Do you ever wonder what to do with leftover cupcakes or cake?
Use the leftovers to make cake pops! Remove the majority of icing from the cupcakes and place cupcakes into a large bowl.
Crumble up until dough sticks together when rolled into a ball. If the crumbs do not stick, add a little more icing. Since this icing was orange, the cake balls became orange too...perfect for Halloween!
Form cake balls into desired pumpkin shapes. (I used the side of a spatula to form ridges in some of the cake balls to make them look more like pumpkins.) Place in the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes.
Dip away and add desired toppings.
To make the stems, I moulded small pieces of Tootsie Roll. I crumbled up an Oreo cookie and used random crumbs to make the mouths and piped the eyes with melted chocolate.
Ever wonder what the inside of a cake pop looks like? In this case, it is orange, just like the inside of a pumpkin. For a basic cake pop tutorial, click here.
Have a safe and happy Halloween everybody!
p.s. Doesn't my classroom door, decorated by my students look great?!