I found using the cakepop sticks easier and cleaner than trying to make the more environmentally conscious pumpkin cakeballs. For some reason, the balls didn’t want to form smooth surfaces and I ended up with this drizzly mess all over the place as you can see below. Even though the cakeballs were cold, bits of chocolate cake crumbs started falling off into the bowl of orange candy melts. It was not a pretty sight.
Pumpkin cakepops for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!
See that pumpkin shaped pop? I made balls with my chocolate/frosting mixture. Then I flattened both of the poles slightly. I used a wooden skewer to make about 6 indentations longitudinally to the poles. I put the formed balls into the freezer to set.
So I have a rather messy looking patch of pumpkin cakeballs, but they’re tasty nonetheless. I know cakepops (on the stick) look better and they’re fun and cute, but there’s something simple and not-so-fussy about cakeballs. I melted some green candy melts and piped little stems on the pumpkins. I wasn’t going to attempt pumpkin leaves as I was already covered in orange and green candy melts. The melts aren’t so easy to pipe.