I used to work with a woman who religiously brought cake balls to all of our staff parties and celebrations.
I’m not gonna lie…I easily devoured four cake balls in a matter of minutes. I’m telling you, it was love at first bite when I gulped down that little ball of deliciousness. Cake + icing rolled together and dipped in chocolate= dessert in heaven!
Fast forward a few years when the coworker quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom and I moved out of the state. Could I simply live without them? No and heck no!! I HAD to have cake balls! So, I emailed her and asked for the recipe. Although my first few batches were less-than-pretty, they sure tasted yummy.
Over time, I perfected my art and cursed less. Oh, I still drop a few balls (and occasional F-bombs) into the chocolate and the shape of the balls is sometimes wonky. But alas, I SAVOR every bite.
If you’ve never had one (is that even possible?), immediately go search the internet for the recipe. I believe Bakerella was the first to share these round, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth “cupcakes” but don’t quote me. Oh, and don’t check out her page until you’ve scrolled through mine (because, frankly, my cake pops are a sad, sad mess compared to hers!)
Here are a few examples of cake pops for party themes and holidays:
An owl themed birthday party–oh and I THOUGHT about making them into actual owls but it looked like hard work (and I’m lazy, remember?)
Is it just me or do they look a whole lot better in a cute little tin?
Spider cake pops for Halloween party at school.
You’ll notice I eventually switched methods mid-way with the legs. Apparently, I’m not very patient when it comes to meticulously adding little sprinkle legs!
These little goodies were covered with a crushed candy canes for Christmas! Mmmmm….
A nod to winter with some pretty snowflake cake pops
I took a batch of these to a friend whose entire family was sick (poor girl NEEDED them)!
Super Bowl football cake pops
And last but not least, Angry Bird cake pops! Don’t they look mad?