Friday, February 1, 2013

Cake Pops

Happy February and Happy International Cake Pop Day! 

There is a food holiday for just about every day of the year and I don't normally follow them.  In fact, I had no idea it was Cake Pop Day until I opened Google Reader this morning.  Never heard of a cake pop?  Well, they are just cake balls on a stick!  Cake balls are cake crumbs mixed with frosting, shaped, then dipped in a chocolate coating.  They are perfect little bite-size desserts.

I recently had an order of cake pops for a baby shower (twins!) so I might as well share them today of all days.  I thought they turned out really cute.

**I'm available to bake for you!
Email me to get things started: sarah [at] sarahberridge [dot] com**

Cake Pops
Inspired by Bakerella

Cake Balls (left uncoated)
Chocolate or candy melts
Vegetable oil or melted shortening (optional, may be needed to thin the chocolate, add a little at a time)
Candy Sticks
Cake Pop Stand* (optional, but necessary if you don't want a flat top)

*You'll need somewhere to put the cake pops and if you don't have a stand you can easily make one.  Buy some thick foam board (found in the floral section of a craft store).  I used 2" thick 1'x3' and it worked well for large batches.  Poke holes with a candy stick about 2" apart being careful to push straight down and to not go all the way through the bottom.
  1. Roll and chill cake balls (Go here for recipe and instructions)
  2. Dip the stick about 1/4"-1/2" into melted chocolate, then stick halfway into cake ball. There will be a little chocolate that comes out around the stick.
  3. Let the chocolate set.
  4. Melt chocolate/candy melts
  5. Dip your cake pops. Make sure you cover the little bit of choclate that was popping out around the stick.  Swirl and lightly tap to get off excess coating.
  6. If using sprinkles, add them now before the coating hardens.
  7. Chill and let cake pops harden.
  8. Add decorations (swirls, baby feet, etc).
  9. Let coating harden before packaging the cake balls.
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  1. These look great! I'm totally linking to you for this idea. I love cake pops, but I've never made them myself.

  2. They look great!!! I'm trying to decide if I need cake or cake pops for my wedding shower :)

  3. So cute, baby shower cake pops are my favorite to make too! I love the little feet

  4. OMG! I am salivating!!!! They look phenomenal. I have had cupcake cones before (similar idea) with the cake baked into an ice cream cone...also another great idea--but WHOA sugar rush. These cake pops are just the right amount of sugary deliciousness! :)

    1. I love cupcake cones!! We always had them for birthday parties in school. I might have to try making some now that you reminded me of them.

  5. Recipe sounds good.
    I want to try this Cake Pops this Valentine.
    Thanks for sharing.

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