As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…..making more cake pops! I have been marveling at these tasty treats ever since I first saw them at Starbucks. Cake on a stick; what’s not to like? This Christmas, my sister-in-law, Deborah, gave us the Cake Pops Recipe Book by Bakerella. The miniature creations are absolutely adorable!
We are always trying to think of fun activities to entertain the teenagers, so we thought we’d give the basic cake pops a whirl. They couldn’t have been easier or more delicious.
All you’ll need is:
Box of cake mix (we chose Duncan Hines Devil’s Food)
16 oz container of ready-made frosting (we chose Duncan Hines Whipped Vanilla)
48 oz of candy coating, we chose Wilton’s from the craft store
Lollipop sticks, also Wilton’s from the craft store
A Styrofoam block to hold the lollipop sticks (again…the craft store)
Prepare the cake according to the package directions and allow to cool.
Amanda was making the cake pops with two friends, so I divided the finished cake into three even sections split amongst three separate bowls. Break up cake into fine crumbs.
Divide the frosting into three equal parts and place in the individual bowls and combine.
The girls used their hands, but maybe a spoon would have been a better idea.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and roll dough into 1” balls.
Just a quick note: If you are planning ahead, you can prepare the balls a day in advance simply by refrigerating them over night. If you are whipping them up in an afternoon, you’ll need to put the prepared balls in the freezer for an hour or so. You’ll want to watch them so they get nice and firm but not frozen.
Once the dough is firm enough to handle, you’ll want to melt the candy.
We chose three different colors for a little variety. What an easy way to coordinate dessert to your party theme!
Place approximately one cup of chips in a microwavable bowl.
Microwave for 60-90 seconds or until the candy become nice a smooth for dipping.
Take a lollipop stick and dip it into the melted candy
Next insert the stick into a ball of dough
Dip the cake ball into the melted candy until completely, but smoothly covered
Place the stick into the Styrofoam
I bought another, smaller Styrofoam for Amanda’s girlfriends to bring home to their family
Cover with plastic. We like ours refrigerated.
Serve and enjoy!
Now we can’t wait to try all of the other flavors and Cake Pop projects!
More delicious desserts, more time with teenagers, more adorable Cake Pops!
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