Creepy Cake Pops


So, when I was thinking about what kind of cake I wanted to bake for these pops, I immediately thought of Funfetti. Since I was bringing these to a kid’s Halloween party, I thought It would have been cute to have the colorful sprinkles inside the pops. Of course, I couldn’t find it 🙁 However! I did find Halloween colored sprinkles! I decided to just bake a regular white cake and add the sprinkles myself. The kids seemed to like them, as well as the adults! 🙂

  • 1 box white cake mix plus the ingredients needed to bake it
  • 28 cake pop sticks
  • 5 tablespoons sprinkles of your choice plus more for garnishing
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting
  • 1 large bag white chocolate chips
  • 5 tablespoons of shortening
  • red and yellow food coloring

To start, combine ingredients on back of cake mix and add 5 tablespoons of sprinkles and stir.

Bake cake according to instructions and let it cool completely.

Once cake has cooled, use you hands to crumble it up into a large bowl.

Perfect if there is a little kid around! 🙂

Add three tablespoons of frosting and use your hands to coat the cake with it. If it seems too dry, just add a little more frosting.

Time to start rolling!

Roll into balls and place on a tray. Let the cake balls set in the refrigerator for two hours.

Once the cake balls have set, it’s time to insert the sticks! Place them in the center and make sure they are secure.

For some peace of mind – you can dip the end of the cake pop stick in some melted chocolate before inserting into the cake ball. It will kind of act as a “glue,” and the stick will be more secure. I didn’t do that with these cake pops but it is something I will definitely consider next time.

When I melted the chocolate I only did a cup at a time so that I did not burn it

I took one cup of white chocolate chips and placed them in a bowl along with 1 tablespoon of shortening. I placed the bowl in the microwave and microwaved the chocolate in 30 second intervals and stirring in between.

Once the chocolate is melted, place on cake ball in the chocolate. Coat top with a spoon. Gently lift the cake ball out of the chocolate and allow the excess to drip off.

It took me three cups of chocolate (with 1 tablespoon of shortening per cup) to cover 28 cake balls.

Place the cake ball on parchment paper or foil.

At this point, you can either add sprinkles on the cake pops after every five or so to ensure the sprinkles stick OR you can melt another cup of white chocolate and add the food coloring color of your choice to drizzle over top!

I added yellow and orange food coloring until I got the orange color I wanted.

Time to drizzle!

I took a spoon to the now orange chocolate, and literally drizzled the chocolate in quick, short motions over the cake pops. I made a complete mess!!! So worth it though…

I immediately added sprinkles to the chocolate before it set.

Refrigerate cake pops until chocolate has set. Leave them in there until ready to serve.

My cousin Abbey and my friend Michelle enjoyed them along with their children 🙂Mangia!

Creepy Cake Pops
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box white cake mix plus the ingredients needed to bake it
  2. 28 cake pop sticks
  3. 5 tablespoons sprinkles of your choice plus more for garnishing
  4. 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting
  5. 1 large bag white chocolate chips
  6. 5 tablespoons of Crisco
  7. red and yellow food coloring or color of your choice
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix ingredients together in a bowl and add 5 tablespoons of sprinkles.
  2. Bake according to directions on box.
  3. Once cake is baked and completely cooled, crumble the cake up with your hands and transfer it to a large bowl.
  4. Add three tablespoons of vanilla frosting to cake crumbles and mix with your hands.
  5. If it seems too dry, add a little more frosting.
  6. Form cake into balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Refrigerate for at least two hours or until firm and set.
  8. Place cake pop sticks in each cake ball. To ensure that the sticks do not move, you can dip the end in melted chocolate before inserting into cake ball.
  9. Place one cup of white chocolate with 1 tablespoon of shortening in a bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth. You will need to do this at least three times to have enough chocolate to cover all of the cake balls.
  10. Place cake ball in chocolate and coat.
  11. Lift cake ball out of chocolate and let excess drip off
  12. Place coated cake ball on foil or parchment paper.
  13. You can decorate with sprinkles at this point or melt more white chocolate and dye whichever color you desire.
  14. Once your chocolate is the color you'd like it to be, take a spoon and drizzle over all of the cake balls. Drizzle in a short, quick motion.
  15. Immediately decorate with sprinkles before colorful chocolate sets.
  16. Store in refrigerator until ready set and ready to serve.
  17. Mangia!
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