- 1 White Cake mix
- *plus whatever your cake mix needs
- Food Dye
- White candy coating
- Popsicle sticks
- about 4 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 tsp Any clear flavored extract (I used vanilla)
- Sprinkles for the top (Mini M&M's and mini chocolate chips are also awesome - Or, a piece of candy corn)
Divide the batter equally into three bowls - tint one yellow and one orange
(if you add dye after baking, you'll have white specks of cake in your yellow and orange)
Bake each color separately
Slowly blend in the powdered sugar, until the frosting becomes thick (with lots of taste testing to make sure it's coming out okay)
Divide the frosting into 3 parts, and tint one bowl yellow and one bowl orange
Once cool, mush up each cake, and add enough of the corresponding color of frosting to make it into a thick paste.
Don't feel like you have to use all of the frosting! If you use too much, the cake balls will be really soft. In the end, I had probably 1 1/2 cups of left over frosting.
For a more tie-dye effect, I used a small cookie scoop and just scooped up a bit of each color.
If you want your colors more even, you can take a small bit of each color and roll them into one larger ball.
I also did some candy corn shaped pops - and layered the colors (pay no attention to my colors being in the wrong order)
Once all your cake balls are rolled, set them in the freezer long enough to firm up
Dip the tip of the stick in the coating, and shove it into a cake ball
Dip each pop into the coating, and add sprinkles to the top.
I just poked holes into a paper plate (using a big nail) - just make sure to place them evenly around the plate so that it doesn't topple.
Styrofoam or floral foam would probably also work - though they both seem kind of messy.
Not candy corn flavored, but just as bright and festive!