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Ahhh so you may remember me mentioning that some very close friends of ours had gotten engaged. Well I was completely honored when the bride named me as one of her bridesmaids. Of course I had to throw her a shower!! You will see many posts coming up detailing the decor, food, games, and even gift ideas! As you can tell I’m very excited about this series.

To start off the ultimate!! Cake pops!

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Cake Pops

1 box of white cake mix
1 jar of cream cheese frosting
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tablespoon shorting (Crisco)
1 bag of bright white melting chocolate
1 bag of bright pink melting chocolate
2 cans of Wilton’s gold food spray
1 small jar of edible gold glitter

1 tube of gold dust

1. Bake the cake mix as normal. let cool until touchable. then crumble into a giant mixing bowl.

2. Add the tub of frosting and mix until it has the consistency of cookie batter.

3. Place wax paper on trays. and start to roll the cake/frosting mixture into balls about an 1 in. in diameter. Place on trays and freeze for at least 2 hours. More is fine, I actually left mine in there for a few days.

4. Melt chocolate melts in a double boiler, to get that soft pink color I used one bag of bright white to one bag of bright pink. you’ll have just a bit leftover but, I’m sure you can think of ways to eat it…

5. Add just a bit of shorting to help keep the chocolate malleable. once the chocolate has melted let it cool just a bit, then pour into a tall glass. this will make it much easier to cover the entire pop.

6. Take out the cake balls and your sticks. Poke a hole with the stick into the cake ball,  then dip the end of the stick into the chocolate. Poke the end covered with chocolate back into the hole you just made in cake ball. Let this chocolate set before you dip the entire ball.

7. Once the chocolate is set, then dip the pop into the chocolate. cover completely, gently tap against side of glass , then set upright in either a stand or a block of Styrofoam. repeat this process until all pops are covered. I found it easier to keep the cake pops on the stick if you have 2 trays of balls and alternate dipping to keep them frozen. This prevented the cake balls from falling off the sticks, while dipping.

At this point you could leave the cake pops as they are. But if you notice I had to decorate them a little more!

First, I sprayed them with the gold food spray. WARNING!!! This part will turn your hand gold! About a foot away from the top of the cake pop. this gave the best effect without making the gold drip down the sides.

Next I sprinkled the large gold glitter on top.

Earlier I had made the chocolate cameos with just the white Wilton’s chocolate. to decorate those I painted the gold spray on, and after it dried, I dusted them with the gold dust.

After both these steps are done, you simply dap a tiny bit of luke warm chocolate into the back of the cameo and use that as glue to stick them onto the cake pop.

 

All that’s left to do now enjoy!

Side note: there was not a single cake pop left at the shower!

 

See ya’ll later!

 

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