How to Make Cake Pops

I’ve had my eye on Cake Pops for quite a while now.  I’ve looked them up time and time again online and finally this year for Easter, I decided to make my own Springtime version of Cake Pops!

Springtime Cake Pops

Here’s my recipe for how to make Cake Pops!  I’m just going to provide you with the very basic “how to” but let your imagination run free with your own decorating ideas!!  For mine, I used a strawberry cake mix, cream cheese icing, and three different colors of candy melts.  I then also drizzled my cake pops with alternating colors for an added layer of texture and color.  I purchased a little basket with “Garden” written on it from AC Moore as well as a styrofoam ball to secure them in.  Perfect presentation!!  They were definitely a hit with the family for Easter!

Inside of a Strawberry Cake Pop

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of cake mix.  (Any flavor you decide)
  • Any ingredients that the cake box lists.
  • 1 cup of icing (Any flavor you decide.  I just went with a simple store bought kind)
  • Lollipop Sticks (can be purchased at a local craft store)
  • Candy Wafer Melts – I bought three 14 oz. bags – I didn’t use them all, so if you are just going with one color, you could probably get away with two bags.  The microwavable kinds are also very easy to use!
  • Styrofoam blocks.
Directions:
  • Bake your cake according to the directions on the box.
  • Let your cake cool completely.
  • Crumble your cake up!! (I just broke apart my cake and put it in my mixer to bust it up even more.  This part was fun!  I have never destroyed a cake before!!)
  • Add 1 cup of icing to the cooked and broken up cake.  Blend well.  (This will give it a slightly sticky texture).
  • Mold your cake into ball shapes.  Place onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to firm up.
  • Melt a small amount of candy.  Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the chocolate and then press the stick about 3/4 of the way into the ball.  Do this with each ball.  Place back into the refrigerator to harden.  This will ensure that the sticks stay in your balls!
  • When you are ready to decorate, follow the instructions on your candy wafer melts to quickly and easily melt your candy.
  • Dip each cake pop into the melted candy so it is covered completely.  You may want to tap it on the side of your dish to eliminate any excess candy.  Place each cake pop standing up into a styrofoam block until the candy hardens.  This will make a nice hard outer shell.
  • Your cake pops can be finished right here if you want them to be!  They will be smooth and simple.  OR you can drizzle extra melted candy onto them like I did for extra texture.
  • Store in the refrigerator until serving.  One batch made about 40 cake pops for me!
Cake pops are the perfect ending to a meal.  It gives you just that little bite of sweetness you need with not being too large of a portion!  And they’re fun!!
 

xoxo, Food Marriage

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