My First Attempt at Cake Pops

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.

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  1. Bake a cake.
  2. Crumble your cake after it cools.
  3. Add cream cheese frosting to your crumbled cake & mix.  (But not TOO much frosting.  Just enough to form a ball.)
  4. Roll the cake+frosting into small balls (you don’t want them too heavy).
  5. Put lollipop sticks halfway into the cake balls.
  6. Freeze or refrigerate the cake balls until they are cold.
  7. Melt chocolate or candy melts in a deep bowl and let it cool down (you want it warm, not hot).
  8. 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.
  9. Quickly add sprinkles because the chocolate will freeze!
  10. 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!  

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8 responses to “My First Attempt at Cake Pops”

  1. MrsFuhring Avatar
    Beautiful! I always think they look so yummy and cute… but have never made them! That might be something the girls and I do 1 day :o)
    1. Mindy Avatar
      You should definitely try!  And if all else fails, you don’t HAVE to put them on the sticks.  That’s the hard part.
  2. Craig Wiggins Avatar
    Craig Wiggins
    wicked! If I ever get married again, these will def be on the table!  ***LOL***
    1. Mindy Avatar
      Hehe, they are a nice twist on the traditional cake!
  3. Ryan Ray Avatar
    Ryan Ray
    I approve of these Cake Pops, very tasty. Perhaps you need to make chocolate or other types of cake in these. ;)
    1. Mindy Avatar
      Haha, only if you help me! ;)
  4. kskristy Avatar
    These look so yummy and fun to make!
    1. Mindy Avatar
      Exactly what they are!! :D

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