Wednesday, May 18, 2011

cake pops

Joey had a birthday.

So we made a cake.

And then they scooped it out of the pan into a bowl.


Then they crumbled it into crumbs.


Then Joey dumped in almost a whole can of frosting,


and mixed it up until it was nice and squishy.


Then we shaped it into balls,


but then flattened the balls on the top and bottom.


I then sliced some marshmallows into four slices and the kids cut little circles out of them using an icing tip.


Using some melted candy melts, the kids attached the marshmallow rounds to the tops of the cake balls.




Then we dipped the tips of lollipop sticks into the bit of melted candy and inserted them halfway into the pop.


While we waited for the pops to harden in the freezer, we melted a bag of candy melts in a double boiler,


then we dipped the cake pops into the melted candy and twirled and shaked to try to get the candy coating on evenly.

dipping cake pops
(Note: up until this step, this project is extremely kid-friendly. The dipping and twirling and shaking is not. I had never worked with candy melts and this was hard for me to do. The kids can dip the pops into the melted candy, but it is best for an adult to do the finishing.)

Can you tell what they are yet?


After the candy was nice and dry, it was time to give them faces.


pirate lego cake pop

Indiana Jones lego cake pop

mean guy lego cake pops

They're Lego heads!
classic lego head cake pop

Joey was happy with the results.

lego cake pops

All that was left to do was to light the candles,




and enjoy!


(These turned out nicely because I used the directions I found here. I used icing instead of decorator pens for the faces -- the pens would have been much easier.)


Kali said...

I think cake pops are the cutest things. I love the lego heads!

Dy said...

Legolicious! You do a grand job of including the kiddos in the kitchen. They're gonna be master chefs, artists and great parents due to their Mommy!

Boo & Koala said...

Awesome job Nan! Karley says, "wow cool, man Joes is growing fast-he's having another Birthday?!"
Super job Mommy!!

Katina said...

How cute! And so creative!!!

Kristen said...

Those are so amazing! I was reading through it, but it wasn't till I saw the faces that I got it. They are so cute! :-)

YUP YUP YUP YUP - '96 said...

HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

That is so awesome! What a cool "cake" for a little boy!