Wedding Cake Pops

I haven’t posted since September. You may be thinking that’s not…out of the ordinary for THIS blogger! But it is a little bit. My blog underwent reconstruction! In case you didn’t already notice. So I shut it down…longer than even the government was shut down!! (Yeah, I have to make up for lost time with my jokes.) But thanks to Natalie as usual/of course/forever, my blog looks so beautiful and I love it! Anyhow, also since September, Natalie and her husband visited us for a week so Natalie could do all the things she needed to do for The Famine Game (she worked behind the scenes and on-the-scene). We made different flavored chocolates for one puzzle — I think we ended up making about 1500(!!!) Whew. I forgot to take pictures of all of that, but the smells will stick in my mind forever. After that, there were baby showers, housewarmings, a visit to Charlottesville to go apple-picking and wine tasting on Carter Mountain (which I had managed never to do during my four years of study there — at UVA, not Carter Mountain), a wedding, a trip to Europe, four Thanksgivings, the holidays, and so much more. I also entered my “late twenties”. But enough about that…

Two good friends of mine (we met in high school) got married in late October right before I left for Europe. Luckily, they planned their big wedding party for a few weeks later, so I was able to attend and make a fun dessert for it. Cake pops, I thought! For my friends on this special occasion, I could endure the tediousness of making them!

I chose funfetti because that’s the husband’s favorite type of cake. And I used a mix because that’s my favorite type of cake (not really).

The funfetti cake from pan to bowl.

The baked and cooled funfetti cake from pan to bowl. DESTROY IT.

 

Mixed in some canned cream cheese frosting (I'm guessing -- my memory's not that great) and voila, cake balls!

Mixed in some canned cream cheese frosting (I’m guessing — my memory’s not that great) and voila, cake balls! Check out that trippy reflection off the bowl of my mixer!

First dipped the sticks into some candy melts. I finally tried that step because a lot of people recommend doing so to secure the cake ball on the stick.

First dipped the sticks into some candy melts. I finally tried that step because a lot of people recommend doing so to secure the cake ball on the stick. They look like streetlamps!

My impromptu cake pop stand to stick pops while they dried. It was an OKAY solution, but because it was free, it gets bumped up to GREAT solution.

My impromptu cake pop stand to stick pops while they dried. It was an OKAY solution, but because it was free, it gets bumped up to GREAT solution.

 

I individually wrapped the pops and tied them with ribbon that MATCHED, and stuck on tags to fancify them. I found some templates online and did these in Microsoft Word. I also did not have access to a color printer, so...THIS WAS THE BEST I COULD DO.

I individually wrapped the pops and tied them with ribbon that MATCHED, and stuck on tags to fancify them. I found some templates online and did these in Microsoft Word (note the great clip art). I also did not have access to a color printer, so…THIS WAS THE BEST I COULD DO I’M SORRY. All in all, it took awhile, and Alex was still slipping on tags on the drive there for me. :)

I definitely got a lot better at the process, but it was still slow because I would dip about 5 at a time. But all’s well that ends well. I think they were a nice welcome surprise and were enjoyed by many. Hooray! Happy marriage!

4 Comments

  • Greg says:

    My heart and stomach are both glad to know that it was just your blogging – not your baking – that was shut down for that long. Welcome back morjokesplz!

  • The idea to dip the stick into the chocolate first to help them stick better was a great one! To let mine dry, I used an egg carton (but that was for push-pops, not cake pops), but I’ve also seen people use a bowl or jar with rice in it!

    These look so great. I’ve made cake pops once or twice and they’re such a bitch to make. The hardest part is dipping them!

    • jendoo says:

      Thanks! I always like to look for tips on how to smooth out baking processes, so since so many people dip the stick first, I thought I’d better finally try it. You have great DIY pop stand ideas – I’ll have to remember those.

      And yes…I hate the dipping… >_<

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