Boo Balls

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I know I’m a couple years late to the cake pop party.  When I first saw a cake pop I thought…what a waste of perfectly good cake and icing.  Then I started blogging and thought…those would make a cute a blog post.  🙂

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I started with a gluten-free vanilla cake baked the night before.

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The next day…trimmed edges and broken up.

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Very finely crumbled cake and all supplies.  I used the new Funfetti purple icing.

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Cake and icing mixed by hand til completely smooth then scooped into small balls and rolled by hand to make sure they were all even.

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Into the freezer for 5 minutes.  The funky coloring is just lighting from the freezer drawer.  They’re not frost burned.  🙂

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While balls were in the freezer I melted the chocolate.  I used an equal mix of Wilton orange melts and Giradelli white melting chocolate.  I did this because I’d read reviews online saying that the Wilton melts were gross unless ‘cut’ with something else.  I ate a few of the Wilton melts out of the bag and they were fine so I don’t know if I’d even bother with extra expense of cutting them the next time.

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Dipping one end of stick in the melted candy and pressing into ball.

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Into the icebox for 5 – 10 minutes to harden the stick to ball ‘seal’.  The funky color of the balls in the icebox is again just the lighting.

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Coating and letting drip to ensure a smooth cover and also that the coating doesn’t run once topped with sprinkles.

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Coating with sprinkles.  I couldn’t get a good shot of this but I put the sprinkles on by dropping them onto the balls.  It’s a huge mess if you actually stick the ball into the pile of sprinkles.

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The pics don’t show the actual colors well at all.  Since somehow purple has become a Halloween ‘color’ I wanted to use orange and purple.

The cake balls are vanilla cake mixed with bright purple icing.  The balls ended up a medium purple.

The candy coating is orange.  It looks almost pink in some of these pics but it’s not pink at all.

The sprinkles above are all from a Halloween mix.  You can see the little canister in the pic with the supplies.

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I also did an ‘autumn’ batch with spice cake / cream cheese icing / white dipping candy and these cute fall leaves.  These were my favorite but I would dip them in a different color candy next time because the white makes it look too much like milk and Fruity Pebbs.

I gave a variety of the cake pops to my neighbors (including three kids) and my extended family (two kids) and they all gave them rave reviews.  I was there when my young cousin, C ate his and can I tell y’all I was so giddy inside when he ate the whole thing.  That’s gotta mean something when a kid will eat your gluten-free food without any ewww’s or gross…right?  🙂

I’m thinking about making up a batch of these and taking them to the fall farmers market.  I don’t know how well gluten-free would sell here in rural route though.

I’m having trouble with formatting so I’m going to have to share the cake recipes I used for these on Friday.  I really want to share them because even if you wouldn’t want to make cake balls the cake…especially the spice cake…was so easy and great all alone.  🙂

Hope y’all are having a great week.  Happy Halloween Eve.  🙂


5 responses to “Boo Balls

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