Monday, 5 December 2011

My First Attempt at Cake Pops

Bakerella is the queen of cake pops.

This weekend was my first attempt to master the art.

My thought was to go simple.

Very simple.

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s (which is basically a festive Oreo cookie) + cream cheese + lollipop stick + chocolate bath + decorations = delightful treat.

What could go wrong?

I tossed the cookies into a food processor and pulsed until it made cookie dirt.

Scooped that into a Kitchen Aid bowl (because I wanted to see how many appliances I could use for one simple project) with a package of cream cheese and blended away.

Rolled a spoonful of dough into a ball and then repeated the process until the bowl was empty.

Put the tray in the fridge to chill.

During the refrigeration process, it dawned on me that I didn’t make very many balls.

So I went and counted.

Twenty-one balls.

Twenty-two, if you count the one I ate tested.

Hmmmm, I think this recipe is for 50 treats. Which means that my balls are way too big. And will probably fall off the stick. And if they manage to hang on they will look absurdly top-heavy.

Time to regroup.

Found small cupcake liners in the back of the pantry.

Melted a bag of chocolate chips in a double boiler. Tossed the balls in and stirred to get them completely covered in chocolate.

Rolled each one in a different topping (coconut, sprinkles, chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, mini chocolate chips). Then placed carefully into a liner.


In summation: I made cake pops that did not contain any cake and and are not on a stick which is the pop aspect of a cake pop.

Tomorrow I will try again.


  1. hahahahahahahahaha you always make me giggle! I would never have known that these delectable treats started as a "mistake".

  2. I think Lori might become the new queen of cake pops. YUM!