This was my first attempt at making cake pops, and I was inspired by many cake pop makers who are far more talented at this novelty than myself! However, in saying that, here is my Easy Recipe for Cake Pops, even if you don't feel confident about decorating them, I've done some super simple designs which ANYONE can do! I'll give you a list of a few sites which I though had awesome cake pop designs! Well worth a look in
Basic Cake pop Ingredients:
* You can use premade cake or packet cake or left over cakes which you have baked, about 4 cups of cake makes 40+ cake pops.
* 3/4 cup of Frosting
* Chocolate for melting and decorating
* Packet of lolly pop sticks
* Styrofoam block and plastic wrap
* Sprinkles and decorations.
1) Chop cake roughly, and put into mixer, fitted with paddle.
2) Mix on medium setting until all the cake is broken down into crumbs.
3) Add any flavouring like cinnamon, vanilla, liqueuer small amounts.
For this recipe I used premade cake, it already came with frosting on it as you can see in the picture, it all gets added in! I don't usually use premade cakes, but many of the recipes I'd researched for this post also used packet cake- something I've never ventured into 😉
But for a novelty cake like these, and if you have time constraints I think the packet or premade cakes work a treat!
|1) Mix your frosting into the crumbed cake. I used my chocolate frosting recipe, or you could use a white chocolate frosting or any buttercream frosting you have. I added about 1/2- 3/4 of a cup of frosting, as you don't want to make it too sloppy. It needs to be a 'playdough' consistency, something you can roll into balls once chilled.2) The mixture was like a thick paste in consistency...not too sticky or they won't hold their shape well when rolling or dipping later.3) Chill the mixture (cover the bowl) so that you can roll the cake balls, I found that 20 minutes was enough time.|
At this point you could stir through sprinkles, or nuts- basically anything small to add a bit of difference to your cake pop.
|1) After it has chilled, use a melon baller to scoop amounts of cake pop mix and roll into balls. 2) Return to fridge and all to chill for 1 hour or so.|
Next step is to add the lolly pop sticks. I bought mine from Spotlight, they are really small sticks. I've seen on some websites, people used larger ones, I couldn't find them. If you have a source for them, please add it to the comments at the bottom of this post.
|1) Melt a block of chocolate, or candy melts or buttons, in your choice of white, dark or milk. I've Used milk and white because it's what I had :)2) Dip the lolly pop stick into the melted chocolate and then press into the cake ball.|
Dip cake pops into melted chocolate, wipe off excess chocolate on sides of bowl, and then dip in sprinkles or nuts or candy. Here are some examples I made today, the roses are store bought ones! Once you've dipped, place stick into foam, and return to fridge to set.
Favourite Cake pop places:
Cake Pops Recipe - they have a great video too
Bakerella- She has a book too all about Cake pops
Happy Cake popping!!