The second new thing is something I saw on Krstlchik's blog about a month ago - I made cake pops. Well, technically I did not make pops - I made cake balls. (I decided I didn't care enough to buy the popsicle sticks.)
The first step is destroying the cake. My sister was traumatized by me picking up the cake and tearing it apart.
Next you add the icing, then you make balls.
After that, it's time to put them in the freezer & wait for them to solidify a bit. (This probably wasn't as necessary a step as it would be if you put the popsicle sticks into the ball.)
After they are out of the freezer, you then dip them in chocolate. (My sister did a lot of the work for this part.)
I then decorated them, and they were done.
They took a lot of chocolate, so we had to eat some plain. (It was not really a sacrifice.)
* Elf. It was funny, and better than I expected