Baby Blue Cake Pops & A Virtual Baby Shower!

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Baby Blue vanilla cake pops made from scratch!

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

SURPRISE!  Today’s post is a special part of Krissy’s surprise virtual baby shower!  A special thanks to sweet and talented Audra for organizing the shower.

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

I met Krissy last year at the Foodbuzz Festival and she was absolutely as sweet as can be.  We’ve been friends ever since and I’m hoping to see her and meet baby Ezekiel when I am in California next year!

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

I’ve actually been making a lot of cake pops lately.  Some for baby shower favors and then some more for an Anthropologie event.  The baby shower made a lot of sense because they went off of the line “Andrea is about to pop” so I figured, why wouldn’t that be perfect for Krissy’s shower, too?

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

Note the missing cake pops above, Matt could not stop eating them!

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

Since Krissy is expecting a baby boy, I wanted to make the pops a pretty baby blue, and a white cake seemed the best base for that.  That cake combined with a basic buttercream and coated with white chocolate made the perfect combination.  I actually think that while these are very baby shower friendly, they would also be a nice addition to a winter wonderland themed party!

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

Of course there are some other wonderful ladies participating in this shower with so many delicious recipes.  I only wish we could all get together to celebrate Krissy in real life!

Audra of The Baker Chick | Mini Salted Caramel Brownie Pies
Averie of Averie Cooks | Cinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate Chunks
Cassie of Bake Your Day | Red Bell Pepper Ranch Cheese Dip
Erin of Big Fat Baker | Blueberry Punch
Jacqueline of The Dusty Baker | Kid-friendly Gluten-and-Dairy-Free Chicken Fingers
Lauren of Keep It Sweet | Baby Blue Cake Pops From Scratch
Nicole of Sweet Peony Blog | Roasted Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Baby Blue Cake Pops
 
Homemade cake pops (no cake mix!) are perfect for a special occasion.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 50 cake pops
Ingredients
  • 1 Baby Blue Cake
  • 1 batch Baby Blue Buttercream
  • ~50 6-inch lollipop sticks
  • 32 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup blue sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside
  2. Break cake into pieces and place in a large bowl; crumble cake into small crumbs with fingers
  3. Add buttercream to cake and mix with a spoon until all cake crumbs are coated
  4. Use a medium cookie dough scoop or large spoon to scoop balls of dough onto wax paper
  5. Use your hands to roll the cake scoops into balls
  6. Cover with another sheet of wax paper and place in freezer for at least two hours
  7. Prepare another baking sheet with wax paper for finished pops
  8. Once cake balls are frozen, you can make them into pops
  9. Put white chocolate in a heat-safe bowl and place in over a pot of simmering water; stir chocolate constantly
  10. until melted (you can also melt the white chocolate in the microwave)
  11. Remove balls from freezer; dip the top of each lollipop stick about ⅓ of an inch into the white chocolate and immediately press into cake ball two thirds of the way through
  12. Once complete, dip each cake pop, one at a time, into white chocolate; lightly tap off excess chocolate and place cake pop on wax paper; decorate with sprinkles immediately before chocolate hardens
  13. Repeat until all cake pops are dipped and decorated
  14. Allow to cool and for chocolate to harden before serving
Notes
Inspired by Bakerella

 
Baby Blue Sheet Cake
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim) at room temperature
  • 6 x-large egg whites at room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
  • 2¼ cups (8⅝ ounces) cake flour
  • 1¾ cups (13⅛ ounces) granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg whites, vanilla and food coloring; set aside
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add butter and beat on low speed until all of the ingredients are in wet lumps
  4. Add half of milk mixture and beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or just until combined; scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and then add remaining milk mixture; beat on medium speed just until combined without overmixing
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from center
  6. Set aside to cool and prepare buttercream
Notes
Cake adapted from Baking Bites

Baby Blue Buttercream
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 ounces regular or light cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops blue food coloring
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer on high speed or until light and creamy
  2. Add one cup of powdered sugar and mix on low speed for one minute; add remaining sugar, vanilla and food coloring
  3. Mix on low speed for one minute and then scrape the sides of the bowl; beat on high speed for several minutes or until buttercream is light and fluffy

 

Baby Blue Cake Pops from scratch!

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20 Responses to “Baby Blue Cake Pops & A Virtual Baby Shower!”

  1. Audra@The-Baker-Chick September 25, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    How perfect are these Lauren? They are so sweet and festive for a baby shower (or really anything.)

    I’m so glad I got to meet both of you last year as well. Now we live in the same city so lets make this happen again!!! xo

  2. Cassie September 25, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    These are so pretty, Lauren! I love the white chocolate with blue sprinkles, so fun!

  3. Valerie September 25, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    These cake pops are too adorable. What a lovely, soft shade of blue! Looks like it’s going to be quite the tasty baby shower!!

  4. Ashley Bee September 25, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    So cute :) I need to make cake pops!

  5. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 25, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    These are beautiful. I love cake pops…so portable and easy at a shower/party.

    A great idea indeed Lauren!!!

  6. Tracey September 25, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    These are adorable! I love that you made them from scratch. I’ve still never tackled cake pops, but one day I’ll get brave enough :)

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks September 25, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    your cake pops are so pretty! love that you went with blue cake!

  8. Nicole {Sweet Peony} September 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    These look awesome, Lauren! And how perfect for Krissy :) Cake pops are soooo delish & I love that you made them from scratch!

  9. Kathryn September 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    You girls are so sweet; I love that you made them blue too!

  10. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite September 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    So sweet! perfect for a baby boy shower!

  11. BigFatBaker September 27, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    These are so cute! And I love the blue color. I think you are right, these would be perfect for a winter party!

  12. Jenny @ BAKE September 27, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    I love these cake pops they look so chic!

  13. Simply Life September 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    what a sweet post and virtual shower! too cute!

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 1, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Awww these are too cute!

  15. Joanne October 2, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Sigh…I really love cake pops. These are definitely the perfect baby shower treat!

  16. Carrian@ohsweetbasil October 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t eat these up Lauren, thanks for sharing, they look amazing!

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