So, the first time I had heard of cake pops was from my sister in law. She made them for her son's 3rd birthday and I was very impressed. They were adorable!! See look I swear they are too cute!
This got me curious... you know how much I love making cakes. I went to Starbucks the other day and they had CAKE POPS on the menu board. I got one for my three year old, tried it and I was hooked. It was such a delight in my mouth. Still I had no desire to try to make them (they looked too hard). Then, I was reading a magazine and what was the cover a picture of??? CAKE POPS! Inside this magazine they had a four page spread about how easy it was to make cake pops and I thought, I can do this! (plus the instructions include mixing together crumbled cake and frosting!! yum) Darn that magazine... it took a day of my life and filled it with frustration. And so, begins my journey.
Warning: CAKE POPS are not as easy as they appear to be. (But, you can do it)
Cake Pop Recipe
1 cake baked and crumbled into tiny pieces
1 tub frosting
14 oz candy coating chips (i used wilton)
about 30 sucker sticks
Mix the crumbled cake with the frosting, you may not need to use all the frosting, you don't want it too heavy. Place the mixture in the fridge and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
Take a scoop of the dough and roll it into balls (don't make them too big or they will fall off the stick) Place the balls on parchment paper on a baking sheet and place in the fridge or freezer.
Melt some of the candy melts, dip the sucker stick in the candy melt, then insert it into the ball. Repeat until all balls have a stick :). Put them back in the fridge/ freezer. Allow to set for about an hour in the fridge.
Melt the remaining melts in 15 second increments in the microwave. Now, here's the tricky part. And I promise they will not all work, and it may take you a few to get a hang of it....
Take the pop and dip it into the candy melts, pull it out gently and lightly tap the pop on the side of the bowl while turning it to remove excess. Place it in a Styrofoam board to dry. Decorate any way you like. I made them look like jack-o-lanterns. I used a tic tac for the stem and brown candy melts for the faces. So if you have some time to waste and a lot of patience, make some cake pops... they are delicious :).