I recently discovered cakepops. If you haven’t tried them yet, they’re like little balls of heaven. Very rich though; you wouldn’t eat too many. They’re easy to make, but there are several steps with some waiting times in between so they are quite time consuming. The result is worth it though.
What you need:
- Cake, any type. Use a box of cake mix if desired.
- Buttercream or a tub of Betty Crocker Frosting.
- Greaseproof Paper.
- Cake pop sticks, lollipop sticks, bamboo kebab sticks or coffee stirrers.
- Milk chocolate for melting plus a little vegetable oil.
- White chocolate or sprinkles for decorating.
- Large piece of styrofoam (eg from the box a television came in)
- Crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Add a little of the buttercream or frosting at a time, mixing as you go. You want it to be the consistency of cookie dough.
- Using your (clean!) hands, roll the mixture into small balls and place them on some greaseproof paper on a tray. You can also use a meatballer. Put the tray of balls into the fridge or freezer for a little while to harden.
- Melt some chocolate. Dip the end of the stick into the chocolate, then push it halfway into a ball. The chocolate will help to stop the ball from coming off the stick. Leave for a few minutes to harden.
- Add a little vegetable oil to the melted chocolate, until you get a consistency that is suitable for dipping. Holding the stick, dip the ball into the melted chocolate, making sure to coat the whole thing. (Tip – use a tall, narrow container, as this will make it easier to completely submerge the cake pop.) Hold the pop over the bowl until the chocolate has stopped dripping. This will ensure you get a nice smooth surface.
- Leave the cakepop upright to dry by pushing the stick into a piece of styrofoam. If you don’t have any styrofoam, you can put the pops onto some greaseproof paper, but they will have flat tops instead of being fully round.
- When dry, drizzle some white chocolate over the cakepops. Leave to set and enjoy! Don’t forget to share (the recipients will be grateful!).
There are so many ways to decorate cakepops. I haven’t been too adventurous with them yet but you can find lots of inspiration elsewhere online.
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