Everyone loves cake pops; theyre fun, cute, and the perfect bite size treat. I decided to make these for valentines day to give out to my friends instead of just chocolates.
What you’ll need (probably from a craft store such as michaels or joanns)
-Melting Chocolate in any color youd like
-Lollipop or cake pop sticks
-Foam block helpful to keep the cake pops standing upright
-Your favorite box cake (I know, it feels like cheating to use box cake)
-Your favorite tub of frosting (I make my own cream cheese frosting instead)
Bake the cake as directed on the box and then let it cool. After cooling, crumble the cake or cut it in half and rub the halves together to make it into crumbs. After crumbling the cake, take 3/4 of the tub of frosting and mix that into the crumbs. Once that’s mixed, you can either start making your cake balls, or let sit in the fridge to harden a bit. I like to let mine harden so that its easier to form the balls. I use an icecream scoop to get the perfect amount of cake for each ball, and just roll it to a perfect shape. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and once they’re all rolled, place them in the freezer. I like to keep mine in the freezer for at least an hour and up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to dip them, take them out of the freezer and melt the chocolate in the microwave. It usually takes about a minute for the chocolate to melt, and I melt mine in increments of 25 seconds. Once completely melted, dip about 1/8 of the stick in the chocolate, and then stick it into a cake ball. The chocolate will help adhere the stick to the cake ball. Then dip the cake ball directly into the chocolate, emerging it completely. Pull it out, and tap the stick on the side of the mug to let the excess chocolate fall. Once the excess chocolate is off, you can stick the cake pop in the foam block. It’s as easy as that! I like to put remaining chocolate in ziploc bags and cut the corner to make cute little designs. Enjoy!