Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pistachio Cake Pops

I know I already did a pistachio cupcake, but this time they are cake pops. I was going to make some pina colada cupcakes, but I forgot all my cupcake things at home. I'm house sitting, so I thought I'd just go with something that you don't need a lot of materials for.

I pretty much used the same recipe for the cupcakes:

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup club soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil, 1 package pistachio pudding, and club soda in a large bowl and beat for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into cake pan and bake.
  4. Cool completly



After the cake cooled, I took off all the crust and crumbled it into crumbs. (I ate a lot of the edges, they are my fav!) I didn't want the pops to have brown in the middle.

The recipe for the icing is:

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl add cream and white sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
  2. Add remaining 1 package of pistachio pudding and mix until incorporated.
If you don't want to do that, you can just buy a carton of white icing and mix the pistachio jello into it.


Then, mix the two together. I used a fork at first, and the my hands. I didn't use all of the frosting, but that's because I don't like it too sweet. See how sweet you want it and taste as you go along. I think I used about half. Then roll the mixture into balls and freeze!



I got these chocolates from Michael's. If you want a coupon, here is one for: 40% off any item at Michael's  You can usually find them online if you do a quick search.


Put the chocolates in a small bowl and microwave in 15 sec intervals, stirring as you go.




Work in small batches. I used kabob sticks, just cuz I forgot to buy the pop sticks. Oh well, still works. Dip the ball into the chocolate. Sprinkle some nuts, or whatever decoration you want. Place in a steady place to dry. Some people use styrofoam balls, but i just make do with what I got.


I decorated these by slowly piping out chocolate while spinning the stick. The piping bag is pretty much a zip lock bag with a tiny hole cut into it.




All done! Like a bouquet of cake! JYUMMY!

15 comments:

  1. I love your blog name! And you are so good at explaining these recipes! Keep em coming! I wish I was next to you so I can just taste all your cupcakes!

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    1. When you come I will make you some!

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  2. i can personally attest to the yumminess of these pops

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  3. Everything looks so yummy!! I want to go to that shabu shabu place right now! Thanks for the coupons :)

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  4. http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-blowtorchrec3-20110519-16,0,440276.story

    try make these next, oh mighty cupcake master joyce!

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    1. OKAY Rachel. I shall try.. maybe a modified simpler version... I need an occasion though. Or else they all go in my tummy, which does NOT need any more cupcakes.

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  5. I was looking at this post and my goodnes I regret only eating two that night. Sigh...

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    1. Aww man! You should have. My sister ate a whole ziplock full that was leftover. Next time Sean.

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  6. Did you use confectioners sugar or did you use the other type of white sugar, because i have the heavy cream sitting in the bowl right now

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    1. Yay! Let me know how it turns out.

      I used confectioners sugar.
      If you have regular sugar, you can blend it in a coffee grinder for a bit, and presto: Confectioners sugar!

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    2. I sure will... I am making them for my friends but I'm using my own recipe for the cake part which contains chocolate chips so we'"" see how they turn out as pops.... Thanks for the info and if u can u might want to put confectioners sugar written out in the original recipe, because with plain old white sugar it doesn't go well

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    3. So it took over 12 hours to make over 100 but they turned out great an my friends said they were yummy

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    1. oh wow! Great job! I'm sure they really appreciated it! I would love to see a picture if you are so inclined~ ;D

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  8. These look so yummy, but candy melts are not chocolate. I still cannot wait to try them though. Your blog is full of yummy goodness!

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