Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Story of a Red Velvet Cupcake

I made Red Velvet cupcakes, because that seemed like a logical thing to do in celebration of Valentine's Day. They looked okay, but I thought they were a little too dry/dense/bland . . .

So I turned them into Red Velvet Cupcake Pops!To make cupcake pops, mix cake (or leftover cupcakes) with cream cheese frosting. My approximate ratio was 12 cupcakes to 3/4 cup frosting. Scoop mixture into balls using an ice cream scoop; freeze until solid. Melt white chocolate (or almond bark) according to package directions . . . dip a lollipop stick in the melted white chocolate, then insert it into the frozen scoop of cupcake. Dip cupcake ball in melted white chocolate. Add sprinkles if desired. Keep pops upright while they dry (dry on wax paper if this isn't an option - they'll be just fine, but slightly flat on the back).

Cupcake pops are very sweet . . . think of those oreo and cream cheese "truffles!"

6 comments:

Jessi said...

Yum! They taste as good as they look! Mine did't even make it to the house but I did save the others for my kiddos and Travis.

Thanks again for meeting me and sharing your great food and recipes McKenzie!

Megan said...

Wow...you definitely have some creativity.

McKenzie said...

Jessi - I'm glad you liked it! I enjoyed visiting with you and hope you got the info you need!

Megan - creative, yes. Healthy, no. Good thing they're too sweet to eat very many!

Leah said...

I like this idea! So cute...on my to make list now. After I get rid of this never ending cold! Ugg!

Jamie said...

These look great! Did you get the idea from the Bakerella blog? She makes some really cute ones.

McKenzie said...

Leah - we've had colds recently too. Hope you're feeling better!

Jamie - I've seen similar things on other blogs, but hadn't seen Bakerella until you just mentioned it - WOW! Bakerella is AMAZING!