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!
Start by baking a boxed cake mix and let cool completely.
Crumble up the cake.
Add frosting to the cake crumbles (about a can of frosting) and mix together.
Put mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Roll mixture into balls, I also rolled and shaped them into egg shapes.
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.
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.
Dip the cake balls into the melted mixture I dipped the bottom first so the stick would be secure
and then added the stick and dipped the top.
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.
I decorated my egg shaped cake pops like Easter eggs- how fun would they be in an Easter basket?
And I kept the round cake pops simple with colorful sugar sprinkles
I used a variety of different sprinkles to decorate all the cake pops.
Last, I used little candy bags and ribbon to seal up the pops.
They are just so pretty and delicious- perfect for a spring party, Easter treats or just a fun dessert!