Cake Pop Placecards

My husband and I have some friends who get together once a month for a supper club. The couple who hosts is responsible for the main dish and the theme. We have such a blast getting together with each other! Stew and I were the hosts this month. Our theme was “Cupid’s Calling” for Valentine’s Day. With a little help from Pinterest, I planned the most romantic Valentine’s supper! Our main course was pork tenderloin with a balsamic glaze served with whipped potatoes. Each couple brings either a side, dessert, or drink. This makes it less stressful for the host!

In my searching, I came across cake pop place cards. Now, I LOVE cake pops! They’re so fun because you can use them for anything! I made them for halloween and shaped them into ghosts. They’re super easy, and once you have a basic recipe, you can turn them into whatever you want. So I make a batch of the cake balls and freeze what I don’t use. Just take them out to sit at room temperature when it’s time to decorate! I start with a basic chocolate box cake recipe and bake the cake according to the package instructions. Then, let the cake cool, cut into chunks, and mix with 1/4 cup store bought cream cheese frosting in your standing mixer. You can add more icing if you need a wetter mixture. Remember, you can always add more icing, but you can’t take it out!

Melt about two tablespoons of the white chocolate pieces in the microwave. This will act as the glue for the sticks. Dip one end of the stick into the chocolate and push it into the bottom of the cake ball. Place the pops stick side up so the chocolate can harden. 

Then, spray a large plate with nonstick spray so the chocolate won’t stick to the plate. Melt 1/2 a bag of the white chocolate pieces in a microwave safe bowl for 15 second increments, stirring after each. Add in the food coloring to achieve the darkness of your liking (I use a toothpick so I don’t add too much at once). Dip the chocolate cake into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared plate to dry (If you were making cake pops instead of place cards, you would place the stick into a piece of foam so that they dry sitting upright). 

Once the chocolate hardens, melt about 1/2 cup white chocolate pieces in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each. Spoon into a piping back and use a small round tip to pipe tiny white dots onto the cake pop. Once the chocolate dots harden, place the pops into cellophane bags, stick side up. Punch a whole into the top of each name tag. Tie a piece of ribbon around the top of the bag, looping both ends through the whole in the name tag. Tie a pretty bow and voilà!

Cake Pop Place Cards –

This recipe makes about 45 cake balls, depending on the size. I only used 10 for my place cards and froze the rest.

1 box Chocolate cake mix

1 tbsp instant coffee powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

pop sticks

1 can cream cheese frosting

1 bag white melting chocolates

pink food coloring

10 cellophane bags

ribbon

name tags

Bake the cake according to the package instructions. Then, let the cake cool completely. Cut into large chunks and mix with 1/4 cup store bought cream cheese frosting in your standing mixer. You can add more icing if you need a wetter mixture. Remember, you can always add more icing, but you can’t take it out!

Melt about two tablespoons of the white chocolate pieces in the microwave. This will act as the glue for the sticks. Dip one end of the stick into the chocolate and push it into the bottom of the cake ball. Place the pops stick side up so the chocolate can harden.

Then, spray a large plate with nonstick spray so the chocolate won’t stick to the plate. Melt 1/2 a bag of the white chocolate pieces in a microwave safe bowl for 15 second increments, stirring after each. Add in the food coloring to achieve the darkness of your liking (I use a toothpick so I don’t add too much at once). Dip the chocolate cake into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared plate to dry (If you were making cake pops instead of place cards, you would place the stick into a piece of foam so that they dry sitting upright).

Once the chocolate hardens, melt about 1/2 cup white chocolate pieces in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each. Spoon into a piping back and use a small round tip to pipe tiny white dots onto the cake pop. Once the chocolate dots harden, place the pops into cellophane bags, stick side up. Punch a whole into the top of each name tag. Tie a piece of ribbon around the top of the bag, looping both ends through the whole in the name tag. Tie a pretty bow and voilà! You will have left over sticks, ribbon, and chocolate. But you can use these for the next batch of cake pop place cards!

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