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Cookie Monster Cake Pops

We all know that the queen of cake pops is the infamous Bakerella.  She did an amazing series on Sesame Street back in 2009, called Street Party.  I decided to take her Cookie Monster Cake Pop recipe and try it out for a friend’s birthday.  Here is the recipe I used [via Bakerlla].  One caveat – Bakerella’s recipe calls for an entire can of frosting to be mixed with the baked cake.  I find this to be a bit excessive and it makes the process pretty messy.  I ended up using 1/3 – 1/2 of the can of icing and the recipe turned out fine!

Ingredients

1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1/2 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wax paper
Blue candy melts
Dark chocoloate candy melts
White sixlets
Lollipop sticks & wrapping kit
Gripz Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Edible ink pens

Directions

  1. Prepare the cake as directed on the box
  2. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly with about 1/2 can of frosting
  4. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
  6. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
  7. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
  8. While they are firming up, cut the dark chocolate melts to resemble Cookie Monster’s mouth – Bakerella’s Guide.
  9. Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
  10. Before the pop is completely dry add on the dark chocolate mouths & the sixlets for the eyes.
  11. Place in a styrofoam block to dry. (I ended up using my spice bottles!)
  12. Once dry, draw the eyes onto the sixlets with an edible ink pen and allow ink to dry!
  13. Dip each Gripz chocolate chip cookie in a bit of the melted chocolate and add onto cookie monster’s mouth!
  14. Finally, to give cookie monster some extra texture, dip a toothpick in the melted blue chocolate and add the “fur” onto the cake pop (Warning: this will take awhile!)

Side Note: I made these cake pops the day after the first presidential debate this year (which was Oct. 3, 2012).  Remember what Romney said [via Huffington Post]?

“I like PBS. I love Big Bird, but I am not going to keep spending money on things [we have] to borrow money from China to pay for.”

After Romney threatened to cut funding for PBS, Big Bird wasn’t the only one in trouble!  Cookie Monster would be looking for jobs too – so I gave him a ‘sandwich board’ that said “Will work for cookies!” – in the event that Romney was elected.  Well we all know how that ended for the fate of PBS.  Sesame Street will live on and so will Cookie Monster!

Here is a slideshow of all the ingredients and the steps it took to make Cookie Monster!  Good luck making your own cake pops 🙂

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2 comments on “Cookie Monster Cake Pops

  1. elisebakes
    November 20, 2012

    Adorable!

  2. shruti914
    November 28, 2012

    Thank you!

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