So here it is, a little project you might like to do with the kids over the school holidays and a yummy treat to make for Easter. Plus as an extra special treat I have created an easter themed cake topper that you can use to display with your cake pops or use on the top of cupcakes. Click here for the free download.
Cake Pop Tutorial
Ingredients for Cake Pops
To make these cake pops, you will need:
• 1 cake baked in a 13”x9” pan or ready made cake from supermarket or bakery
• 1 tub of frosting, or about 2 cups
• 1 packet of chocolate melts or cooking chocolate
• Lollipop sticks or skewers. (You can get the lollipop sticks from Spotlight or ebay).
Crumble the Cake Begin by breaking up the cake into fine crumbs. This recipe is really flexible, and you can use any flavour cake, or even substitute muffins or cupcakes etc. Whatever you use, work the cake until it's entirely crumbled.
Mix in Frosting
Take your frosting, and again you can use any flavour you like, and mix it in. you can use a spoon, but it's easier, although messier, just to use your hands. The exact amount needed will depend on the moistness of your cake.
You want the final mixture to be fairly moist to easily hold itself together when you shape it into a ball, but not so moist that it's soggy or gooey.
Roll the Cake into Balls
Roll the cake into small balls, using a teaspoon. You should get between 3-4 dozen balls depending on how large you make them. Place them on a tray with baking paper or grease proof paper.
Freeze the Cake Balls
Once they are all formed, put them in the freezer to harden for about an hour to make them easier to dip. You can also leave them overnight or keep them in an airtight container if you want to make in advance.
Melt the Chocolate
While you're waiting for the cake balls to harden, melt the chocolate in the microwave or as per the packet directions and stir until it's entirely melted and smooth.
Put Lollipop Sticks into Cake Balls
After an hour, remove the cake balls from the freezer. Use a skewer or a toothpick to poke holes in the balls, then dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate, and stick it into the hole you just created. The melted chocolate will help hold the stick in the cake pop.
Dip Cake Balls into Chocolate
Once all of the cake balls are on sticks, it's time to dip them. Hold one end of the lollipop stick and submerge the cake pop completely in the melted chocolate. Take it out and gently tap it and swirl it upside down to remove excess chocolate.
Set the Cake Pops
Now you can just stick them upside down on baking paper to set, but this does give them flat tops.
So if you want rounded shapes, you'll need to find some Styrofoam or florist foam to stick your cake pops in while they dry. Continue dipping them until all of your cake pops are covered with chocolate. If the chocolate starts to get too stiff from the cold cake pops, re-heat it briefly.
Decorate the Cake Pops
If you want to decorate your cake pops, you can drizzle them with melted white chocolate, or add sprinkles or chopped nuts while the chocolate is still wet. I find it easiest to do directly after dipping the balls in the chocolate.
These cake pops are all the craze at the moment. They are really unique, really fun, and really tasty. Make some for your next birthday celebration or shape some into eggs and decorate for Easter. They will be the talking point at the party.
Click here to download your FREE Easter Cake Toppers
PDF. Use a 2" circular or scalloped punch to cut out the cake toppers.