Okay dear readers, I have a wonderful treat for you. Check out this not too difficult recipe for cake pops sent to me by my beautiful friend and future bridesmaid (it’s only 10 days away!) Shannon. To give credit where credit is due, Shannon found today’s recipe on Bakerella, a very fun, very cool food blog.
As I mentioned before, Shannon made these baked beauties for my low-key bachelorette party at Moon Dancer Winery. Here’s a pic of all of us smiling for the camera:
And now, on to more important things…like that recipe you’ve been waiting for!
Cakes Pops from Bakerella
1. Bake a cake (boxed cake or other) and let it cool completely.
2. Crumble the cake up so that there are no large pieces.
3. Add some icing. Bakerella suggests 3/4 of a can of icing when using a whole cake. It should all start to stick together.
4. Make balls out of it (not too big or they’ll be too heavy). Shannon took large scoops with a small cookie scoop and rolled them into balls.
5. Put the finished balls on wax paper on a cookie sheet. When all have been made, place in freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
6. Melt down candy melts (such as Wilton brand). You can find them at A.C. Moore or Michaels. Be sure to melt enough in order to fully dip (and therefore cover) the cake balls.
7. Take the balls out of the freezer. Dip a little bit of a candy/lollipop stick into the candy melt and let it dry for a couple seconds. Then put the stick in the cake ball and dip it in the candy melt. (From Shannon: It’s a little tricky and takes some practice to get the candy to completely cover the cake.)
8. Put the stick in some styrofoam to keep it upright while it dries.