Friday, October 17, 2008

Pumpkin Cake Pops

Inspired by Bakerella's creations, I set about to create a fall-themed cake pop: Pumpkin Cake Pops. What is a cake pop? Well, it's cake (sort of) on a stick.


Festive little treats, aren't they?

Here's the how-to:
Bake up a Pumpkin-Spice Cake (or a more simple boxed cake mix). Then destroy it by processing it into crumbs. Add a tub (or more) of store-bought frosting and mix it all together.

Roll the sticky mixture into little balls and then stick them in the freezer.


Prepare the lollipop sticks (you can find these online or at specialty baking shops). This part is, of course, optional but you can add ribbon to your sticks for added cuteness factor.

Melt some chocolate (I used chocolate wafers like these) as well as chocolate chips. Dab the end of your stick into a little bit of chocolate.

Gently place the stick into the center of a frozen ball.

Swoosh it around carefully but quickly in the chocolate, being careful to cover all sides.

Lift it up and admire the dripping chocolate, but don't admire it for too long because your chocolate will begin to harden.

Add some sprinkles or other decorations (this part is best to do over a paper plate). Be creative! Set your decorated Pumpkin Cake Pops onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and put them back into the freezer until serving.

It's definitely best to begin preparing the pops a day or two before serving... less stress, and they're perfectly fine hanging out in the freezer for 24 hours or so. These were gobbled up by the teachers at my son's school. Some said they were too cute to eat :) We thought they were pretty tasty too, with the darker chocolate ones being the preferred pop.

The recipe for these Pumpkin Cake Pops can be found HERE.

83 comments:

Girl Japan said...

What an awesome snap- beautiful contrast in the photo.. black/orange, I'd have to make mine from scratch- no Betty near by unless I go to costco Japan = (

It looks like SOOO much fun!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Those are jusy adorable! And great step-by-step! Cute, cute, cute!

Rhyleysgranny said...

How lovely these are. So cute for Hallowe'en. You have great patience

Sylvie said...

What a fantastic Halloween treat and I bet kids would really love helping to make these too.

Happy cook said...

Wow they are so beautiful.

Lori said...

So cute! What a great idea. I love all the different dipping and topping combos.

Stacey Snacks said...

You are good!!!!
These are lovely little treats for the kids.
I am impressed!
I am lame, I just give out candy at the door!
Stacey

Bunny said...

Great how to pics! Thanks for doing that! These are the cutest pops ever!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Too cute! I especially love the Hallowwen ribbon - great touch!

Sara said...

These are so cute, and really creative!

Shalum said...

Wow! You're so nice for sharing this. Great pics, keep it up!

Laurie said...

Lori these are so cute and you are such a clean baker! I make such a mess when I prepare things like this! :) I bet your kids are your biggest cheerleaders!!

HoneyB said...

These are absolutely adorable! I love them!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

OK those are amazing - So DAMN cute and creative -

cakewardrobe said...

What a wonderful project! It looks super time consuming and well worth it!!

Melanie said...

Oh my, aren't those the cutest? I love the addition of ribbon to the stick. They look so festive!

Leslie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They are adorable..you did a wonderful job!
Thanks for your comment on my TV spots! I very excited!

Maria said...

These would be so fun for a party! I haven't made cake pops yet, sad! I will have to try these! They are so festive and fun!

Helene said...

Everything is beautiful & looks so yummy

Jenny said...

Cute Cute Cute Lori! Would love these this weekend!

aurora said...

Those look gorgeous and delicious! I will have to try them. Do they melt or get squishy? How long can they sit out before eating? thanks!

Deborah said...

I think I'm the only one who hasn't made these yet. I love the Halloween decorations!!

Manggy said...

Very well done! I love the step-by-step :) The kids are sure to be very satisfied this Halloween!

Snooky doodle said...

these are adorable. And the instructions are really easy to follow.

RecipeGirl said...

Aurora,

Once the chocolate on the cake pops sets, it doesn't melt. The pumpkin mixture does get softer as it comes to room temperature but the chocolate holds the cake onto the stick. The softer it gets, the more precarious the cake becomes but it's still very good at room temp. For my recent event, I just kept them in the freezer until setting out, but they certainly were brought to room temp. pretty quickly and there weren't problems with them.

sally said...

What a great idea. They look FAB and sound delicious.

paoix said...

this makes me want to have a halloween party! sugar rush. :)

Amanda said...

Love how you decorated the sticks too! Very clever. :)

natalie said...

ohhh how cute! i keep seeing these cake pops everywhere but just haven't gotten around to making any! i love what you did with the sticks too!

Heather said...

so adorable!! i love all the pictures! they sound so tasty and so fun for a party!

Parker said...

This are so adorable...really nice for halloween. Great work. Your photos are fabulous.

noble pig said...

So cute, I love the one with the chocolate chips.

Sara said...

Love your cake pops! Esspecially your halloween kick to them!

Ivy said...

This is too cute to be true!
They look really yummy too.:)

Katrina said...

Amazing! And fun and cute and I'm sure yummy and festive and...well, you get the idea, you GOT the idea. Okay, Bakerella GOT the idea, you turned it into your own beautifully!

Lori Lynn said...

You are amazing Lori!

Nice drip!
...and I am laughing at "don't admire it for too long..."

Aggie said...

I LOVE this and think I'm going to try to get adventurous and make these for my son't Fall Festival at his preschool...we'll see. These are so adorable!

Prudy said...

Ok, those are too precious. I'd almost feel guilty eating one. Almost.

Kim said...

Cute and good looking. Oh, how I wish my girls were little again.

Kevin said...

Pumpkin cake pops sound good! Great job decorating them and their sticks!

Daziano said...

Perfect for kids!!! I like Halloween, it's a new thing for me!

alexandra's kitchen said...

Oh my gosh these are so cute. You are a little Martha Stewart Recipe Girl!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great photos! What fun cake pops for Halloween!

VeggieGirl said...

Bakerella's pops are definitely inspiring - your pumpkin variety is BRILLIANT!!! Love it :0)

Debbie said...

What a great Halloween treat. So cute!!!

Grace said...

well, these are phenomenal. it sounds like a time-consuming process, but the results are certainly worth it! and i love that you used pumpkin spice cake mix--perfect touch. :)

Rayrena said...

Wow, as if the cake pop wasn't cute enough, you even decorated the stick!

Alexa said...

These pops are so fun... very creative. I love the bright colors. Did you make them for your son's class?

Megan said...

Now I want to make some cake pops!
Yours are very festive!!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Omg that looks great! I made the same thing with a chocolate cake mix before.

That Girl said...

I'm definitely thinking of making these for work this year.

Patsyk said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing the how-to as well! I like pictures so that I can be certain that I'm doing it right!

Parker said...

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Dawn said...

Love the step by step. I need to make these, I feel like the only one that hasn't made them yet.
These are great for an office party, like an Xams pop of some sort. Hmmm

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Those are lovely!!!

I think I'll wear a mask and ring at your door! ihihih

Cookie baker Lynn said...

How cute is that?? What a fun idea for a Halloween party. How do you find the time to be so awesome?

Simply...Gluten-free said...

How freaking cute are these!?!

Lina said...

wow! those look great! I think I will make these for a potluck at work! adorable!

Angela said...

These are gorgeous! I have a Halloween party at work and will definitely make these. Thanks!

Proud Italian Cook said...

How cute is that!!! Great job Lori, and thanks for the step by step! I can't believe you just crumble it all up! :) How sweet are these???

Sweet Bird said...

These are très adorable

hot garlic said...

RG -these are SO cute I could DIE!! They look tasty and just adorable and I love your little touches like the ribbon. I am so boring, I would have done them all the same, but you really made them pop {uh, pun intended} by doing them all different!

Sylvia said...

Great step-by-step.Lovely and delicious little treat for the kids. They must love it

Half Baked said...

Those pops are adorable! Nice job:)

Mary Ann said...

So cute! These turned out perfect! I love how you did Halloween theme. I was going to do the cupcake pops, but I might just go with Halloween instead!

Ivy said...

What a lovely idea! They look so cute.

CookiePie said...

They're so cute and festive!!

Emiline said...

So cute! I've got to try making these.

Emily said...

How darling! I must be the last person in the world who has never made a cake pop! Yours get an A+!

Maryann said...

COOL!! ;)

Nina Timm said...

I love the effort and detail that goes into all your food. You are truly amazing!!!

Marysol said...

I think kids (of all ages) would love these. Perfect treat for Halloween!

Laura said...

These are darling. You have way more energy than me. :)

gingela5 said...

So cute! I love making these but mine never turn out as cute as they're supposed to!

Jerry said...

How cool is that! Perfect for a party!

Rosie said...

These pops are awesome a fantastic Halloween treat!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Wow. Did you buy all that stuff from ShopBakersNook.com?
That site has so many cool things on it. Thank you for finding that site for me.

Jo said...

These pops look absolutely gorgeous. What a creative idea and lovely pictures as well.

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

Those are adorable! I especially love the way you decorated the sticks! I'm going to give them a try!

Maris said...

What an awesome idea! If I had the time (and if I didn't live a condo where there is a grand total of one child in the entire building)I would SO make these and wrap them for trick or treaters!

Maybe they'd be a cute treat for coworkers on Halloween...

Heather said...

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creativecarryout said...

I love the idea - so easy but looks so professional. I'd love for you to do a Christmas version to show us. I'm thinking they'd be perfect for the Christmas party.
Thanks for a great idea.

Correen said...

Simply adorable! I'd love to use a couple of your photos on a page I am writing over at Squidoo...with a link back to your blog of course :)