Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts / Cake Pops Two Ways

When an eccentric billionaire dies, he leaves behind a Poe-themed treasure hunt to recover his fortune. Having made her career doing prospect research on the ultra-wealthy, puzzle loving Tuesday Mooney is the front runner in this city-wide treasure hunt. She searches for clue after clue, joined by a ragtag crew: a wisecracking friend, an adoring teen neighbor, and a cagey young heir.

As a frequent volunteer at fancy fundraisers, Tuesday knows that she can gather real life info on the wealthy prospects she researches for work, as well as grab a few cake pops for the road. I decided to try two different methods for making cake pops after reading about the fundraiser that set this whole treasure hunt in motion.

Cake Pops Two Ways

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix prepared as directed on box
  • ½ tub cream cheese frosting
  • Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles

Directions

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Fill the base of your silicone cake pop mold to the rim and then securely fit the top on. Pour the rest of your batter into a 9×9 pan. Bake the mold for 15-18 minutes and the pan for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let both cool for at least 30 minutes. For the pan, score the cake and dump into a bowl and crumble with your hands. Add half a tub of cream cheese frosting and stir until well blended. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

While that chills, the balls from the silicone mold are ready to decorate. Melt your candy melts (add a bit of vegetable shortening if it is too thick) and dip the stick into the candy melt and then stick into the cake pop. Then you can dip or drizzle the pop with the candy melt and decorate with sprinkles.

Once your hand mixed cake pop batter has chilled, roll into balls with your hands and they are ready to decorate as well.

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