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Miss Zoot’s Infamous Cake Poppers the Halloween Addition

So I saw a post about her cake poppers the about 3 minutes before I got an email from my friend asking what I was bringing to our annual Halloween Party. BINGO. Cake Poppers I said. She said, “Huh?” I told her not to worry.

Now I had never made cake poppers before but I had read about them a lot. So I felt pretty confident in my ability to reproduce them. I started with the standard ingredients: Red Velvet Cake mix, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Fountain Chocolate. Because I wanted to make them Halloween I also picked up some white chocolate and orange die to make some colorful drizzle.

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I started the night before by baking the cake according to directions. Don’t you just love the way red velvet cake batter looks?

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Then it sat out overnight to completely cool

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Then the next morning the cake gets crumbled up in a bowl and an entire jar of cream cheese icing is mixed in.

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Then I hand-rolled them into balls. Zoot’s tip on washing your hands often just to keep them wet… priceless. Makes rolling the balls way easier.

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After that they go in the frig for a couple of hours…

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Then you’re ready to set up your dips. The fountain chocolate gets melted in the microwave and the balls are completely bathed in them. DSC_5245I made the orange for a drizzle but it turns out you can’t get Wilton’s candy thin enough to really drizzle. Fortunatley I had also purchased orange sprinkles and that worked much better.

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They firm up pretty fast and they are ready to go! Off the the Halloween party.

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I actually had an argument with one of my girlfriends over whether I made these or not. She was convinced they came from a specialty store and refused to believe they were homemade. So pretty much homerun.