - any flavour.
  2. Break up in food processor and pulse until only small crumbs remain.
  3. Pour into large bowl.
  4. Add one regular size container of cream cheese frosting (less sweet than other flavours).
  5. Using fork, wooden spoon etc, mix with crumbs until well combined.
  6. Using your hands (gloves are good option for this), mould into cone shapes approximately 2 inches tall and 1 or 1-1/2 inch wide at base.
  7. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  8. Melt a package of green candy melties as per package directions.
  9. Pour sprinkles into another small bowl.
  10. Using lollipop sticks, dip one end into candy and insert into base of cake pop.
  11. Dip cake into melted candy. I found it easier to use a small offset spatula to help evenly coat the trees.
  12. Quickly dip into sprinkles (candy dries quite qucikly and then sprinkles wont stick!).
  13. Place completed cake pop into styrofoam or florist base.
  14. Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. This is sooo beautiful.Thank you for sharing this easy recipe!

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  2. cake pops are really fun to make - especially with kids. Your trees look really cute.

    For me though - I just really don't "get" the texture. They sure are a big thing right now and Bakerella's site and book are awesome. As much as I like making them, I must be weird as I really don't like eating them !

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  3. Just found your blog, looks wonderful! Wanted to follow along via twitter but your link just sends users to the main twitter page :(

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