Party Planning! Cake pops

I just found the perfect edible decoration for my party. Cake pops! I can’t even type fast enough to keep up with what I found on this site. I am by no means the first to discover her; maybe I’m just late to the game. She was featured on Martha Stewart (aka God) making these cute cupcake pops I plan on using at my party.

Basically you take cake, mix it with icing, form shape and dip in chocolate. I will post the directions here. But also check it out at Bakerella.com

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.

To be extra girly I think I am also going to make these hat cookies:

I can’t wait to tell my expert baking friend Jenny! She is going to be all over this like white on rice.

I am going to make these macaroons the centerpiece!

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