With so many children coming to my house this coming Sunday I decided Cake Pops would be a fun treat to make. I have never made them before but they look so cute I decided I had to try my hand at it. If you have never heard of cake pops they are like a candy on a stick but cake.
I spent most of my afternoon making them but I made about 70 of them. I have two different kinds. I used a chocolate cake mix for some of them and Linda had Italian Cream Cake she had made from scratch she gave me to use that was in her freezer.
Cake Pops are not hard to make but I did make a mess in the kitchen. Anytime I use chocolate to dip things I make a mess. But it was worth it. I have learned to break my work up into steps and clean as I go so it is not an overwhelming job.
There are several steps to making Cake Pops.
You will need:
- Cake: Most cakes will work. Cake mixes are fine.
- Canned frosting any flavor
- Lollipop sticks (I used Wilton's)
- 1 lb - 1 1/2 lbs Melting Chocolate: Almond Bark, Dipping Chocolate, Wilton's Candy Melts in flavor you desire
- Styrofoam to hold Cake Pops while hardening
- Optional: Plastic Party Bags (Wilton's purchased at Walmart in Craft/Cake Decorating Section)
- Optional but recommended: Wilton Chocolate Melter (makes life easier...it keeps the candy melted so you can dip the cake pops. Purchased at Walmart in Craft/Cake Decorating section.)
- Optional but recommended: Cookie scoop (Mine is Pampered Chef)
- Start with a prepared cake. Follow the directions on a cake mix or make a cake from scratch. The cake must be cooled to begin.
- Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add 1/2 can of frosting. Using a spatula mix the frosting into the crumbs until it all begins to clump together. Add more frosting if necessary.
- Using a cookie scoop measure out balls of cake filling. My cake mix made about 30 balls. My scoop is by Pampered Chef and measures about 1 1/2 across. Roll balls, setting them on waxed paper on a cookie sheet.Refrigerate overnight or several hours or place in freezer for an hour.
- Melt chocolate according to directions in electric melter or microwave.
- Using the lollipop stick make a hole in each of the balls. Dip the end of the stick in the melted chocolate and press it into the cake ball. Allow to harden before proceeding. If necessary place back in refrigerator while the candy hardens.
- Carefully dip cake balls into melted chocolate and add decorations while candy is still melted. Press into Styrofoam to allow to harden.
- Once the Cake Pops harden you may wrap them individually in party bags.
|Cake Pops Complete & Individually Wrapped|
|Add curly ribbons and shredded crinkled paper|
|Display on Styrofoam squares stacked|
Enjoy the day!
*My Pampered Chef Representative Beth Powell