Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's a Party in the North Bay



Happy Valentine’s Day! I am hoping to make (and post) this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Easy Chocolate Mousse, selected by Spike of Spike Bakes at some point today. I have been busy with other Valentine’s treats, such as these cake pops. A lot of Josh’s friends have cute little offspring and one of them is having a birthday party today. I made cake pops for her brother’s birthday last summer, so it would only be fair if I brought something special this time.



If you’ve never made cake pops before, they consist of a cake mushed with frosting balled up and dipped in candy melts or chocolate (I made some unpictured chocolate ones this time and they’re awesome). You can find out all you’ll ever need to know about making them on Bakerella. Since it is Valentine’s Day, I made them with Red Velvet Cake. I was going to use the Sweet Melissa recipe from last week, but one of my fellow bakers did a red velvet comparison and the recipe from Southern Cakes came out on top, so I tried that one. You can find the recipe here on Lulu the Baker. And I agree, it’s excellent cake.



Josh rated the chocolate-coated ones an 8.5 and the candy-coated ones an 8 for Deliciousness. I gave them a 4.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 1.88 or 1.77.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Cutest cake pops ever!! I make cake balls, but I use flavored coffee creamer instead of frosting. Yours look so pretty!

Megan said...

Wow! I made Oreo truffles this morning - and used the exact same sprinkles.

I don't care for the candy coated cake pops, I really should try the chocolate covered version instead.

On second thought, maybe I'd better not!

jillbert said...

Cute! The pink color is perfect. Someday I'll make cake balls or cake pops.

JoAnn Freda said...

I love the vibrant pink pop with sprinkles, it's irresistibly cute. I just want to chomp into it.

lakegirl said...

What cute cake pops! So perfect for Valentine's Day!! Such a nice change from cupcakes!!

Ras Yeti said...

Wow. Those look awesome. I wish we coulda made it to the party extra more now!

Tracey said...

Those are super cute Margot! I love the colors and the sprinkles - gorgeous. I've never made cake pops, but they're on my list...someday. I bet the recipient was thrilled about these :)

Lauryn said...

Yaaay cakepops! My fave!! Yours look great! I'm sure everyone at the party loved them!

Leslie said...

Cute offspring? You made me laugh. I refer to them as offspring too, probably because I don't have kids.

Your cake pops are adorable! And I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting for your cookie post. I'm tickled that we made the same ones (mostly).

Jacque said...

Seriously. Cute.

...and so pink! Love em.