Cake Pops

Source: http://www.bakerella.com/

What’s my inspiration:
My friend Jeanne told me about this blog, Bakerella, and it is so much fun to read.  It has such cute and creative ideas that are sure to impress guests.  I have made these cake pops a couple times and people go crazy for them.  They are so original, fun and you can customize them to any occasion.  I do want to point out that they are very time consuming and somewhat messy.  But, the final product is well worth the time and they put a smile on everyone’s face.  They are great for special events, showers, parties, etc.  You can use any kind of cake and frosting combination, which makes them versatile enough to please anyone.  Additionally, you can cover them with any kind of chocolate or colored candy coating.  These taste great and are a ton of fun!  Happy baking!

Tip 1: Do not try and put food coloring in white chocolate, it doesn’t work and I learned the hard way.  Use the suggested candy coating if you want color.

Tip 2: Leave the cake balls in the freezer for at least 10 minutes so when you dip the cake balls into the chocolate, they stay on the stick.

Tip 3: Allow for plenty of time to make these.  They are tedious and time consuming.

Tip 4: Make sure you have Styrofoam to stick the cake pops in to dry.  Without this, your cake pops will not look their maximum cuteness.

Tip 5: You don’t have to use boxed cake and canned frosting.  It does save a ton of time if you do however.

Tip 6: Lollipop sticks can be ordered online.  I have also found them at Party City and Wal-Mart.

Tip 7: For decoration ideas, check out Bakerella’s unique ideas!

What you need:

  • 1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 can frosting (16 oz.)
  • 1 Package Chocolate bars or colored candy coating
  • Wax paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Decorations

Cake

What you do:

  • After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (It’s easiest to just use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)

    Cake with Frosting

  • Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
  • Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted chocolate or candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
  • Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
  • Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the chocolate or candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.

    Ready for Freezer!

  • Place in a styrofoam block and decorate as you wish.

    Finished Cake Pop

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