Wednesday, May 12, 2010

cakepops!

Today I made these Cake Pops! They're so cute I can hardly stand it!
Have you heard of Bakerella?  No?  Ok, take 2 minutes to check out her website then I'll meet you right back here after that!
I know!  I fell in love with her goodies too!  There's just one problem.  I have as much patience or lack thereof as a 3 year old at a doctor's appointment! I enjoy baking but I tend to stick with the quick and fool-proof recipes.
That's why I decided to use Bakerella's cake pops as Inspiration!
So, what would you say if I told you that you don't have to turn your stove on, or crack an egg or even plug in your mixer to make these cake pops?
I must admit that Bakerella's recipe that involves pulsing a baked cake and mixing it with icing isn't really that labour intensive, however my method is for those who have little to no time in their day but still enjoy a sweet treat now and then.
So, here is how I adapted her recipe to make it super simple!  
If you live in Canada you know what these are!
If not they are called Timbits aka donut holes.  If you live in the U.S.A., I think coffee shops like Duncan Donuts have something similar.  So basically, I bought 10 plain Timbits {I didn't use the chocolate kind because they have a sugar glaze on them and I thought it might be too much}
Then I bought some pink chocolate melts from the bulk food store.  As well as some sprinkles and candy sticks.  
 Instructions:
1. Place stick in the Timbit {tip I put them in the freezer for a few mins while I melted the chocolate.  This will make them more firm and the chocolate will harden faster}
2. Melt chocolate in glass bowl (stir every 30 seconds) until smooth and runny
3. Dip Timbit in chocolate and twirl to remove excess chocolate.  If you have craft foam to stick them in great!  I forgot to get some so I used some kids playdoh in the containers to stick them in.  They just need to stand upright while drying.  Cover with sprinkles before the chocolate is completely dry.  Decorate as you wish.  I used some left over tulle and a little bow! 

Since I was already in the kitchen I thought I would make use of my time so I went on to make these adorable mini cupcakes. 


Doesn't this picture just remind you of Alice in Wonderland! 
Sapphire has gotten so much use out of this tiny tea set! 

Again, no need to turn on your oven for these adorable little treats! 


I used store bought mini muffins!  You know the kind that come in the plastic container?  I melted some light chocolate (again stir every 30 sec) in the microwave.  Then I poured a small amount into the bottom part of the plastic muffin container that you just bought. 

You could also buy a candy mold like this but I saved $3 because I used the plastic container that the muffins came in.
You may have to play around a bit to get the correct amount.  Then place your muffin in the chocolate base so that it covers the bottom and all the way up to the rim of the muffin top. 
Place in the fridge to harden
Melt your pink chocolate in the microwave
Dip top of muffin in pink chocolate then decorate with candy sprinkles and a red M&M. 
Cute as a button!

   Cheers!

10 comments:

C said...

Oh my gosh!! I am soooooo borrowing your Timbits idea!!! So, so, soooo cute!!

Crystal said...

Thanks, this idea could be adapted for anything really! I was thinking dipping the timbits in red chocolate and a little green stem to make them look like a apple! Cute teacher's gift!
Any other suggestions? If you come up with some other ways to decorate the timbits let me know!
I love your blog "C". Faithful follower!

C said...

I added you to my blogroll. I love your blog. So happy we found each other. I can't remember where we "met" though. Must be from one of the many online Canadian Mom blog communities?

I have to tell you, I am making these cake pops for the next kid event! Oh, and I LOVE Bakerella!! Saw the cake pop episode on TV. I think it was on the Martha Stewart show. I have to admit that I like your idea better! I love baking, but using Timbits is pure GENIUS!!!!

I'll be back often to check out your posts! XO

Crystal said...

Next week my children are having their annual Fun Fair fundraiser event. They usually have a cake walk. It's the same idea as musical chairs. When the music stops if your in the right spot you get to pick from the many donated cakes. You buy tickets to enter the cake walk so it makes the school money. Very popular event. I can't decide if I should do the cake pops or the cupcakes! I guess it depends on my mood that day!

Anonymous said...

love bakerella...but have never tried to make anything, because i know i would be disappointed...but now, w/ the donut hole idea...i might just try them! thanks!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a creative adaptation. I love Bakerella and what you've done with her idea is so cute.

mommyof4 said...

That is so cool! I love that idea and they look beautiful! Thanks for adding it to the link! Have a great day! :)

Daphne said...

I'm so glad I saw this!! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to make Bakerella's cake pops and they never come out right for me!! LOL I think I'm going to have to give this a try.....brilliant!

Stacey said...

Uh, YUM. And I love how lazy they are!!! Thanks for the link.

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Kataroo said...

EEEEEEE I have been wanting to make these and your idea is GENIUS!!! TIMBITS!!!!