Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Cake Pops

I have unintentionally become the cake pop lady at our family gatherings. I didn't plan on making any for Thanksgiving, and to be perfectly honest, they weren't even a thought in my mind. I've only made them three times before but I guess they're a big hit now. They're pretty easy to make after the first few times so when I got the ever-so-subtle request from my cousin, I just couldn't resist.

His request:

"I wouldn't be mad if you brought some of those cake on a stick things for Thanksgiving."

Who could say no to that!

I went really simple with the inside this time by using a box of chocolate cake mix and a can of pre-made chocolate frosting. I know, I know...I'm usually all about homemade, but sometimes you just don't have the time or resources. I stocked up on some cake mix and frosting when it was on sale at the store so I had everything I needed with minimal effort. Not too shabby if you ask me! As for the decorations, I just used fall colored candy coating. I dipped the whole pop in various colors and used a zip-top baggie with a tiny hole cut off one corner as a piping bag to drizzle a contrasting color. I'm happy with how they turned out and even happier with how they tasted.

For my killer buttercream frosting recipe and directions on how to create the cake pops, please visit my 4th of July Cake Pops page.

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