Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bakerella's Cupcake Bites/Pops

I recently found these adorable little cupcake bites--and also cupcake pops-- through my food and party blog surfing. I guess I am a little behind, because they were already on Martha Stewart's show over a year ago. Hmm. Well they are still super cute and easy. Okay, you do need to put a little effort into it and to make them as cute as Bakerella's you need to practice with the whole melted chocolate/dipping technique. I chose not to put them on sticks since I was only making them for practice and sent them with my husband to work. He says they taste like hostess cupcakes. That's not a bad thing. There are endless possibilities of flavors and designs. I used Devil's Food cake and cream cheese frosting--store bought. You can make your own or buy it and use any flavor combo you want. I attempted to make the ones that look like cupcakes. The chocolate pooled and dripped a little bit. But still cute. If you google cupcake pops, you can find holiday theme ones, Hello Kitty, basic round ones . . .. you can make whatever your imagination can create.

Bakerella's Cupcake Bites/Pops
1 13X9 baked cake (from a box cake mix or from scratch … any flavor)

1 can cream cheese frosting (or about 2 cups equivalent from scratch)
1 flower shaped cookie cutter (1.25" wide X .75" tall)
1 package chocolate bark
1 package pink candy melts or white chocolate bark
bowls for dipping
wax paper
aluminum foil
lollipop sticks
sprinkles, m&ms or something similar for top of cupcake
small plastic treat bags and ribbon to package the Cupcake Pops
candy cups and truffle boxes to individually package the Cupcake Bites
styrofoam block

Bake cake and cool completely. Crumble cake with hands or use food processor. Stir frosting into cake crumbs. May not need entire can- start with 3/4. Roll cake into 1.25 to 1.5 inch balls. Cover and put in refrigerator for a few hours or freezer for 15 minutes. Using a small flower cookie/fondant cutter, roll balls into more of an oval shape and place 1/2 into cutter. Press bottom half into cutter and round the top half. When finished, return to refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Melt chocolate for bottoms. Dip bottoms into chocolate. Place on sticks if using them. Put sticks in styrofoam to set chocolate. If not using sticks, place on wax paper or other nonstick surface. When set, melt colored or white candy melts or bark. Dip top half  and place an M&M and sprinkle on top. Return to styrofoam or wax paper. Package however you would like :)

To see better instructions visit or check out her link to the Martha Stewart clip

1 comment:

  1. Hey, those came out really well! Those are impressive to take anywhere you want to show off. Shouldn't be too hard to veganize them, either.