Cake pop truffles

Preparation time:
1 hour plus 30 mins chilling and 30 mins setting
Cooking time:
5 mins
Makes:
48
Rating:
(5)
These little gems can be made with lollipop sticks or packaged like chocolates in a giftbox.
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Ingredients

450g store-bought butter cake (without icing)
750g chocolate melts
Assorted toppings, to decorate (see Decorating Essentials, above)
Notes

To wrap up individual cake pops, simply place a small cellophane bag over the cake pop ball and secure the open end of the bag with pretty ribbon.

Method

1. You’ll need 48 lollipop sticks, a giftbox, tissue paper, florist’s oasis, clear Cellophane, ribbon and Styrofoam or a drying rack. 1 Line an oven tray with baking paper. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Put ²⁄³ cup of the dark chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Add to crumbs and stir until well combined. Form 2 firmly packed teaspoonfuls of mixture into a ball. Put on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.2. Put remaining dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Repeat with white chocolate melts, in a separate bowl. Divide white chocolate between 2 bowls. Blend 1 drop pink gel with 5 drops oil and add to 1 bowl. Stir and repeat until desired shade is reached. 3. Dip ¹⁄³ of the balls, 1 at a time, into melted dark chocolate, turning carefully to coat completely, then use 2 forks to remove from chocolate. Return to prepared tray. Repeat process, dipping ½ of the remaining balls in white chocolate, then dip remaining balls in pink chocolate. Set aside for 30 minutes or until set. Re-melt remaining chocolate in microwave on medium/50% in 10-second bursts until smooth. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over truffles, using contrasting colours. Set aside for 30 minutes or until set. Serve.

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  1. the_princess_turandot11:56am Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Why not? They're fun

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  2. Glib10:03am Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Is there one good reason to make & eat these?

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