Feb 10, 2013

Pot of Gold Cake Pops & Giveaway!


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 and enter to win one for yourself!



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!


Pot of Gold Cake Pops
Ingredients
- 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

Directions
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!

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33 comments :

  1. This would help me so much in the creation of my daughter's Pre-K party. My hubby signed me up to host the St. Patty's Day party! AHHH!

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  2. wow! that looks amazing! I would love one!

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  3. The Pot of Gold is so cute!!! I want to win so I can make cute stuff like that!

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  4. I am a cake pop making fanatic!! You could view my cake pop page at www.facebook.com/POPSbyG to see...the Easy Roller would make life so much easier on me as I make pops almost daily! I have always wanted an easy roller its just way out of my budget!

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  5. This would be great to show my kids in my intro to culinary class! Love all your post :)

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  6. I definitely need this for my business I'm trying to start! I've been making cake balls for years for my friends weddings and parties. This would have been a life saver last night when I had to roll 150 cake balls by hand!! cakeball-boutique.com

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  7. I have always been a huge crafter and artist...but since staying home with my little girl, I have decided to take on more challenging baking tasks than box recipes (lol)...it would make a great first to my baking tools!

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  8. I've just started getting into making unique cake pops - with the sesame street gang as my first attempt! I would LOVE to use the EASY ROLLER - for an easy life! :)

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  9. I want to win this to give as a gift for my Mother. She has wanted one for so long!

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  10. As a busy work at home mom of three boys and one with special needs, I would love this cake roller to save me time when I am making cake pops. What a great idea!

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  11. I have never made cake pops before and this makes it look so easy and fun to do. I would love trying this with my grandchildren. What a fun time that would be. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  12. These are so cute! Perfect for St Patrick's Day!

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  13. This looks like so much fun!I've never made cake pops either but this looks like a great family activity. My kids would love it too!

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  14. Hi there! I have ventured over here from the Texas Bloggers blog. I'm enjoying this little peak into your world and wish for you lots of success! XOXO Mandi Roach

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  15. my daughter loves to make cake pops so this would be for her

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  16. I first saw this at SNAP last year...So cool! I love making cake pops for my kids to take to school on their birthdays!

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  17. I am a new cake popper..lol..and love making cute and fun things for my grandsons...so I would love to win. I absolutely love trying new tools and learning new techniques. Good Luck yall...

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  18. That is AWESOME. I'd make WAY more cake pops if I had this tool.

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  20. So adorable and they look delicious! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  21. How cute are these?! Thanks for sharing ;)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  22. That is...awesome!! And I had no idea how it was going to work until the top was lifted and the cake balls were already made! haha

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  23. These cake pops are super cute! Love this idea!

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  24. This is really cool and I could see myself making all kinds of goodies for my children's classes (cakepops are wonderful treat to bring in for birthday celebrations).

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  25. These look amazing, featuring these too at Creative Mondays and pinning :)

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  26. Those cake pops are super duper cute & the easy roller is absolutely genius! I would love to have one! (:

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  27. I am SOOOO stinkin excited!

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  29. I love cake pops, i think they are a really cute idea for gifts to give to your family, im going to make these delicious cake pops tonight (il make sure to post pictures on my blog)

    Thanks x

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