A Homemade Dessert: Cake Pops!

Whether you’re an avid baker, or just looking for an alternative to the typical cupcake, you love these delicious Cake Lollipops. Not only are these treats uber yummy, they are also the perfect size for any Holiday Party.

You will need:

  • A cake, fully baked
  • 2 cups (16 oz) frosting
  • decorating sugars
  • melting chocolates
  • lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam
  • melon baller (optional)

You will find a good portion of your ingredients right in your kitchen cabinets. First things first, you need a baked cake. This can be homemade, from a box, or even purchased from a store whichever you prefer. You will also need frosting, which can be homemade or store bought as well (for this example I used some homemade buttercream I had lying around, but I usually use store bought canned frosting). Be sure to have about 2 cups (16 oz) on hand, although you most likely will not use it all. The next few ingredients can be found at ANY craft store: decorating sugars, melting chocolate, lollipop sticks and Styrofoam. Lastly, a small melon baller definitely comes in handy when forming evenly portioned balls, although this is not a necessity.

Once cooled, divide the cake into quarters. The next step is great after a long day, because you can totally get your frustration out. Pretty much the next step is to completely destroy the cake. You want the cake to be crumbs, as fine as you can get it. Mix in your frosting, a tablespoon at a time. You want the crumb/frosting mixture to feel like a dough. MIX IT TOGETHER WITH YOUR HANDS. A spoon just can’t cut it in this situation.

Divide/Scoop the mixture into small balls. Make sure to roll them in your hands. Place the balls of cake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment don’t worry, tin foil works too! Immediately place them into the fridge. Leave them there for at least 2 hours, ideally over night.

Place melting chocolates in a small bowl. Next I will divulge the best chocolate melting tip I’ve ever come across! Microwave the chocolate on defrost, 30 seconds at a time. Make sure to mix the chocolate at each interval. As tedious as this may seem, this is a very crucial step especially if you are melting white chocolate. Dip the lollipop sticks in chocolate, just a small amount. Push the stick into each cake ball and allow the chocolate to harden. Thus, a cake pop is formed!

Be sure to have your styrofoam and all decorating sugars ready before you begin the next step. Dip each cake pop into the melted chocolate and tap off any excess. Next, simply sprinkle sugar all around, creating a Wintery/Holiday decoration. Force the stick into the styrofoam and allow time for the chocolate to harden, this shouldn’t take all that long.

And you’re done! You can arrange these pops in a vase, or wrap each individually with cellophane and hand them out.

These pops totally allow you to use your personality. Don’t enjoy white chocolate? You can melt store bought frosting (in a microwave safe bowl). Don’t celebrate Christmas (thus no interest in the green and red)? You can decorate with any sugar coloring you want, or with any other candies. Let your imagination go wild! Not only are these

These pops totally allow you to use your personality. Don’t enjoy white chocolate? You can melt store bought frosting (in a microwave safe bowl). Don’t celebrate Christmas (thus no interest in the green and red)? You can decorate with any sugar coloring you want, or with any other candies. Let your imagination go wild! Not only are these perfectly portion controlled treats cute, they taste great and will impress everyone!

Jamie Caccavaro I'm the typical twenty something living the dream: a post grad without a full time job working retail to pay the bills. I'm a popular culture fiend, who finds out more from twitter than from the news. In my free time, I bake and decorate cakes for my friends and family, priceless I know. Follow me on twitter! (@OhHeyJamie).

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2 Responses to “A Homemade Dessert: Cake Pops!”

  1. cookie

    Thanks J! You saved the day, I needed something cute and creative for my daughter’s tea party bday party. So glad you added pix and listed details and tips!
    -cookie

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