Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Cake Pop Tutorial
Plus, a lot of my readers are not craft bloggers, and they will appreciate the tutorial. Cake pops are lots of fun and easy.
First, make a cake. Buy a good ol' box of cake mix and make the cake according to the directions.
Let it cool and then crumble up the cake into tiny, fine crumbs that look like this.
Take one canister of frosting and mix it into the cake crumbs until they are well blended. It looks like this when you are done.
Roll little cake balls and place them on wax paper. You will pop them into the freezer for about 15 minutes and then put them in the fridge. Throughout the process, I kept popping them into the freezer when mine got too soft and didn't hold the lollipop stick.
Melt candy melts in any color you like. You want them to be nice and melted--if it is too thick, your cake ball will come off the stick.
Dip a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate.
Place the stick into the cold cake ball. Then dip the ball into the chocolate. Do not stir the ball around in the chocolate or you will have it come apart. Simply spoon chocolate over the top that isn't covered.
Hold the cake pop in your left hand and, holding the cake pop over the chocolate, tap your wrist with your right hand. This will tap off any extra chocolate and get the drips to go away quickly.
While the chocolate is wet, add any sprinkles or decor.
Voila! You can display them pop down (use wax paper while drying), or you can place the sticks in a styrofoam sheet and have them actually look like lollipops. Either way, they are very festive and most people like a dessert that is easy to eat and not too big.
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