Last week I did some experimenting with making cake pops. This was the first time I had ever made cake pops and the experiment was definitely a success!
You will need:
- Cake Mix & the ingredients listed on the box (eggs, oil, etc.)
- Frosting ( I used canned frosting this time because that is what all the recipes I found called for. Next time, I might experiment with homemade frosting.)
- Treat Sticks (available online or with the cake decorating supplies at craft stores like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn & Michaels)
- Orange Candy Melts
- Lime Green Candy Sixlets (I found these at JoAnn with the halloween candy/cake supplies but you could also use green tic-tacs, green gum drops or decorator icing.)
- Clear Treat Bags & Twisty Ties or Ribbon
The day before you are going to make the cake pops, bake the cake according to the directions on the box. Leave the cake out uncovered overnight. You want the cake to "dry out" a little so it will be easier to make into balls. Don't worry, your cake pops will not be dry.
Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Make sure that it is "cake dust." You do not want any large chunks or pieces. Slowly add 1/2 - 3/4 can of frosting & mush together with your hands until you have a play-doh consistency. Chill the mixture for 1-2 hours.
Once it has chilled for 1-2 hours roll the mixture into balls and place on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill the balls in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Once the balls have chilled in the freezer for at least 2 hours, melt the orange candy melts in a Wilton Chocolate Pro, small crockpot, double boiler or microwave.
Dip the cake balls in the melted orange candy melts and make sure they are completely covered. I found that it was easier to dip and then use a spoon to evenly spread the candy melts. Immediately place the stem (green candy) on top of the cake ball and place the stick upright in a styrofoam block to set. I used a styrofoam block that was used as packing material in a package I received or you can buy a cake pop stand at a craft store.
Let the cake pops cool & set completely then cover with a treat bag and tie closed.
We made 170 Pumpkin Cake Pops for the kids at church!
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- Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
- Tuesdays at the Table
- Tuesday's Tasty Tidbit
- Tea Party Tuesday
- Made from Scratch Tuesday
- Crazy Sweet Tuesday
- What's Cooking Wednesday
- Cast Party Wednesday
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