Halloween Cake Pops
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Halloween Cake Pops

Halloween cake pops are a simple, fun, and delicious way to help make your Halloween party a frightful success!

Cake pops have become all the rage this year, so you may as well take advantage of that fact and jump on board the cake ball train. :)

If you've never made a cake ball or cake pop before today, don't panic. Yes, I'm going to say it... ...it's a piece of cake!

Sorry, couldn't resist. :) Seriously, though, if you've ever made a cake or cupcakes (even the boxed kind), you can definitely whip up some cute Halloween cake pops and have a great time doing it.

The ghoulish eyeball cake pops pictured here were created by Renaye Ochoa, who I discovered on Flickr. Aren't they absolutely fantastic?

I've had a chat to Renaye, who gave me permission to show off her clever Halloween cake balls, and discovered that she has aspirations of starting her own business making delicious treats just like these.

I think she's definitely on to something and I'm sure you'd have to agree with me. I've seen quite a range of her cake pop creations and they are all extremely well done.

I'm going to let the cat out of the bag and tell you that I've invited Renaye to become a regular contributor here at CCM, and she's tentatively agreed as time permits in the new year. How exciting for all of us!

Meanwhile, let me encourage you to try your hand at making these spooky eyeball cake pops.

How To Make Cake Pops For Halloween

Eyeball Halloween Cake Balls

What I particularly love about Renaye's eyeball cake pops is, in fact, the fork effect! Yes, you "could" use regular lollipop sticks for these, but there is just something so delightfully repulsive about forking into an eyeball that the kids are going to love.

Renaye got the idea of using the forks from another impressive baker, at Treats 4 Ta-tas, who sells her goodies and donates ALL the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. What a gal!

So, let's get started...

  1. Bake your favorite cake mix - boxed or from scratch; doesn't matter. When you remove it from the oven, let it cool just slightly so that you can break it up into a bowl while it is still warm.

  2. Stir in 1/4 to 1/2 of a container of prepared frosting or a similar amount of your favorite homemade frosting to make a nice mushy cake and frosting combo.

    Tip: Renaye said that you don't want to overdo on the frosting when making Halloween cake pops because the mixture will become too mushy and the cake balls will collapse and fall apart while you're trying to decorate them. This is especially true when you are making cake "pops" instead of cake "balls" because the stick won't want to stick. :)

  3. Roll the mixture up into balls about 1 inch or so in diameter and place on a wax paper lined tray to chill.

  4. Melt white chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave (being very careful not to overheat). For best results, use paramount crystals when melting the chocolate as it helps keep the chocolate smooth and creamy for dipping and helps it set up properly.

  5. Stab each cake ball with a plastic fork and dip into the white chocolate. Set it back on the tray to set.

  6. You have options for decorating. Renaye used colored chocolate melts in a small squeeze bottle to make the pupils and iris, etc., but you can also make the pupils and bloodshot lines on the eyeball cake pops using decorator icing in a tube and M&M's. Whatever works best for you is fine. If you do use the M&M's for the pupils, attach them right away before the chocolate sets so that they'll stick.

I told you making Halloween cake pops was easy, didn't I? Are you going to make some this year? How about trying your hand at Halloween bat cake pops, or maybe Halloween cat cake pops? Maybe ghosts, pumpkins, or zombies?

We'd love to see what you've come up with. Show them off and let us take a look at your creations.

Here are some more Halloween cake pop treats if you want to order some for the big day...

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