A cake pop goes by many names – cake pops, cake-on-a-stick, cake balls, tiny bites of heaven. Basically, a cake pop is cake mixed together with frosting, covered in candy coating, on a lollipop stick. Mmmmmm – there’s not a single word in that last sentence that isn’t yummy! They do require some effort, but it’s soooooo worth it.
What you’ll need:
|a baked cake||canned frosting|
|candy coating (found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)||vegetable oil|
|lollipop sticks (found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)||a rectangle piece of styrofoam (found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)|
|cellophane treat bags and fun ribbon (optional)|
Now you can jazz up your cake pops. The pop on the left was supposed to be an apple, but it looks like a tomato. I stuck a small piece of pretzel for the stem while the candy coating was still wet and attached the eyes. You can add sprinkles while the coating is still wet. The cake pop on the right has candy coating striped on the top. To do that, pour melted coating into a Ziploc bag, snip off the corner and swing your hand back and forth over the cake pop while squeezing the bag. You WILL drizzle some on the styrofoam but that’s OK. Or cover your plain pop with a plastic treat bag and tie with fun ribbon to match whatever occasion you’re celebrating.
Ta-daa! Once you bring these to your next function, people will be asking you to bring them everywhere you go!