Friday, May 24, 2013

cake pop popsicles (fudgesicles, creamsicles and fruit bars)

well, it's memorial day weekend.
meaning lots of fun in the sun.
and fun in the sun includes cool treats.

like these:
yippee!
hope you are ready for a bajillion pics cuz i went a little cray cray with the camera when i made these.
let's start, seeing this is a totally long post already and you are a busy busy person with things to do!

ok here goes.


i know, i know, many of you won't have this kit to use the cover. but if you have a circle cookie cutter, you can smoosh it down to an oval to cut the popsicle shape.

umm...so i know they are not all equal in thickness...
just work with me...
and yes, these guys are thin on purpose. the candy coating makes them double their size and i didn't want huge thick popsicle treats. i think it's too much at once. but you can make them any thickness you want really.
anywho, let's move on.

ok the praying part? i did a lot of that but ended up having a couple fall apart on me. as you can see they are thin as compared to cake balls, so the dipping is a challenging process. i didn't wanna loose anymore popsicles and some of them did not want to cooperate so i did this:
here's a step by step to cover up the cake without actually dipping them and having them crumble in front of your eyes. (ignore the inconsistent color of the popsicle pictures for now, as i was deep into making these and took pics here and there like a crazy person.)
the "shake to smooth" process includes shaking the parchment paper covered tray or plate you have these on-the candy will smooth itself out as long as you do it quickly before it starts to dry. 

it also helps immensely to have good smooth candy in melts or bark form. 
i actually used almond bark and colored it with a few candy melts. using candy melts alone is a pain cuz sometimes they are so thick even after melting and i didn't wanna put a lot of oil to thin it out, like you have to sometimes for dipping.

anyhoo, when the candy coating's almost dry, score the edge with a toothpick or the top of a butter knife.
trim the excess candy from the back of the popsicle with a sharp knife.

as for the clean up, do this:
scoring the popsicles is a very important step when you cover them like this. when they are scored, the extra pieces fall off themselves or take very little effort to remove, thus giving you a nice clean edge.
and look at the fun you made:
now let's keep going...

and going...
and going...
and going...
and going! whew!
so if you're really into these, there are new cake mixes out there in orange creamsicle and key lime flavors. i didn't get them cuz it means actually baking a cake and i would rather spend the time decorating to my heart's insane content so i get this:
even though they are really chocolate, strawberry and lemon cake pops, you can still pretend they are:
either way you'll be the coolest person on the block with the coolest popsicles.

and you didn't think you could get any cooler!









62 comments:

  1. The cherry sprinkle pop is so darn cute! What a fun twist on the typical cake pop!! Loves it :)

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    1. i like them the best too Veronica! but i had to make 37 of these for a party so i went crazy making different kinds. thank you SO much!! :)

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  2. Darling! Wouldn't it be fun to make these with your kids and then sell them at a lemonade stand? Total "summer-ish-ness!"
    (Umm...you won't find that word in your dictionary! I made it up to fit this project!)

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    1. hey! i like that summer-ish-ness-word J! we could put a sign up that said "lemonade summer-ish-ness stand". people would stop just to see what the heck we were talking about! heehee and it's funny you even mentioned selling them that way cuz i actually thought of the same thing (cue twilight zone music). thanks again!!! :>D

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  3. how cute are these lisa? Love all the variations!!

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    1. oh thank YOU Michelle! seeing that you have so many variations on your own treats, your comment is much appreciated! :)

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  4. Totally amazing! The MOST clever thing is using Whoopee Pies! I'd have never thought of that! But then, why should I when I have YOU to come up with these ideas!!!! Again, girl, you are the BEST when it comes to crazy ideas that are over the top clever!! Thanks! Dona

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    1. hey?!? what the heck happened to my reply? i was just looking at this now and see it disappeared when i remember i replied using my stupid temperamental phone which is acting up lately cuz i dropped the dumb thing! anyway, THANK YOU AGAIN Dona! i used store bought cherry cupcakes and took some of the frosting off before i smooshed it and the lemon cake i did have to mix together with store bought frosting. so with the time i saved making the cake i spent on making a million different kinds-goodness what is wrong with me?! :>O LOL many thanks again! XO

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  5. These are so cute! I especially love how you went a little cray cray with the camera - LOL - I can relate to that!
    I'm hopping over from the TGIF Link Party. Have a fantastic weekend!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so much Ritchil! my poor camera. it's amazing it still loves me with all the work i put it thru! LOL :)

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  6. WOWWWWW
    This is a wonderful, fun and very tasty post!!

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    1. OHHHHHH! thank you Winnie thank YOUUUUUUU!!! :>D

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  7. Lisa
    these are tooo cute and look delicious. I can't wait to try to make them for Jacob. He'll love playing while we create. Thanks for sharing them at my Blog Hop.
    Angel

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    1. oh goodie Angel! i hope you and Jacob get to do it. i LOVE it when people make my stuff :>D thank you so much!

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  8. WOW! these are so cute! I will have to make these. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-linky-party-9.html

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    1. oh i just now saw your comment Rita! goodness i will hop on over and link up and if i am too late, i'll be sure to do it at your next party. thank you again! :)

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  9. What an adorable idea!!! These are so fun! Perfect for a party!

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    1. thank you Maria! that's just what i made them for :)

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  10. These are so adorable and fun! Thanks for the shortcut ideas of using storebought frosting, poundcakes, cupcakes, etc. I never thought of that!

    xoxo
    Michelle @Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

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    1. aren't short cuts the greatest? and so is the fact you stopped by! thank you Michelle! :>D

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  11. these are wonderful!!!great idea!My son will love them!!!
    thanks for sharing!
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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    1. hooray! i wonder what little kids think of these-do they lick them first? heehee thanks SO much Anastasia :)

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  12. Such a clever idea. They look delicious!

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    1. thank you Bella! i coulda made more designs but after hours in the kitchen i was beginning to see everything in popsicles so i figured i better stop. LOL :>D

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  13. These are too cute! I love them!

    I've pinned and featured on my blog today: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/05/dessert-recipes.html

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    1. YAHOOOO! oh thank YOU so much Emily! it's a pretty cool to be in your dessert round-up! i'm lovin' the yummy company :)

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  14. These look AMAZING!!! Featured on FB :)

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    1. and you just made me feel AMAZING too Heather! thank yooooouuuuuu!!! :)

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  15. Oh my goodness, Lisa! These are the coolest cake pops I've ever seen!! I love the picture of all your different decorations....so so fun!! Thank you for sharing!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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    1. oh my goodness Cathy you are soooooo sweet! thank YOU! and if i could i would give you a bunch of these just like in the pic :)

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  16. THese look just mouth wateringly yummy! I love them! Perfect for Summertime, too!

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    1. yes Michelle i made it for a work summertime end of school year party.
      hope they think they are mouth watering too! many many thanks :)

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  17. These are gorgeous, and look delicious! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-4-plus-features.html

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    1. all linked up Leslie! thank you thank you for the invite! i added you to my linky party page :)

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  18. Lisa! I love these. I just pinned them to my cake board :) What a fun take on a classic summer treat! You always have the most fun ideas. Thank you for inspiring me every week @ Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. HOORAY! thank you Krista! and what an awfully sweet thing to say i inspire you!
      ...sniff sniff... (happy tears) :>D

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  19. oh my I've gone to pop heaven, lol you create the most amazing treats & such xo Theresa

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    1. oh and you are an angel for saying that Theresa! thank you! :)

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  20. Oh, don't forget to come enter the two giveaways! xo

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  21. Lisa these are so cute! And I love that you use store bought cakes for you stuff, it makes it so much easier. And these are so much cooler than regular cake pops!!!! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. i can always count on you Tracey to say something SUPER sweet! thank YOU! :>D

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  22. You had a lot of fun making these didn't you?? I'm kinda glad that I didn't see this until tonight, because mine look so boring compared to yours now... Boo :( I can't wait until the last minute again! Love them!

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    1. whadda what? YOU made them too?.......................
      ok so i just checked them out and they are so dag gone cute! NOT at all boring! how can you go wrong with sprinkles? :) thanks Karyn! and no more :( faces!

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  23. How fun are these?! You are so creative :))

    Thanks again for sharing on Much Ado About Monday!

    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  24. You are so clever! How fun! Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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    1. and YOU are so nice! thank you so much Shelley! :)

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  25. These are simply adorable! I am so glad that you shared them with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. your comment is simply nice! thank YOU Trish and for your awesome party too :>D

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  26. These are so, so adorable!! I would jump for joy if I was a kid and saw one :) I would still probably jump now too!

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    1. oh YAY! now I am jumping for joy at your sweet comment Lyuba! only now i can't jump too much on account i ate too many popsicles! heehee :)

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    1. and you are just too nice Nancy! thank you! :>D

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  28. Oh my word! I bet your kids were THRILLED beyond words! :-)

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    1. my kids are so used to my crazinesss i don't think they know what's normal! LOL
      but i took some to school with me and the students went gaga over them :>D thank you so much The Provision Room! :)

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  29. WOW Lisa!! I have to show these to the ladies for the Bake Sale.. I bet they'll love it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

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    1. oh hooray! i hope you do and i hope they like them too ! thanks Christine! :>D

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  30. Congrats! You have been featured at the Moonlight & Mason Jars link party! Please grab a featured button and return the favor.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Jenn Pilgrim
    The Newlywed Pilgrimage

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  31. Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for stopping by and linking up such a fabulous creation! Check it out here: http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-5-plus-features.html

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thanks for springing into action with your comment...🤔😉!