I love cake pops! I think they are truly the perfect little treat and I adore making them for parties and special events. Elsie recently hosted a dinner party and asked me to bring over a dessert. So I decided to make cake pops, stolen flavor combination idea from Starbucks.
If Starbucks is mad that I stole their flavor combination idea they can just sue me (feisty today, huh?). But I have almost no money, so we’ll see who will be laughing then.
Anyway, let’s talk cake pops. And, you can really use any flavor combination you like so feel free to steal someone else’s idea or make up your own.
If you have never made cake pops before, then you are in for a real treat. There are quite a few steps, but none of them are hard or require a whole lot of culinary skill. If you get fancy with the decorating that’s probably the hardest part. I usually just add sprinkles though… so…. you know.
1. Bake a cake using a recipe you like or a box of cake mix. I used a dark chocolate cake mix.
2. After the cake has cooled crumble it up in a bowl and add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of frosting (again, you can use a recipe you like or the store-bought kind). For these I used a store-bought white frosting.
3. Using your clean hands combine the cake and frosting and form your pops. Not too big, just so they fit in the palm of your hand. Place them on a cutting board or plate and put them in the freezer for an hour or so. You want them to firm up a bit.
4. Melt some chocolate or candy melts according to the directions. For these I used white chocolate plus a tablespoon of oil.
5. Grab your lollipop sticks and dip one in the melted chocolate. Now stick it in a cold cake pop. Now dunk it in the melted chocolate and gently tap it on the side of the bowl to let the extra chocolate drip off.
6. You can set these on a plate, cake pop down. Or invert them in a piece of craft foam, cake pop up. It’s totally up to you, they taste the same. Before the chocolate sets sprinkle on any garnish you like, for these I used crushed up candy canes.