I have a new favorite go-to dessert, and I thought I'd share it with you.
May I introduce to you, the Cake Pop:
If you've ever been to the blog, Bakerella, you probably already know all about cake pops. She is kind of the inventor of these delicious little things, and makes them WAY cuter and more creatively than I have the patience for :)
I'm telling you though, these are so incredibly delicious and really, pretty easy to make! Basically, you bake a cake (using a boxed mix, nice!), crumble it up, mix in frosting, rolls balls, dip them in the melted coating, and voila! Delicious little cakes on a stick.
(I bit it, not Gibson)
So, how do you make said pops you ask? Well, the basic instructions are here (just switch out the cake & coating flavors to whatever you'd like): http://www.bakerella.com/red-velvet-cake-balls/ but, add the lollipop stick (which you can buy at most craft stores) before refrigerating or freezing the balls.
For the pumpkin cake, I use this recipe:
I hope you try this sometime! They really are a huge hit at parties! :)