Earlier this summer, my mother-in-law surprised my husband and I with cake pops for our anniversary. They were so good and immediately inspired me to create some of my own. The only problem was I was working really hard to start a new routine of exercising and eating right, so I decided to postpone my cake pop craving until Thanksgiving, where I could also bring them over to dinner with the family.
And, what are the odds, but BookPeople scheduled Angie Dudley, Bakerella herself, to come to the store on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7PM! Now I could document my dessert-making and try out a recipe from the queen of Cake Pops.
I used Angie’s recipe for Red Velvet Cake Pops. And, guys, let me tell you just how easy it is to make the cake balls that will be used:
Bake a cake.
I know, totally simple! Although, I would suggest making your cake balls smaller that these – they ended up being a little large when it was time to get them chocolate coated.
I let my finished cake balls hang out in the fridge overnight, then did the chocolate covering the next morning. I watched Angie’s tutorial video on how to dip the cake pops, and I’m glad I did. Lots of great tips for the coating process. I used semi-sweet baking chocolate to coat, and then decorated with a few sprinkles.
I would make sure to keep your chocolate nice and melty as you do this, because as it starts to firm up it gets much harder to dip and coat your cake pop.
I let the pops dry for a couple hours (in fact, the fam went out to the Turkey Trot to make room for our Thanksgiving meal!), then we headed out for Thanksgiving. After we watched some football (Go Packers!) and ate a ton of turkey and mashed potatoes, we got out the desserts. The family was pretty excited to try out something new to go along with the traditional pumpkin pie, and the cake pops did not disappoint. Rich and decadent, you only need to eat one (although you really want to eat two).
Overall, I’m pretty proud of my first cake pop attempt, and I’m exited to learn more tips from Angie when she’s at BookPeople on Thurs, Dec 1!