Monday, September 5, 2011

Sock Monkey Cake Pops...A Recipe For Super Sweet and Silly Fun!

My sis, Shari and I had more fun than a barrel of monkeys creating these for Tatum's Birthday Party!
But be advised...If you invite these silly characters to your next party it will soon be "poppin" with sweet silliness! And you may find  yourself bouncing off a few walls and swingin' from the monkey bars from the sugar's AMAZING! hehehe!
In the MIX...The Ingredients
1 cake mix of your choice - follow directions on back for additional ingredients needed.
Chocolate melt - we used approx. 1 bag of chocolate for 36 cake balls
Shortening as needed
Candy Sticks
Pearl sprinkles
White chocolate discs
Raisins  - ears 2 for each cake pop
Red Licorice - cut into 1/2" lengths
Black Buttercream frosting - piped on for mouth
Cream Buttercream frosting - used to hold the licorice tassels in place

The Break Down...Monkey Style!
1.  Make boxed cake mix per directions on the box
2.  Break up the cake into pieces as shown in photos below
3.  Add approx. 1/4-1/2 can of frosting of your choice - Mix in to the crumbled cake 
Optional! Lick the frosting off of the spatula...just a taste!
4.  Place mixture in freezer for approx. 30 minutes to set up.
5.  Roll into balls, place onto cookie sheet that has been covered with wax/foil or spray with Pam.
6.  Set in freezer for approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour to set up and make it easier for dipping!
7.  Remove from Freezer and have ready your decorating ingredients
6.  Melt chocolate in microwave...add a small amount of shortening if needed if melt is too thick
7.  Dip tip of candy stick in the chocolate and poke into bottom of cake pop.
8.  Roll the balls in the chocolate and assemble per the photos.
9.  The chocolate will set up fast so you may need a helper for the details.
Assembly line...2 white chocolate discs, raisins for ears, tiny pearl candy for eyes, licorice for tassel-use a tiny pop of white frosting to hold in place and pipe the mouth and nose details for finishing touch!

11. ENJOY!
Silly fun on a stick!
Thanks for "popping" by!

Inspired by the Sock Monkey Cake Pop Recipe we found HERE!


Valerie-Jael said...

I love the look of these, and that little sock-star seems to be enjoying them, too! Thanks for sharing! Valerie

debbi@yankeeburrowcreations said...

how cute. I love these.

Sophie with her Illustrations said...

Awhhh! that looks like so much fun. I love baking so I will definitely keep that in mind next time I am baking :)

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

oh my goodness - thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I LOVE your art!!! I'm following you now!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Yummy!. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Hysong said...

just love the little cake pops; even cuter than cupcakes! Thanks for stopping by my place, sorry it's taking me so long to get around; just got home from Italy.

Christine said...

these look amazing, what a treat!

Fanypap said...

fantastic cakes!! Bravo! kisses from Greece.

Netty said...

Oh these pop cakes are wonderful and such fun.......Annette x

Meredith Resnick said...

Love how cute these look... And they look like they are mighty yummy too!

The best part: the licking spoon photo and the enjoy photo. CUTE!

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Lilac & Lavender said...

Love these sock monkey cake pops... so creative :)

Anonymous said...

Those are so adorable!! Good work. :-)