Cake Pops

September 8, 2017

 Cake pops are the perfect little bite size dessert. They are also so simple to make and they look beautiful. Today I’m going to teach all of you little bakers how to make cake pops for your next special occasion.

 

1. Bake your cake.

Bake any flavor cake you want as you normally would. The bigger the cake you choose to cook, the more cake pops will come out of it. Let your cake cool and remove it from the pan.

2. Crumble your cake.

Take your cooled cake and crumble it into the bowl of your mixer. If there are any rough and hard edges/tops to your cake, it is recommended to trim those edge off and only be left with the moist, crumbly inside of your cake.

3. Mix your cake and buttercream.

Add about 1/2 cup of buttercream to your crumbled cake for each 10″ cake you have crumbled in your bowl. You can add or substract buttercream depending on how thick/soft your buttercream is. Mix your cake and buttercream well, until it is completely combined. You want your cake pop dough to be doughy and able to be formed into a ball.

4. Make the ball of your cake pop.

Take a 1″ scoop and scoop out your dough. After you have the correct amount scooped, form the dough into a ball using your hands. Place each of your new cake pop balls on a baking sheet with marchment paper. When finished making the cake pop balls, wrap the baking sheet with plastic wrap and place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 20 minutes. (The cake pops do not need to be completely frozen, but need to be slightly firm before removing them from the freezer.)

5. Melt your chocolate.

Using a microwave safe bowl, place your candy melt or chocolate into the bowl and in the microwave. Microwave the candy in intervals and do not overheat it. Continue to mirvowave until the candy is completely melted and smooth, but not too hot.

6. Make the cake pops.

Remove your cake pops from the freezer and unwrap them. Take a cake pop ball and place a treat stick into the center of the ball. Then, dip your cake pop into your candy melt until it it completely covered. Let any excess candy drip and then place the cake pop onto parchment paper. If adding sprinkles or anything to your cake pops, make sure you do so while the chocolate is still melted and has not harden yet.

7. Decorate!

Once your cake pops are hardened, decorate them as you wish. I like to tie ribbon the the candy sticks or drizzle more candy melt or chocolate on top of the cake pops. Decorate them to match your occasion!

8. Eat them all!!!

 

Thanks for reading. Comment below about how your cake pop experience goes. Happy baking!

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