Cake pops are little balls of cake stuck onto lolly pop sticks and covered in chocolate and sprinkles, like so…
The kids and I spent a few hours this afternoon coating our cake balls in chocolate. A somewhat onerous task but the result is well worth it.
- Cake – any sort, ready made, packet, from scratch, bought…it really doesn’t matter.
- Cake Frosting – you can buy this in tubs from the cake aisle in the supermarket
- Cake Covering – I’ve read not to use chocolate as it doesn’t get runny enough
- Lolly Pop Sticks
So, once your cake’s made or taken out of the packet crumble it into fine crumbs. Mix with spoonfuls of the frosting at a time until it’s a doughy texture. Put it in the fridge for 15 minutes. Melt a small amount of cake covering. Roll cake mix into balls (about an inch big), dip the stick ends into the melted cake covering and stick them into the balls. Put them in the fridge again for another 15 minutes. Melt the rest of the cake covering. Take the balls out of the fridge and dip each ball into the cake covering. Turn them to the side and tap the excess covering off the ball on the side of the bowl (there’s a bit of a knack to this and the video below shows how to do it). Stick the lolly stick into a piece of foam or old egg box and place in the fridge to set. That’s it! If you want sprinkles put them on when the covering is wet but not dripping.
It’s easy, it’s fun and it uses loads of dishes.
Just to prove how easy it is, the kids made these ones for their dad who is grafting away at a Craft Fair at Penicuik High School today….note our use of the egg box because we couldn’t get the sticks to stand up properly in the foam! The ones on the right were made by a four year old and the ones on the left by a seven year old….like I said…easy!
And here’s how from an expert…