Let's bake today!
Let's make cake pops. What the heck are cake pops? They are yummy little bites of cake on a stick. We are all going to make them together today :)
But first a picture:
This is me...making my cake pops. I made my husband take several pictures to get just the right one. He was not very happy to keep taking the same picture. I got a lot of eye rolls and "are you serious right now?" But he did it. I thought it was a funny story :)
So this is step one for the cake pops. Bake a cake. Now I use a homemade cake recipe here because my goal is to one day sell the sweets that Stacy makes (Stacy'Sweets, get it? hehehe...). You could use a box cake mix. Just normal cake making here. It doesn't have to be pretty. It just has to taste good so use your favorite cake.
Let it cool all the way. Step 2 seems strange but this is why all that matters is taste. Take your nicely baked cake and crumble it up into a bowl. Seriously.
Just stay with me here and trust. Next take your favorite yummy icing, either homemade or store bought and mix it into the bowl. How much you use is dependant on how you want your cake pops. The general rule I have seen is to use a whole can of the icing. I didn't quite use my whole can because I needed some for decorating but I used most of it. If you want your cake pops really moist then I would use the whole thing. If you want them more cakeish then I would use most of the can. You will need it to be sticky to be able to roll them into balls. So mix your icing and cake all together.
When it's all good and mixed, roll the cake mixture into balls. Then either refrigerate for an hour or so or put in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Now we are ready to make our cakes into pops. Take chocolate either white, milk, dark, or whatever you've got and melt it.
Now take your cooled in the freezer or fridge balls and place a stick (lollipop sticks) on one end. Next dip them in the melted chocolate. Tap the side of the bowl to make sure you get the excess off. Be careful not to drop your cake pop. Now place them in a Styrofoam block (if you have one laying around. I used a cup. Be careful that the cup does not fall over) and decorate with sprinkles or candy pieces. Do this fast because we don't want the chocolate to set before you get the decorations on.
So you can either be done or you can take it to the next level like I did. This was the fun part though and I know you can do it so lets keep going!!!
I bought a cute coffee cup and filled it with the crumbled cake and icing mixture. I pressed it down in there and iced the top with my leftover icing. I wanted it to look like a cupcake in the coffee cup. Here is what I am talking about:
Super duper cute!
You can probably figure out where I am going from here. I then stuck in my cake pops all around like a flower arrangement.
Okay now keep going and add different cake pops in there. Like milk chocolate covered, white chocolate covered, and sprinkles covered.
I added some eatable Easter grass in pink to the top of the cup. Then I just added a card and a ribbon and we have a cute gift. I am giving this to a special lady today! She deserves a big congratulations and a big hug for everything she has been through lately.
Thanks for checking out my cake pops!