Sunday, April 17, 2011

When a sheet cake just won't do.

We hosted a birthday party this weekend with friends, and I was in charge of dessert. I have been eying a sweet treat each time I set foot in Starbucks, and dying to try to make them. Cake pops-- it's cake on a stick, made famous by Bakerella. Here are some pictures and directions to make your own cake pops for the next special occasion, when a sheet cake just won't do.

What you'll need to make 18 cake pops:
  • 18 oz. boxed cake mix (flavor of choice)
  • 1/2 cup creamy frosting
  • 14 oz. bag candy melts (found mine at Michaels craft store)
  • lollipop sticks (also found at craft store)
  • sprinkles or other decorations
1. Bake the cake as directed on box or per recipe.
2. Once cake is cooled, crumble half of it up (freeze other half for next time) in a large bowl with your hands until no large pieces remain
3. Stir in frosting and mix until combined.

4. Use a cookie scoop to make each cake ball approx. the same size and then roll into a ball between your hands. Place on wax paper in the freezer.

5. Freeze until cake balls are no longer sticky, but not rock hard, about an hour.
6. Melt a few candy melts in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Remove and stir. Dip the lollipop stick into melted candy and then stick into cake ball. Return to freezer for another hour.

7.Remove cake balls from freezer. They should be firm.
8. Warm candy melts according to package directions, stirring often.

9. Coat entire cake pop with candy coating and decorate immediately. This part needs to go quick or the decorations won't stick.

10.Store upright using styrofoam or other contraption until coating is hardened. Enjoy with friends.

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  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! These treats look delish! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

  2. Awesomeness!! These are sooo cute!!!

  3. I love them all decorated! Super yummy looking!

  4. They look yummy! Love the green glittered decorating sugar that you used!

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  5. Yummy! I love it and I'd love it if you joined the Running with Glitter Link Party

  6. Love Cake Pops!

    Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

  7. Your photos are amazing, Robin!!! Love this blog, so happy you're doing this! Especially for very crafts-clumsy people like me :) I'm so inspired by your creativity! Keep up the blogs, girl!

  8. These look amazing! I bet they taste as yummy as they look!

  9. I love cake pops, they look amazing. I made some last year that were a disaster... your instructions seem a lot easier to follow.

  10. It's official. I just showed these to both of my kiddos and they are pumped for me to make them for their Easter parties at school Thursday! Thanks for the tutorial : ) Wish me luck : )

  11. These look awesome! What a fun idea!

  12. I love cake pops! yours look great! love the green one!

  13. Yours are so cute! Here are some rainbow ones I made recently :)

  14. Oh I love cake pops too! I am actually going to make some this week I think. They came out great!

  15. Adorable - these would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

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  16. they look delicious! my daughter birthday party is coming up soon, so I might use that idea !

  17. These pictures are making me drool a bit...they look soooo great, looks like I'll have to make some tonight, you know, beacause it's Tuesday.
    thanks again for stopping by my blog today! I am very happy to be your newest follower :)

  18. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! Those look like some heavenly kinda good! i've got to try making them one of these days!

  19. So so so genius! I can't wait to try these!

    Thank you for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday! xo

  20. these look so good and springy! i absolutely love them!

  21. I love love love cake pops! I am new follower. I saw your post over at BCD.

  22. I've been meaning to make these since Christmas - time to do it! i love the ones at Starbucks, too (:

  23. Yum! They're so cute! Saw this over at Somewhat Simple.

  24. Hi! I wanted to let you know that these have been Featured on Running With Glitters Friday Spotlight!!!
    Thank's for linking up this week!

  25. I'm a new follower! I've been wanting to learn how to make these! SO cute!!!

  26. I made my first cake pops tonight and also linked up on This Week's Cravings. I thought they were quite a pain to work with. Any secrets to share?

  27. Adorable Idea!! Just saw you on the Mom's Crazy Cooking Hop! Stop on over at my blog and link up this tasty recipe in my Easter/Spring Recipe/Idea Hop! If you have others, feel free to link up! I'll keep it going for a few months so you should get some visits from it!!!

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  28. Veru cute! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!

  29. Those look so cute and yummy!
    I would love for you to share it at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  30. Oh brother these look too good! Featuring you at A Crafty Soiree tonigt

  31. These look so good! I found you on yesterday on tuesday!

  32. Those looks great! I love the colored sugar! That's great!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie!

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