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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