|Funfetti Cake Pops|
|Red Velvet Pops|
A couple of weeks ago I made cake pops for the first time for my guy's bday BBQ. They were really fun to make and everyone loved them. They are simple to make, but just takes some time to go through all the steps. It took me about 2 hours to make all the pops over an 8 hour period, including prep, baking, cooling, and refrigerating.
|Here's what I used|
All you need is cake mix and frosting from the grocery store, candy melts (bought at Michaels), and lollipop sticks. I bought the Wilton Cake Pop book from Michaels which has all the basic steps, multiple recipes, and decorating ideas. I found this to be a great resource, and would highly recommend purchasing if you want to make some cake pops.
Basically all you do is bake a cake, crumble it, add frosting to the crumbled cake, roll that mixture into the ball, refrigerate, dip in candy melts, and decorate. Here are some photos of the process.
|Baked Funfetti cake|
|Add cake to the mixer (dry)|
|Mix and doesn't take too long to crumble|
|Add frosting and use mixer to mix it|
|This is how it looks, kind of like cookie dough|
|Rolled out balls|
|Melted candy melts in the microwave|
|With the sticks|
After about an hour I removed and swirled the cake pops in melted candy melts. This gave the pops a hard candy shell. In the beginning I found that candy melts were really thick and it wasn't easy to move them through the bowel of candy melts. I read online you can add a little vegetable oil to thin it out and this seemed to to the trick.
For some of the pops I added sprinkles or candies right after I dipped them in the candy melts. This way the candy melts were still soft and the sprinkles adhered and didn't fall off. And another trick in the book and that I read online was to place the finished pops in a Styrofoam block. Keeps them upright and easy to serve them on this as well.
These were really fun to make and looking forward to making them again. There are some great decorating ideas online and in the Wilton book.
Thanks for stopping by and please email me with any questions. As always please leave a comment if you would like, and till next time....