Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cake Pops!

A friend of mine mentioned cake pops.  They looked fun and different, so I decided to research and try it on my own, for our son's birthday.  Now that I have done it, I will be making these in place of cakes for holidays.  You can make these ahead of time, if needed.  This recipe makes about 36 balls.

The ingredients needed for cake pops are:
1 box of cake mix
1/2 can of cream cheese based cake icing
2 packages of Wilton Candy Melts
1 package of lollipop sticks

Things to make the process run smoother:
Styrofoam brick
small or medium scoop
cookie sheet
wax paper

Bake the cake according to the directions on the box
Cool the cake and then crumble cake into a mixing bowl
Add to the cake, 1/2 of a can of cake icing and mix them together

Cover and refrigerate for minimum of 30 mins.
Line two cookie sheets with wax paper.
Using a scoop for even shapes, then roll the dough into balls and place on the cookie sheet.
Place in freezer for at least 15 mins to firm up the cake balls.
Meanwhile, melt the candy melts

Take a lollipop stick dip in candy melts, then stick into the bottom of the cake balls.
Dip the cake ball into the candy melt, then pull it out and let the excess drip off.
Gently tap the stick to get the remaining excess before placing the stick into the Styrofoam brick for them to cool.

There are so many different variations that can be done.  I found a great website that shows a lot of these, it is called Bakerella.  I hope you enjoy the fun as much as we have!

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