Sunday, 8 April 2012

Spring Cake Pops



I hope everyone is having a good Easter weekend! A quick post from me today - no baking involved. Just cake and buttercream and sprinkles on a stick otherwise known as cake pops. I had quite a bit of cake leftover from making my easter eggs with a twist. The cakes overflowed over the egg shells and I kept the cake crumbs with the intention of just eating them but then I thought why not make some cake pops? I thought about making cute easter chicks/bunnies or easter eggs but in the end decided to just use some sprinkles as it was much easier and less time consuming! 

I'm sending this to Frugal Food Fridays run by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and hosted by Utterly Scrummy this month. Cake pops are a great way to use up leftover/stale cake and is a fun project to do with the kids. You can make it as fancy or simple as you like. Here I've used leftover cake, candy melts and sprinkles (I had an odd assortment of sprinkles which had just a small amount in each box).


I'm also sending this to Bunny hop, an Easter link party hosted by Mrs Fox's Sweets 



 cake crumbs, candy melts, buttercream

 shape cake pops, then chill in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes or until firm

 dip the cake balls in candy melts and pour sprinkles over them before the candy melt sets. Allow to dry completely. 







27 comments:

  1. Yummy cake pops!! Hope you had a fab Easter x We have matching sprinkles oyu and I (LOL)

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    1. Thanks my matching sprinkle friend :) Hope you had a good Easter - I've overindulged in chocolate :)

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  2. Love them!

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  3. Good thinking Batman! My wee Cooper would love these and he would have been enthralled by the cake in an egg too :)

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    1. Thanks, it was a spur of the moment idea hence the unprofessional look!

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  4. Perfect way to use up those extra colourful crumbs! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks! I hate wastage so this was a good way to use them up :)

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  5. To be honest, cake pops scare me. But these are really pretty. I'm torn!

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    1. They're really easy to make and these are very sloppy! Do give them a go - they're fun to make and really cute :)

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  6. Look so pretty with the cute sprinkles on top and I bet they tasted good too :)

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    1. Thanks - they were quite tasty indeed :)

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  7. festive,,,,bet the kids love 'em!

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    1. definitely very popular with the kids!

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  8. Lovely cake pops...a great way to use up left over crumb! I'm going on a cake pop course in May which I won...so looking forward to it! :-)

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    1. Congratulations on winning a cake pop class - which one is it? I'm thinking of going to another one as I'm terrible at making them look nice!

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    2. Thanks...it was a Cakes 4 Fun one. They have/had a quarterly cake design competition and the winner gets a free course of their choice. I've seen courses at quite a few places! Your cake pops look great already though! :-)

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  9. these are so so so so SOOO cool. I def wanna have a go at making some- but i am back on the old atkins, so it will be such a tease if i make these and can't eat them!!

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    1. Thanks! If you can resist, you can make them for others (I can't as I have no will power!)

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  10. I love cake pops! My favorite are red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I can go crazy with them!

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    1. I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting but have not made them into cake pops yet. Will have to give it a go sometime.

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  11. Hi Baking Addict, your cake pop look cute and tempting.

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    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thank you so much for the award and for dropping by. Have a great week too :)

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  12. These cakepops looks so cute :D I still haven't had the chance to make cake pops hehe ~ Happy Easter to you too~ hope it was filled with chocolate and baking hehe!

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    1. Thanks Daisy! They're not my best attempt but I was lazy and in a hurry. You should try them sometime, worth the effort!

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