Adventures in cake pop making…

I’ve been wanting to make cake pops for ages and finally, with our little birthday shindig a few weeks ago I had the perfect opportunity.  I went with vanilla pops, coated in yellow candy melts with all kinds of different colour sprinkles.

Sorry the photo is a bit blurry, I took it in a rush before all of them were eaten…  They were delicious but not entirely un-painful to make.  Here are the basic steps:

  1. Bake a cake of any kind.  You can make from scratch but I used a mix (I love vanilla cake from a box – guilty pleasure for sure!)
  2. Crumble the cake then add about half a container of ready-made icing until you cake make a giant ball.
  3. Split the batter into little balls and line-up on a cookie sheet
  4. Chill in the fridge or freezer for a few hours.
  5. Melt down the candy and dip each ball, adding sprinkles for decoration
  6. Chill in the fridge until the candy melt sets.
Where I ran into problems was the dipping in the warm candy melt.  I hadn’t chilled the pops enough and they kept falling off the sticks.  I put them in the freezer overnight and it fixed the problem.  The rest was easy!  You can find some great cake pop tips from Wilton here. I found the site really helpful.
What do you think of the cake pop trend?  Do you like them ? Would you try baking your own?
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One Response to Adventures in cake pop making…

  1. Jess says:

    i love cake pops and have tried making them as well. They’re more difficult than cupcakes and cakes but SO delicious… ESPECIALLY yours/these ones Emi! You made the best ones i’ve tried! I love all of the combinations you can do; chocolate peanut butter, chocolate coconut, chocolate vanilla, chocolate mint, etc – they’re bit size so combinations that might be too much for a piece of cake are perfect for cake balls!

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