The title of this post will no doubt amuse my husband who is a fan of the show Community. The three other people that were watching that show might get a chuckle as well, Community RIP. Anywho, I'm certainly not the first gal to try her hand at cake pops nor will I be the last. I wanted to have something fun to bring to a party and give as some gifts so I figured cake pops would do the trick. Also if I made cake pops I could eat them and that is really the motivation behind anything I make. I started with two box cake mixes, red velvet because it is my very favorite and white because it is a general crowd pleaser. Any brand will do I don't have a particular brand loyalty when it comes to box cake. Many people use canned frosting but I thought I'd fancy it up a bit with homemade cream cheese frosting because cream cheese frosting is the very best frosting there is and that is all there is to it! Here is the recipe I used:
• 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract
I baked up the cakes as directed on the box.
Then I individually wrapped a bunch so people could take them home if they'd like. I used little candy bags from the craft store and more curling ribbon and twist ties to secure them. I had a smaller glass container that matched the larger one. I stuck some silver gift filler and foam in and just stuck the pops in and got this.
I took more individually wrapped pops and placed them in this cute little container from the Target dollar bin after I lined it in tissue paper and now I've got this nice little gift to bring my Aunt tomorrow.