I know, I know, this is a scrapbooking blog! BUT everyone once in a while, I get carried away and try something new for a party. Austin's birthday is coming and I thought these cake pops (or balls) would be cute as mini "bombs" for the boys. I decided to do a dry run and see how they would turn out. I searched the internet for recipes and came up with a simple one:
- 1 box cake mix, any flavor
- 1 can frosting, any flavor
- chocolate to melt
- sprinkles or decorations if wanted
- lollipop sticks ( I couldn't find them, so I cut kabobs and used them!)
They tasted wonderful! Each one tasted like a little piece of fudge and they weren't cakey at all! While I really enjoyed them and they were simple to make, I decided they took too long to make for Austin's party. (The recipe called for a lot of cooling and chilling and various steps!)
Instead, I decided to make one large "Bomb Cake!" I baked 2 boxes of cake mix, one at a time, in a medium size pyrex glass bowl. They took almost an hour EACH to bake because they were so thick in the middle. I then turned the two half circles together and used frosting to stick them into a ball! I frosted the entire outside of the cake and even added a frosting "bump" at the top. I then used a piece of red licorice for the fuse! The boys loved it and it was really good!