Friday, February 26, 2010

Sweet!

I threw a baby shower for my friend, Brittany, last Saturday and I had a lot of fun making goodies! I made Cake Pops and they turned out great! I got the recipe from Bakerella and it was so easy and fun to do!!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.
Oh and Almond bark is the best chocolate to use! I bought the colored melting chocolate @ a craft store and it was really hard to work with. I would recommend just buying white almond chocolate and coloring it if you want color!

(For 'Cake Pops' put the stick in and freeze for a few hours before dipping in chocolate! Be careful when dipping because the cake falls off the stick easily!)


I also made these creme filled butter chocolate cupcakes! They were so tasty! I wasn't sure what to add on top until I read Erin's post and decided a chocolate star would make it PERFECT!! Thanks Erin ;)

I'm going to plan a girls night next Friday or Saturday night because Christian will be out of town and I think I will make the cake pops. If you want to try them then you oughta come hang out ;)

14 comments:

Jessica said...

Fun! That makes me even more bummed that I didn't make it on Saturday (I had committed to too many things in one morning). Those look delicious!! Did you make those stars?

Brittany said...

It was an awesome Party! You did an amazing job! You are such a great friend!! Thank you.

Jessica said...

Great job Nichole! Those look so professional, hard to believe those were made at home... although I do believe you... I guess. :)j/k

Jenn said...

They look delicious! What kind of party do you want to throw me?=)

Chelsie said...

Those look so good!! Your so creative!

~Lesia and Clay~ said...

those cake pops are way cute too bad I am on a diet:(

Anderson Family said...

So cute! just like EVERYTHING else you do. It is really hard not to hate you and your talented ways. ;)

Erin said...

Those turned out so cute!!! I love how easy the chocolate shapes are. I'm thinking of doing green chocolate shamrocks for Maggies B-day...since she was born on St. Patties day.

Hendricksonblog said...

Very cute and creative. Its lucky that you got those genes because some of us didnt get any. Im glad your out of your blogging rut

Nicole Marsh said...

So cute!!

Erin said...

You're always up to something creative. Those turned out so cute! You and my mom still need to get in touch. We are thinking like the second week in April?

The Steeds said...

Looks great! They turned out wonderfully.

Andrea said...

Those are really cute! You did a great job.

Erin said...

I love cupcakes and yours are making my mouth water. I have a really fun EASY cupcake recipe book you should check out.