Cream Cheese Frosting
Orange Candy Melts
Brown or Green Jimmies Sprinkles
Toothpicks - preferably with one flat end
Green Candy Melts
Decorating bottle or disposable decorating bags
Tips #2 & #349
*Note: My pumpkin cake recipe makes about 6-7 cups of batter. That is more than your average cake mix, so this makes about 70 or more cake pops or cake bites. If you don't want that many, use some of the batter to make cupcakes or something. It takes a lot of work to make that many cake balls!
Make the Cake Balls
Break the cake into small crumbs. Add about 1-2 cups of icing. (Start with little, you can always add more. Adding too much icing makes the cake balls to mushy, and hard to roll.)
*If you have never make cake pops before, check out my two tutorials:
- How to make cake pops
- How long does it take to make cake pops?
Now, you have to be patient. These cake balls need to sit at least 3 hours to overnight in the refrigerator. In a pinch, you can put them in the freezer for 30 minutes, then into the refrigerator while you work.
Melt one bag of the Orange Candy Melts with about 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil. I recommend using a tall mug, rather than a bowl. (I melt them at 30% power for about 3 minutes, stir, and recheck every 30 seconds at 30% power until fully melted.)
ps- See how the pumpkin on the top right has a big pool of candy around it? That's what happens when you don't tap off a lot of the excess candy coating. I did that on purpose... yeah, that's it. I just wanted to show you what not to do!
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