Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops that resemble the creation of a preschooler, said my husband.

31 Oct

Well poop.  My first attempt at making cake pops and DJ informed me that they looked like a preschooler made them.  How nice. 

I just bought a new cook book recently – Cake Pops by Bakerella.   I could drool over the super cute photos in this book all day (so could my 3-year-old, who is obsessed with the idea of making the reindeer cake pops for the holidays, although I’m not sure she’ll be able to wait until December…).

So here are my preschooler-esque cake pops.  Blah.  I’ll just pretend they are so ugly they’re cute. 😉

Cake pops are made by finely crumbling cake, mixing the crumbs with frosting and forming little cake balls.  The balls are chilled, lollipop sticks are inserted, and the balls are dipped into melted candy melts that harden to form an outer candy shell around the cake ball.  I used chocolate cake and chocolate icing inside the orange candy shell for these. YUM! 

In her book, Bakerella suggests drawing the jack-o-lantern face on the orange candy shell with a black food marker, and this is where I ran into problems (hence the “preschooler” comment from the hubby. Thanks, hon!). The pen just wouldn’t work on the candy surface.  I have no trouble with the pen writing on other surfaces (on hardened royal icing, for example).  It was almost as if the candy shell was too slick or oily for the ink to adhere.  Next time I’ll have to try something different. 

Despite the frustrating marker situation, I LOVED making the cake pops – so fun!  So yummy… and SO addictive.  Hard to stop at just one, that’s for sure!  Even if they are kinda ugly 😉


Happy Halloween!


2 Responses to “Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops that resemble the creation of a preschooler, said my husband.”


  1. Birthday cupcakes for a karaoke rock star « - November 10, 2010

    […] again, I tried using the food coloring marker on these (like I did with the candy melt on the jack-o-lantern cake pop), but just couldn’t get it to work consistently..  It did work on this one guitar pretty […]

  2. Turkeys and Treeeeeees!! « - December 13, 2010

    […] I neglected to post my Thanksgiving turkey cake pops – here they are!  Very time consuming (even though I used a cake mix – GASP!) but they turned out to be super cute.  I was really pleased with them! A big step up from those horrendous jack-o-lantern pops. […]

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