Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cake Pops

Tonight my work had our Grand Opening Event to celebrate our brand new facility!  I decided to make some of my cake pops last night to bring to the event, and they were a big hit!  These things are addicting...and everyone...I mean EVERYONE loves them!  In fact, I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't liked these little balls of cake and frosting dipped in candy coating and sprinkles...what's not to like right?

I tried to create the most simplest step by step instructions that I could for how to make these tasty little morsels, since everyone keeps asking me how they can make their own!  The next time I make these, when I don't have so many pops to make, I would like to make a video tutorial so that everyone can see just how to make them so stay tuned for that!


Makes about 40-50 cake pops
Ingredients:
1 packaged cake mix
1 can frosting
Wilton Candy Melts
Popsicle sticks
Sprinkles

Directions:

First prepare your cake following the directions on the package.  Let cake cool completely.  Crumble cake into a large bowl and mix in can of frosting.  Use your hands for best results, but be warned it will get messy!

Roll cake into small balls and place on wax paper lined baking sheet.


Place balls in freezer for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat candy melts according to package directions.  Remove balls from freezer.  Dip end of Popsicle stick into candy melts, you want to cover the very end about 1/2 an inch with candy coating.  Then insert the stick side with the coating about 1/2 way into the cake ball.  Do this until all the cake balls have sticks in them.  Place back in freezer for one hour.


Reheat candy melts and remove pops from freezer.  I like to pour candy coating that is heated into a deep mug so that dipping is made easier.  Now it's time to dip the cake pops!  Completely submerge the cake pop into the candy coating and pull out in one quick motion.  Make sure the cake ball is completely covered with coating.


Move cake pop around with your hand to remove some of the excess coating.  You can then tap the cake pop on the side of the mug lightly while rotating to remove any more excess coating.  You want to try to remove as much excess as possible so that the pops don't drip while they're drying.

You can add any sprinkles you like to the pops while they're still wet.

Place cake pops in styrofoam block to dry.  The candy coating dries fairly quickly (about 10 minutes).  Once the balls are dry you can set them up in styrofoam to display (see pictures below) or you can stand them up into gallon size Ziploc bags for easy transportation.



I am so happy to have these cake pops featured in The Cake Pop Daily by KC Bakes!  Make sure to check out the post!

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