Valerie's StoryThis is my trial run on cake pops. For this first effort, I used a cake mix. I was surprised at how well they turned out.
These are more time consuming than difficult. The most difficulty was getting the icing on the pops without them falling off the stick.
I packaged them real pretty and asked four friends to be my testers on the cake pops and brownie pops.
The picture is actually cake pops and brownie pops. I made both.
lemon cake mix
vanilla or chocolate bark
candy sprinkles, colored sugar, chocolate jimmies (optional)
cake pop sticks
1Bake cake as directed on box. Cool completely.
2Crumble cake into large bowl.
3Mix cake crumbs thoroughly with 2/3 or up to 1 can of the frosting. Use hands or mixer.
4Roll mixture into little balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. I used a mini ice cream scooper to keep the balls uniform.
5Place cake balls in refrigerator and chill for several hours or 15 - 30 minutes in the freezer.
6After the cake balls are chilled, melt some of the bark according to directions; dip stick in the icing and place in the cake ball.
7Continue until all cake balls have sticks. Refrigerate again until sticks set (10-15 minutes)
8Melt rest of the bark, rolls cake balls in icing, carefully tap off extra icing
9If decorating with sprinkles, pearls or colored sugar, do so immediately after dipping in icing. The icing sets quickly.
10Push sticks into styrofoam block, space pops so they won't touch.
11Let cake pops set completely
Valerie Johnson ValerieJ - Feb 21, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe.
Stephanie Dodd skeen - Feb 21, 2011
OMG Valerie; these are beautiful; great presentation. They really look good; thanks for posting!!
Carole F BakersQueen - Feb 21, 2011
These do look wonderful, Valerie! I know the work that goes into making these pops. It isn't easy and very time consuming if you want a good result. It is hard to get the sticks to hold in the cake balls though..I use melted chocolate, and it still happens at times, it will TEST you, lol. Nice job...they are beautiful!