Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cupcake Pops & Bites!

My favorite thing ever to do? Make CUPCAKE POPS! So I had wanted to make some for my Mommy for Mother's Day when she comes over. Then I realized I had M&M's from Easter that I never used.


They have the cutest designs on them and are the perfect colors for Cupcake Pops!


Anyway... you know how this goes... but I just love taking step by step pictures.

You will need:

Any flavor cake (baked as directed and cooled)
Cream Cheese icing
Chocolate, Pink, and White Candy Melts.
Sprinkles of your choice.
Flower Shaped Cookie Cutter.
Lollipop Sticks.
Pink or Red M & M's.
Treat Bags.
Styrofoam Block.

SO first you bake your cake. After you let it cool for about an hour. Next crumble up your cake in a large bowl and mix in the Cream Cheese Icing. Roll your cake mixute into small balls about 1.25" - 1.5". After freezing them for about 15 minutes, shape them into more of an oblong shape. Freeze them again for 15 minutes.


Using your flower shaped cookie cutter, push the cake through about half way, you want a mound on top. Now gently push the cupcake shape out by the bottom. Once more stick those babies in the freezer. While you wait get your chocolate ready! Prepare as directed on the package.

Ok now your ready to dip!

Carefully dip the bottom of the cupcake into the chocolate. You want the chocolate to cover to the point where the mound starts. After dipping in chocolate grab a lollipop stick and dip it into chocolate and quickly stick into the bottom of the cupcake. You can lay out a sheet of wax paper to place the cupcakes on upsidedown.


I usually let it dry for about 5-7 minutes, By the time your done dipping all the rest you can start the tops! Since this is about the 3rd time i've made these i've discovered tricks. My favorite one (acutally my boyfriend figured this one out) smush the mound down GENTLY a LITTLE bit. This helps it look more like a cupcake. =) Thanks BABY! Now just hold the pop upside down and dip the top of the cupcake into the color of your choice. You need to be carefull here. You don't want the chocolate to drip too far down the sides so usually I hold it upside down for a little. Another helpful trick is to tap your wrist SLIGHTLY or to slowly wiggle the pop. Before dry add an M & M and sprinkles! Let completly dry for about 15 minutes. Then you can wrap them in a treat bag and add a pretty ribbon.

I like to use certain color tops depending on the sprinkles I want to use. My favorite look is Pink or White with Pink M&M's and pastel Nonpareils.

Look how cute they came out!


OH MY GOD! I cant take it! SO CUTE! I LOVE IT! AHH!

Of course, if your like me and didnt have enough sticks you can make them into CUPCAKE BITES!


Thanks again Bakerella!


Anonymous said...

Hey M.M.!
I was just checking out your blog and I wanted to tell you that I think it is so cute! I LOVE the pictures and can see you really have a passion for this! Here's a site I found for cookie cutters (You'll need to copy and paste into the address bar)

in case you want to take a look.
Can't wait to read your next entry to see what project you tackle. Love, Someone who used to play barbies with you and had you read Dr. Suess books in my van on the way to Niagara Falls :-)

ohhellocupcake said...

=) THANKS! i know who you are =)