How to Make Cake Pops

If you view my blog often, you will have seen several posts showing some really amazing cake pops.  Those aren’t mine.  :)  I wish they were, but they are not.  There is a woman who lives locally in the Dallas area who made them from her home kitchen but the business got bigger than she wanted to manage so she closed shop.  It was very unfortunate for me and many of my friends but as a result, I tried to make some for myself.  These aren’t bad, but they aren’t quite as amazing as hers.

Cake Balls

Start by baking a cake.  Take about 1/2 of the cake after it has cooled and crumble it up into a bowl.  Work with it until it is fine and evenly broken up.  Then take about 2 Tablespoons of whatever flavor of cake icing you choose and mix it into the baked dough.  You don’t want the dough to be too soggy, but just wet enough to clump together when you mold it into a ball.

Yes, I know, it looks like dog food.

Yes, I know, it looks like dog food.

Roll the dough into balls.

Cake Balls

Then melt a little bit of white chocolate or colored bark in a small cup.  You just need a bit of it to start.  Dip the tip if your cake pop stick into the melted chocolate and then insert it into your cake ball.  This helps the ball stay attached to the stick.  Then put them in the freezer for about an hour or so.

Cake Balls

Then melt about one cup of colored bark or white chocolate into a cup.  You will dip the frozen pops into the chocolate to cover them.  But be sure to work quickly because the chocolate hardens fast, so the decorations on them as fast as possible.

Easter Cake Pops

You can serve them upside-down on a platter, or use dry floral foam to stick them upright into a display.

Easter Cake Pops

While these pops I made were very cute for Easter, I recommend using white chocolate instead of the pre-colored bark.  The bark is thicker and super sweet and to me, overall the cake pops were just too sweet.  So try to get the covering as thin as possible and shake off as much excess as possible.

It’s so easy, even the boys helped me.  ;)

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And here are some cute Easter/ Spring cookies I made to go along with them.

Easter Cookies