Cake pops should come with a disclaimer: Harder than they look (but worth the effort).
They’re so adorable and yummy I just had to try them. Ever since Bakerella made them famous, they’re everywhere. Even at Starbucks for $1.25 each! I want them at my future wedding. Thanks for the inspiration Pinterest. :)
Any other cake pop fans out there?
Anyway, I collected the supplies and gave them a shot. They may not be as pretty as Bakerella’s, but they are tasty! And full of sugar. Oh-so-bad for you!
If you aren’t familiar with cake pops, here’s the simplified steps in my own words.
- Bake a cake.
- Crumble your cake after it cools.
- Add cream cheese frosting to your crumbled cake & mix. (But not TOO much frosting. Just enough to form a ball.)
- Roll the cake+frosting into small balls (you don’t want them too heavy).
- Put lollipop sticks halfway into the cake balls.
- Freeze or refrigerate the cake balls until they are cold.
- Melt chocolate or candy melts in a deep bowl and let it cool down (you want it warm, not hot).
- Take out a few cake balls at a time (so they don’t warm up again) and quickly dip them into the chocolate. Tap off any excess chocolate.
- Quickly add sprinkles because the chocolate will freeze!
- Push cake pop into a styrofoam block to dry.
Finally, enjoy!!! :) Eat them one small bite at a time – they are rich. Better yet, give them away so you don’t eat too many!
P.S. – Thanks for letting me make a (temporary) mess in your kitchen Carrie & Todd!