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Jun 22 2009

How to Make Your Cupcakes Truly Pop (For Pops!)

Published by at 9:56 pm under Cooking at Home,Desserts

My girlfriend Cecille was inspired to make cupcake pops for Father’s Day, even though it’s super girly! But we thought it would be cute and fun to try out this popular recipe she had found online. Instead of the typical cupcakes you normally see, we made miniature cupcakes on a stick and wrapped each one in plastic treat bags and tied them with ribbons. It makes for great presentation! However, it really isn’t as easy as it sounds…

Start by baking a cake from a box. Here we used red velvet cake. Once done, put it in the fridge to cool completely.

Start by baking a cake from a box. Here we used red velvet cake. Once done, put it in the fridge to cool completely.

In a large bowl, crumble the cake into a fine consistency first. Then, add a can of cream cheese frosting and combine it together until evenly distributed.

In a large bowl, crumble the cake into a fine consistency. Then, add a can of cream cheese frosting and combine it together until evenly distributed.

Next, using your hands, roll mixture into 1.25" - 1.5" size balls. When complete, put formed balls into the fridge to chill (or freezer to speed up the process - 20 minutes).

Next, using your hands, roll mixture into 1.25 - 1.5 inch balls. When complete, put formed balls into the fridge to chill (or freezer to speed up the process - 20 minutes).

Remove the chilled cake balls. Then roll into a more oval shape and using a flower-shaped cookie cutter, push it into the cake to form the cupcake base. Use your fingers to shape and mold until it starts forming into the shape of a cupcake.

Remove the chilled cake balls. Then roll into a more oval shape and using a flower-shaped cookie cutter, push it into the cake to form the bottom of the cupcake. Use your fingers to shape and mold until it starts forming into the shape of a cupcake.

Once shaped, return to the freezer to chill again for about 10 minutes.

Once shaped, return to the freezer to chill again for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt your candy melts in the microwave, per instructions on the bag. Candy melts come in different colors, and we chose to use light blue and white.

Meanwhile, melt your candy melts in the microwave, per instructions on the bag. Candy melts come in different colors, and we chose to use light blue and white.

To get to this stage, each cupcake bottom is dipped into the cake melt and a lollipop stick is inserted through the cake, as shown. The cake melt should dry completely within 15-20 minutes.

To get to this stage, each cupcake bottom is dipped into the cake melt and a lollipop stick is inserted through the cake, as shown. The cake melt should dry completely within 15-20 minutes.

Next, dip the top of the cupcake into the other color. Use a toothpick to cover all the exposed areas.

Next, dip the top of the cupcake into the other color. Use a toothpick to cover all the exposed areas.

With the top still wet, take an M&M candy and stick it in the center and add sprinkles on top. Then place the sticks upright (here we used a styrofoam ball) and let the top dry completely.

With the top still wet, take an M&M candy and stick it in the center and add sprinkles on top. Then place the sticks upright (here we used a styrofoam ball) and let the top dry completely.

And finally, we covered each cupcake pop with plastic treat bags and tied each one with a colorful ribbon. It's ready to given away - even to Dad - and of course, to be bitten into!

And finally, we covered each cupcake pop with plastic treat bags and tied each one with a colorful ribbon. It's ready to given away - even to Dad - and of course, to be bitten into!

This is a cute treat for any occasion, and will definitely “wow” your family and friends. But let me warn you guys – it is very time consuming and more difficult than it looks. Let’s just say we were supposed to have a batch of 30, but ended up destroying 8 of them during production! But in the end, we were proud of how it turned out, considering it was our first time. Great job, Cecille! Lookin’ forward to more baking with you in the future.

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “How to Make Your Cupcakes Truly Pop (For Pops!)”

  1. Sandyon 22 Jun 2009 at 10:36 pm

    These look super cute and delicious! Good job guys!

  2. Huyenon 22 Jun 2009 at 11:18 pm

    That’s way too cool! What a marvelous idea! Love it! =D

  3. Chris and Amyon 23 Jun 2009 at 4:40 am

    What a cute idea!!! Last week at a party I had a chocolate truffle coated in Pop Rocks on a stick, but I think I like this better!

  4. Peter Nguyenon 23 Jun 2009 at 8:19 am

    Good to know, thanks for the idea!

  5. allisonon 23 Jun 2009 at 9:04 am

    wow…these turned out great!! super cute! =)

  6. cessy831on 23 Jun 2009 at 9:05 am

    had a lot of fun making these w/ u k2–and yes, look forward to many more baking/cooking adventures in the near future! thanks for posting these…the pictures look fantastic!

  7. The Duo Disheson 23 Jun 2009 at 10:49 am

    So cute. Who wouldn’t want that as a homemade gift? Yours look perfectly packaged.

  8. thefoodaddictson 23 Jun 2009 at 11:14 am

    We are going to try to make cheesecake pops next time! That will be super yummy and cute, and we anticipate it will be a lot easier, too. By the end of summer, I think I will be overweight.

  9. ravenouscoupleon 23 Jun 2009 at 12:03 pm

    very cool guys!! Even better then edible arrangements! :)

  10. Jackie @ PhamFatale.comon 23 Jun 2009 at 4:54 pm

    lovely creation. This is so neat but seems to be a lot of work. I’m in charge of a kid’s birthday next weekend. I’ll make these beautiful cake-sicles :)

  11. Aprilon 23 Jun 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Pretty nice post. I just came across your site and wanted to say
    that I’ve really liked browsing your posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon!

  12. Danielleon 24 Jun 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Very cute…it looks like the work was worth it! Yum…

  13. The Diva on a Dieton 24 Jun 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve seen various variations on this, but yours are the cutest by far! It does look like quite a production though. I know I want to eat one, but I’m not sure I want to make it! LOL

    Great job, Addicts!

  14. foodaddict buddyon 24 Jun 2009 at 2:21 pm

    My father’s face lit up on Sunday as he ate one of these thanks to Cecille. I enjoyed these myself and recommend that everyone try one out. Btw, my b-day is only 7 months away (hint hint).

  15. thefoodaddictson 24 Jun 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Ravenouscouple: Edible Arrangements is definitely the more healthier alternative! Our cake pops were really sweet!

    Jackie: If you end up making these, please let me know!!! I want to see!

    April: Thanks so much for subscribing – you rock!!

    Danielle: Cecille said you’d like to join us in our baking adventures – you are more than welcomed to!! It’ll be a lot of fun.

    Diva on a Diet: Thanks for the sweet compliment… we did our best, and tried to hide all the flaws with the sprinkles. Haha!

    Foodaddict Buddy (Aki): We’ll make sure we make you the cutest pink cupcake pops for your birthday, adorned with pink sprinkles and pink ribbons! Can’t wait!!!

  16. dianeon 24 Jun 2009 at 2:59 pm

    hey all…LOVE this site.shout outs to cecille how helped make this!

    this is prob one of my fav entries…great job foodaddicts!
    would love to help decorate the next baking job!

    diane yoo aka cecille’s roomie

  17. mikeon 25 Jun 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Loved your latest post, by the way.

  18. Nutmeg Nannyon 26 Jun 2009 at 10:22 am

    Adorable!!! I love these little pops:)

  19. Chef Eon 07 Jul 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are so darn cute! How creative…not sure I would make them, but i would buy them, lol!

  20. thefoodaddictson 20 Jul 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Elizabeth, we’re taking orders! Hehe.

  21. Mirandaon 26 Jul 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I love these cute little guys, I orginally saw them created by Bakerella – they are adorable!

  22. samon 26 Dec 2009 at 3:01 am

    yumy

  23. Murielon 25 Dec 2010 at 8:45 am

    Super beau tes mini cupcake/ball avec une jolie décoration.
    Bonne idee pour offrir
    Je viens d’en faire des simples au chocolat mais je suis à la recherche des choses plus recherchées.
    Chez nous en france ils conaissent pas ca !!
    Joyeux Noel
    .-= Muriel´s last blog ..Joyeux Noël à tous =-.

  24. yhhurmom(:on 16 Nov 2011 at 12:42 pm

    verry cutte:D

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