Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentine's Gifts for some of our favorite people.....

For Valentine's Day we decided to make some special treats for the kid's teachers.
We started out by mixing up the cake..... we used strawberry so the cake would be pink for Valentines. Can you see the "hidden" word in the cake mix?
When the cake was finish baking and cooled the kids crumbled it into small pieces. Then the kids hand mixed in the cream cheese frosting
Next we rolled them into lots of little balls and put them in the freezer for an hour or so
When the balls were frozen it was time to melt the cholcolate. Of course I used Candiquick..... my seriously favorite melting chocolate. It is soooo easy to use!Then we started dippin the cake balls. This time I used these Wilton Treat Sticks to put the balls on while dipping. I would highly recommend using them but be sure to buy 2 sets so you can do more than 6 cake balls at a time. Also you need something to balance the Treat Stick on or in. I used the empty sprinkle containers and a baby bottle to balance them in while drying.
Ainsley LOVED dipping the cake balls Luke was excited to help tooAddisyn dipping for her teacher
You have to add the sprinkles fast before the chocolate drys
When the chocolate was almost gone I decided to add some red food coloring.... it turned it this pink color
We dipped some on sucker sticks so we can fill a Mason Jar with them
I decided to give chocolate a try to
Chocolate, strawberry cake ballsReady for some special teachersI had some leftover chocolate candiquik so I poured some of it into heart cookie cutters and put them in the fridge for a while and this is how they turned out.
Here are Luke & Karsten's all ready for their teachers Addisyn's and Ainsley'd teachers got a box full of cake balls
Happy Valentines Day! Love, the Stein's


Heather said...

You are getting really good at the cake pop thing...maybe you can do the mickey ear ones after all! :)
I love the chocolate hearts you made with the leftover candiquick chocolate...good thinking!

Miss Candiquik said...

I'm sure you had proud teachers!

Spencer's said...

Yummy !!!! Wish I was their teacher... :)