This past weekend we went to our friends' John and Leslie's. We don't get to see them as frequently as we would like so it was a real treat. I was lucky enough to spend part of the afternoon taking photos of their adorable six month old daughter in her Halloween costume. The other part of the afternoon Leslie and I attempted to make cake pops. I say attempted because it was not as easy as it looked. I brought over a prepared cake and some leftover maple buttercream. We put the cake in the food processor with some frosting to ensure it would combine nicely. I guess I was not paying attention to how much frosting I added because we ended up with a sloppy wet mess! We ended up having to bake another cake to compensate for all the frosting. The lesson here: pay attention when adding your frosting to your cake when making cake pops .
I am not going to post a recipe or directions in this post since I have made all sorts of cakeballs and pops and of course there is the master, Bakerella. We decided to go with monster eyes and pumpkins. I found the eye sprinkle at target in case you are looking. To create the texture on the monster eye pop, we dipped it as normal and then added the sprinkle. When it was dry I used my finger and "painted" on some more melted green chocolate. To make the faces on the pumpkins we melted some black colored candy melts, put them in a ziplock bag, cut the corner off the bag, and then drew the face.
Stay tuned this week for an Oreo Cheesecake recipe!