Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day and a Cake Pop Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! CP-12
For Christmas, I bought Courtney a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker and it looked like such fun, I knew I had to have one too.  So, I thought I would share with you the steps that it takes to make these adorable little treats.

First of all, I mixed a box Strawberry Cake Mix Strawberry Cake batter from scratch and filled a squeeze bottle with the cake batter.  The Cake Pop Maker is non-stick, so there is no need to treat the pan a head of time. Preheat the pan.  Once the green light comes one, fill each hole almost to the top, but not quite.  The instructions say to fill with about 1 TBS.  Close the lid (careful, it WILL BE HOT) and bake 4 to 5 minutes.P1040126
Open the lid and using the provided fork, remove the Cake Pops.
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Melt some Wilton Candy Melts in a deep microwavable safe dish.  I use a Pyrex Measuring cup.  You will want the dish deep enough to dip your Cake Pops in to, but not too wide.  After dipping a lollipop stick into the melted candy, poke it into a Cake Pop. Repeat  this to with of the Cake Pops and place them into the freezer for about 15 minutes or so, to allow the candy to harden.
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After removing the Cake Pops from the freezer, dip each one into the melted candy. Now comes the hard part…
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at least for me. Winking smile You will need to tap the Cake Pop onto the side of the dish to allow the melted candy to drip off.  Remember, patience is a virtue and also…tap gently. If you get a little to crazy with your tapping, the Cake Pop will break off and fall into your melted candy. Ask me how I know.
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Now, sprinkle away!
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Set each one aside in the provided Cake Pop stand and allow about  minutes for the candy to harden. 
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I picked up a few glass mugs from the Dollar Tree, filled them with M&Ms and TADA!
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I saw Pretzel Hugged M&M’s on Pinterest last week, so I made some of those too.  Simply place the Pretzels on a baking sheet and place an unwrapped Hershey Hugs onto each one.  Bake at 200 degrees for about 5 minutes.  Long enough to melt the Hugs.  Take out of the oven a pop one M&M onto each one. Place into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the candy to harden. They are yummy!
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Thanks so much for visiting today and Happy Valentine’s Day!

12 comments:

  1. So, my package is in the mail, right? No worries about the icing melting here, I'd like both the pops and pretzels, please. I'm off to find some candy to eat, your post made me hungry.

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  2. ADORABLE!!! I soooooo want one of these cake pop makers!!

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  3. All of it looks delicious!!! Yum!! : )

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  4. I've been wanting one of those for awhile. Now you've put me over the edge... Lol
    Very cute and love the pretzel idea too!
    You can send mine later if you run out!

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  5. Oh what a delicious post! These all look so yummy, don't know that I'd have the patience, but I bet the kids (and the big kid too) would really enjoy them. Thanks for the share and big hugs to you...Barb <><

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  6. I have been wanting one of these little machines! Yours turned out yummy looking and I'm with C2 I'll start stalking my mailman in a few days for mine hee hee! Hugs, Leanne

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  7. How cute are these!!!! They look sooo yummy too! The pretzels sound easy and yummy!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

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  8. Hi Sheri, I bought one of those for my daughter-in-law and soon to be DIL for Christmas. They love them. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  9. OMG! You are soooo bad!!! I just placed my order and will have the pop maker in the next couple of days! This is PERFECT for treats for our Copic crop on Friday night. Thanks for the awesome info, chicklette!!! Your's looks AMAZING! I sure hope mine turn out even half as gorgeous!
    love and hugs, Sharon

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial, I was thinking of buying the cake pop maker and your tips are wonderful Glad to be on 7Kids DT with you. Hugs, Frances.

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  11. Hi, Sheri, Thanks for the tutorial. hugs, Frances.

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