Wednesday, March 23, 2011

spring cake pops

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If you haven't heard of or tried a cake pop- you are missing out! They are like a lollypop with cake in the middle and a hard candy coating on the outside and they are all the rage right now- they are EVERYWHERE! There are a number of ways to make them and of course I make mine the quickest and easiest way so I can save my time for creative decorating. Lately I have been playing around in the kitchen making cake pops and with Easter right around the corner I decided to make a batch with a spring and Easter theme!


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Start by baking a boxed cake mix and let cool completely.


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Crumble up the cake.


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Add frosting to the cake crumbles (about a can of frosting) and mix together.
Put mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.


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Roll mixture into balls, I also rolled and shaped them into egg shapes.

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Put the cake balls into the refrigerator for another hour or an even quicker option would be to put in the freezer for about 15 minutes.


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The next step is to melt Candy Melts (or even chocolate) to use for dipping. I used Candy Melts because they are easy to melt wafers for candy making, dipping and melting and are available at a variety of stores.

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Dip the cake balls into the melted mixture I dipped the bottom first so the stick would be secure


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and then added the stick and dipped the top.

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I used all kinds of colorful sprinkles to decorate the cake pops. Its a little tricky because you have to decorate before the candy coating hardens.


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I decorated my egg shaped cake pops like Easter eggs- how fun would they be in an Easter basket?


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And I kept the round cake pops simple with colorful sugar sprinkles


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I used a variety of different sprinkles to decorate all the cake pops.


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and I used a colander to hold the cake pops up while they hardened.


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Last, I used little candy bags and ribbon to seal up the pops.


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They are just so pretty and delicious- perfect for a spring party, Easter treats or just a fun dessert!

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