Cake Pops
Posted: 07 March 2009 11:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Is it possible to make cake pops from scratch instead of frosting from a can and cake from a box?

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Posted: 08 March 2009 01:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Are you talking about the little cupcakes on a lollypop stick?

If so, I make these in a mini muffin form; pipe (plain Ateco tip) a blob of frosting on top and freeze, then dip the whole thing in coating chocolate (because I am too lazy to temper but mostly because I am always in a hurry!!) - I use the Felchlin ultra gloss coating so I don’t know if others use the candy melt stuff in the craft store.  It’s probably the same thing, but I don’t know this for certain.

I bake from scratch, and I use Italian Meringue Buttercream as our house buttercream and this works.

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Posted: 08 March 2009 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Definitely! I’ve made it with a scratch cake and IMBC too. I used Wilton’s candy melts for the topping part, but didn’t like the taste - way too sweet.

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Posted: 08 March 2009 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Not exactly, although I am going to try the mini cupcakes on a stick.  My granddaughter wants to make these

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2009/02/here-kitty-kitty.html

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Posted: 08 March 2009 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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If you mix cake crumbs and buttercream, you can make what is called a “cake truffle” (it’s basically scraps - in a bakery nothing is wasted so some cuttings, etc can be used to make rum balls, which is basically just all the scraps - nothing that needs to be refrigerated like pastry cream - mixed together with a little rum syrup to moisten.  Roll them up, roll in jimmies, more crumbs, whatever is handy and will look good).  You can form the truffle into a round shape, you could probably even shape the ears out of it, but the little chocolate chip is perfect! then chill them, insert the stick, dip and away you go!

What an adorable idea!

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Posted: 08 March 2009 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you thank you thank you!

Bakerella has been invited by Pioneer Woman to visit the ranch and make cake pops.  It’ll be on her website.  I hope one day she invites Rose.  That would be some kind of fun baking!

http://www.pioneerwoman.com

I found the site on Rose’s list of blogs.

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Posted: 09 March 2009 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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First off, I love the Pioneer Woman, Bakerella, and Rose.  It would be so fun to be a fly on the wall in a room with those 3 taking cakes, blogs, cows, etc.

Anyway, I was going to suggest “cake truffles” like Jeanne did.  A fun way to use up leftover cake trimmings and buttercream.  You just crumble the cake and add buttercream until you get a mixture that’s easy to form into little balls.  You can eat them as is, or dip them in chocolate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, etc.  The kids love them.

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Posted: 09 March 2009 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yes, kids do love “cake truffles”. I make it whenever I bake a genoise and trim the top and bottom crusts. My kids absolutely love them.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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they’re also called cake balls if you wanna google.

martha stewart did some recently that looked like tiny cupcakes.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I did the cupcake pops from Bakerella’s blog (she has some of the cutest cakes!) with a scratch devil’s food cake and choc IMBC. Followed her steps of crumbling the cake then mixing the buttercream in. It worked though I had to work fast when coating the tops with the candy melts. Kids and adults all loved them.

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Posted: 12 March 2009 11:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Bakerella was the one on Martha Stewart making tiny cupcakes on a lollipop stick.

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