I received few requests to share the recipes I used to make the cake pops for my elder son’s Children’s Day party in school yesterday so here it is.
This is the basic cake pop recipe from Bakerella which makes 45-50 cake pops, but I made just half of the amount so basically everything goes half in the recipe.
I thought I shall gave it a try first before I really make them in bulk so that just in case I failed, the wastage of ingredients is minimized.
1 13”x9” cake
1 can frosting (16 oz.) – I used cream cheese frosting
White & Chocolate candy melts (1 lb. pkg.)
Various type of sugar sprinkles
1. Crumble the cake into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting firstly with spatula then with your hands. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.
3. Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
5. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
6. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up (no more than 5 minutes as your cake might crack if it is too frozen and you dip it into the warm candy melt).
7. Once firm (check the candy melt around the lollipop sticks and it should looks just started to set), carefully dip the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
8. Sprinkle the sugar sprinkles onto the cake pop before the chocolate coating set.
9. Place in standing upright on styrofoam block to dry.
10. When completely dry, cover the lollipops with small plastic treat bags and tie with a ribbon.
To answer Elaine’s question on the chocolate pops, these are the tools that I used. A round shape candy mold and lollipop sticks.
These are the edible sugar images of Hello Kitty. They are so cute aren’t they?
All you need to do is to melt the chocolate as directed on the packaging (I did it using microwave), and pour it into the mold with the lollipop sticks inserted. Give the mold a little tap to make a smooth surface of the chocolate before it gets set. Once the chocolate set, apply a little amount of the melted chocolate on the surface and stick the edible image on top.
Pretty simple isn’t it? This is a good one if you need to make something in bulk in a short time.
Hope everyone have a fun time making your own cake pops & chocolate pops!
My boy told me the cake pops and the chocolate pops are so delicious and cute, and his classmates love them too! Guess what, he asked me to make both the cake pops and chocolate pops for his drama class party this coming Sunday too.
I hope I can make more fun designs this round, will share again if I managed to make some cute ones.