Cake Pops: What You Need, What to Do

27 Jun

Cake pops are like the best kept secret in the baking world. A) Because they are positively delicious and B) Because not very many people know how to make them. In this post, I’ll explain everything you need to know and what special tools you’ll need to make them.

I strongly suggest you visit a store like Michael’s before you start making cake pops because they have everything that you will need! Take this list with you to the store.

– Lollipop sticks

– Small Clear Candy Bags

– Styrofoam block

– Candy Melts

– Twist Ties or Tape

Optional: (You may need these tools, depends what kind of cake pops you plan on making)

– Gumpaste

– Edible Food Writers

– Candy Molds

– Sprinkles

In this instructional post, I’ll teach you how to make the most basic cake pops (also known as Confetti Cakepops).

Ingredients:

– 13 by 9 cake (This size is also equal to 2 9 inch rounds. You can make any type of cake. If your new to baking I strongly reccomend getting a mix)

– 1 jar of Cream Cheese frosting (Also known as 450g, or around 2 cups of homemade frosting. Again – really easy to get store bought stuff here. The cream cheese frosting makes the cake deliciously moist)

– 2 400g packages of Candy Melts

– Jar of Sprinkles

WARNING. This recipe can yield a very high amount. It is suggested to split it up. For example, one 9 inch round makes around 24 cake pops and you will only need 1 400g package of candy melts. If needed, save half of the cake and candy melts for a later date. However, you will have to split the cream cheese frosting jar in half which can become difficult.

Instructions:

1. Poke holes with a lollipop stick in styrofoam. Try and get as many cake pops in there as possible as styrofoam can be expensive!

2. Take baked cake that you are using and use your hands or a food processor to break the cake into a fine crumb.

3. Take cream cheese frosting and mix with cake crumbs into desired consistency.

4. Form one ounce balls from cake mixture and put on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. But balls in fridge for a couple of hours to chill or speed up process by putting in freezer for around 15 minutes.

5. Read instructions on Candy Melts label to melt candy melts.

6. Stick lollipop stick in chilled cake ball.

7. Dip in bowl of candy melts. Shake off excess candy melts.

8. Roll in sprinkles (I usually pour them on a plate to roll the cake pop on)

9. To dry, leave cake pop in the styrofoam block.

10. Wrap with candy bags and tape/twist ties. (It’s important to wrap them because they will not keep well in the fridge without them)

11. Repeat steps 6-10 with remaining cake balls. Re-warm candy melts as required.

12. Store in fridge for a few days. (Usually they’re gone by the time they would spoil…)

 

There you have it! Easy cake pops. For more advanced or interesting variations check out my blog or blogs like Bakerella for inspiration. Enjoy!

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