Feb 10, 2013

St. Patricks Day Pot of Gold Cake Pops

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Cake Pops

How adorable are these pot of gold cake pops!? Too cute to eat, I think!

Recently, I was contacted by Heavenly Cake Pops - Easy Roller about reviewing their new product, that I'm betting most of you have never seen! I don't think I can even begin to explain how neat this tool is... So, instead, see for yourself in the below video and then continue reading about my experience with the Easy Roller!

Okay, seriously, how awesome was that!? When I first watched this video, I was thinking to myself, "alright, where is this going and how is it going to save me time?" Then like magic, around 2 minutes and 23 seconds, I had that ah-ha moment. Wow, what a time saver! I don't make cake pops on a regular basis, but when I do, this will save me so much time! If used correctly, it also helps keep your cake pop sizes consistent. I won't sugar coat it. Ha, get it? Sugar coat? It's punny...anyways, there is a learning curve with this tool. Like any new technique you try, it will take a few times before you perfect it. Cake pop consistency is key here. Too crumbly and it won't roll, too sticky and the balls will tear apart. My first try went pretty well, but I will definitely make my dough thicker next time.

For my first attempt with the Easy Roller, I wanted to make something fun and unique. Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner I wanted to make something that fit the theme and came up with these cute pot of gold cake pops! I think they turned out great, what do you think? Have some fun this St. Patrick's Day and make some of your own!

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Cake Pops

Pot of Gold Cake Pops
- 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix (baked according to box)
- 2 tubs milk chocolate icing
- 2 12oz bags light coca candy melts (reserve 24 candy melts for cake pop bottoms)
- 24 cake pop sticks
- 1 10.5oz bag of Reese's Pieces
- 2 small mini m&m's tubes
- one small floral foam block

Bake cake according to box directions. Allow cake to cool completely. In a large bowl, crumble cake into small crumbs. Add 1 and 1/2 tubs of milk chocolate icing to the cake crumbs and stir until well combined. Place cake mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour until chilled. Roll and place cake balls on to a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Melt a small amount of your candy melts and coat the tip of your cake pop sticks before inserting into the cake ball. Place cake pops back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes so that the chocolate will set the sticks. Melt 1 and 1/2 bags of candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the bag. If there are no directions, melt chocolates in intervals of 30 seconds at 50% power, stirring in between each 30 seconds. Remove cake pops from the refrigerator and coat each pop with melted chocolates and then place on top of one candy melt so that it creates a flat bottom. Place your cake pops back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes. Once set, place the cake pop sticks into your floral foam block. You should now have a flat surface on the bottom of the cake pop to place your pieces of "gold". Using a toothpick, dab small amounts of melted chocolate on the bottoms of your Reese's Pieces and mini m&m's, and pile on the cake pop creating your pot of gold. Let the cake pops once again set up in the refrigerator and enjoy!

*I received free product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are true and are my own*