Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cake Pops

Have you tried Cake Pops yet? They are alot of fun and pretty simple. I did these for the 4th of July, but the things you can do with these pops are endless. Starbucks has them too... probably a little more gourmet looking than my patriotic festive pops, but that's for another occasion.
You will need:

Your favorite cake recipe (be it box or home made)
about 6 oz of frosting (again, store or home made)
candy melts or chocolate chips.
lollipop sticks
styrofoam blocks (floral styrofoam works great)

1. Bake the cake and let it cool

2. Crumble the cake to fine crumbs using your hands or a food processor

3. Add frosting and mix in with your hands until a nice dough forms

4. Roll pieces of dough into small balls.

5. prepare your melts/chocolate. Dip the sticks into the melt and then into the ball. Set it up into the styrofoam. Once they are all done you can start dipping the pops.

6. Dip the pops. You may want to spoon the chocolate over the pops and let the excess drip off. Otherwise you will sometimes lose your cake ball.

7. Decorate!

The timing for the decorating I found to be key. If you add your sprinkles too soon, they drip off with the excess melt. If you wait too long they don't stick. I found this to work: Dip the pop, set in styrofoam. Dip the next one, set in foam and go back to the first one and add sprinkles. If you were to drizzle chocolate or colored frosting, you could just wait until everything is completely set up.

1 comment:

  1. These look Amazing! Thanks for posting recipe!