A friend of mine told me about the website foodgawker.com. This website has now become a problem for me b/c I love pictures of food. The first day I looked at it there was a link to a site about cake pops. I hadn't ever heard of them before, but apparently they were all over the internet in 2008. Sam saw the picture and fixated on the idea that we needed to make them and with Valentine's Day coming up we decided to go for it.
Most of the recipes I found sounded disgusting--a box of cake mix (baked), mashed up with canned frosting. Form that into balls and dip into some cheap, waxy chocolate. Yuck. However, Martha Stewart also had a recipe which is the one I opted for, although I cut out half of the sugar in the cake and didn't bother with two different colors to dip it in.
Sorry, I don't have any pictures of ours, but they looked a lot like the ones above. We tried doing chocolate cake with the cream cheese, buttercream frosting and dipping them in white chocolate, but Kris accidentally sabotaged our melting white chocolate. We ended up with chocolate centers dipped in melted dark chocolate and put sprinkles on the outside or stuck a conversation heart on. I was prepared to feel about them the way I feel about cupcakes--so-so. However, they were surprisingly good. I saved half the filling and froze it which I think will come in handy for Sam's 4th birthday.
Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day treat too!