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Turkey Cake Pops

November 15, 2010
Since it is turkey season I thought I would make some turkey cake pops!!! Again with the inspiration from Bakerella. These were much easier to make than the monkey cake pops I did a few months back, but still just as delicious.

Basically all you have to do is bake your boxed cake according to the package directions. Then when it is cooled you add in your tub of pre-made frosting. (I used chocolate cake and chocolate frosting for my turkeys.) Mix them together.
When it is nice and mixed you just roll them up into balls, put them in the freezer for about an hour to set up.
Then take them out and dip the stick into melted chocolate and insert into the cake pop. Put them back in the freezer for about five minutes until the chocolate dries. Then you are ready to dip them. I used almond bark to dip my turkeys in and it worked perfect. This next part took both my hands (sad I know) so I couldn’t take pics, so you are going to have to use your imagination.
Right after you dip the cake pops insert the candy corn and junior caramels. Next allow the chocolate to harden. Then for the eyes I just mixed powdered sugar with a tiny bit of milk, then I scooped it into a Ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in the bottom corner and squeezed it out. Then I just used a toothpick dipped in the melted chocolate for the eyeballs. Oh and of course the beaks were mini chocolate chips…my favorite!!!

And for those of you who would not like to go through the effort of making cake pops you can always just make mini cupcakes!!!! I personally do not think they are as cute but they are yummy to eat.

Ingredients:

1 box cake mix (baked)
1 can frosting
lollipop sticks (I found mine at Walmart)
candy corn
mini chocolate chips
junior caramels
powdered sugar
almond bark

Directions:

1. Bake cake mix according to directions on the box. Allow to cool completely. In a large bowl crumble the cake and add the tub of frosting. Mix well.

2. Shape into quarter sized round balls and place on wax paper on cookie sheet. Put in fridge or freezer to set up for about 15-60 minutes.

3. Dip 1/2 inch of the lollipop stick into the chocolate before sticking into the cake ball. But back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens.

4. Melt enough Almond Bark to cover the cake balls when being dipped. Lightly tap off the remaining chocolate and quickly insert the candy corn and junior caramels before the chocolate hardens. Place sticks in the Styrofoam until the chocolate sets. Once the chocolate has set, mix up some powdered sugar and milk to make some eyes, and use a toothpick dipped in the melted chocolate to make the eyeballs. Use a little bit of chocolate to stick on the mini chocolate chip beaks.

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  1. November 15, 2010 5:59 pm

    So cute! Love them.-Meagan

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