Cake pops and cake balls are so up my alley I can't believe I had never made them before. You can almost make cute cake pops out of any cake and bind the mixture with a frosting of your choice. I found that 4 to 5 heaping tablespoons of frosting was enough to bind the crumbs of one large cake made from a "Super moist" store bought cake mix. If you've made anything that requires rolling such as meatballs then you already know how to make cake balls/pops. I chose to dip the pops in semisweet chocolate since boxed cake mix and store bought frosting are already on the sweet side for me. After looking at pictures online I couldn't make up my mind as to how to decorate my pops, so I made sheep, owls, cat's, and regular sprinkled pops. Please come back and see me and I will show you how to make "Owl" cake pops on a seperate post.
1 box cake mix
1 can frosting (I used chocolate)
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
Assorment sprinkles to decorate
Step 1. Bake the cake per box directions.
Step 2. In a large bowl crumble the cake into fine crumbs.
Step 3. Add enough frosting to hold the crumbs together, I used approximately 1/2 cup frosting.
Step 4. Measure the crumbs into a small icecream scooper and roll into smooth balls. Place each rolled cake ball onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 5. Refrigerate the cake balls for approximately 1 hour before inserting the sticks.
Step 6. In a double broiler melt the semisweet chocolate. Dip the icecream stick about half inch into the melted chocolate and insert into the cake ball half way through. Place each ready made pop back on the baking sheet and refrigerate for an additional hour.
Step 7. Return the chocolate onto the double broiler and heat until melted.
Dip each cake pop into the chocolate, shake on any excess chocolate my lightly tapping the popcicle stick against the rim of the chocolate pan.
Step 8. Once dipped insert each pop into a styrofoam block until all pops have been dipped.
Step 9. Decorate each pop with sprinkles and cool for a few hours before eating.
Here's a beautiful way to display the pops or a neat gift to give to friends. Simply place a styrofoam block in a gift bag and insert the pops. I decorated the popcicle sticks because I'm simply cool like that. :P
Color splash my Pops please!
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