Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Cake Pops - Cheater Version

With Halloween just over a week away and Halloween Parties on our minds, this easy method of making cake pops using timbits (donut holes) may come in handy.  Imagine how much easier it will be to make killer Halloween cake pops like these.

Image & Idea: Oh Goodie Designs

Image & Idea: Bakerella
Image & Idea: Family.Go.Com

 This post was originally published on June 6, 2011.

As you probably remember, a few months back I made Cake Pops for my daughter's bake sale at school. While they were a huge hit with the kids, making them was time consuming and not as easy as I had originally thought.

I ran into a problem where the cake balls would start breaking when the stick was inserted and I was decorating them with the chocolate and sprinkles. Also, for my taste they were a bit too sweet with all that icing mixed in with the cake however the kids didn't seem to mind.

Fast forward to June and my son's bake sale at school and our street party. Not one to give up that easily, I decided to try my hand at it again, this time using a little 'SECRET' from a blog I love, "Aubrey & Lindsay's Little House" .

What is this "SECRET" you ask? Well, instead of cake balls, you use TIMBITS (or donut holes, for our American readers). I followed Lindsay's instructions for her 5 minute cake pops outlined in the link above and they were SOOOOO much easier (I personally thought that they were way tastier too but I'm not an icing girl). Evidently I'm not quite as proficient in the kitchen as Lindsay because mine took a little more than 5 minutes (20 minutes perhaps?) but compared to the 1/2 to full day production of the originals, this was a snap.

I covered a piece of floral foam bought at the dollar store with some wrapping paper and stuck the sticks in to keep them up-right. I think it looked really cute and festive. The reviews from the crowd were amazing and I was on a little bit of a high from all the praise but I had to admit to everyone that this was an idea that was borrowed, not created. So, next time you have an event coming up that you need to bake for, make the 5 minute cake pops. You and your guests won't be disappointed.

What are your tips to make killer cake pops?


  1. Love this 5 minute cake pop method! Would probably be easy enough for my 4 year old to do too! Thanks for sharing Susannah

  2. Cheryl, you are so right! My kids helped make them and had a blast. When I was making the real cake pops the kitchen was off limits I was so frustrated. Give them a try!

  3. They really take the fuss out of cake pops and make it fun to try.

  4. I love this idea! I think I might steal it and use it for baby's first birthday :)

  5. Definitely try it. Imagine the cute cake pops you could make for a first birthday! Sigh!


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