Easy Cake Pops

Cake pops are just so stinking cute! I was excited to finally get to try these, but my goodness – they are time consuming! It took us pretty much all day to get these done (there were things we were working on of course), but they were so worth it the next day at the wedding shower. To figure out how to make these I looked up tons of cake pop recipes and got a general consensus of how other people have made them, and then decided how to proceed. Through the process I definitely learned some things, so hopefully I can pass my tips along to others looking to make these awesome little treats.

Easy Cake Pops

Kate Bro
Super simple and is perfect for parties, bridal & baby showers, or any other sweet gathering!
Assembly Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 45 cake pops

SUPPLIES

  • 1 pk sucker/cake pop sticks 50 ct
  • double broiler optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box GF cake mix
  • 2 cups frosting
  • 3-4 boxes bakers chocolate or almond bark

Instructions
 

  • Bake cake mix according to directions and let cool completely. Once cooled, crumble in large bowl, stir in frosting, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (chilling the mixture makes it much easier to shape into balls later)
  • Use a scoop or Tablespoon to create balls that are approx 1″ each. While making these balls, melt a small amount of the baking chocolate in the microwave. Dip the ends of the sticks into the chocolate and push them 1/2 – 2/3 the way into the balls.* Then place in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • After the cake pops have been freezing for about an hour(+), melt your chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave alternatively.) When the chocolate is completely melted, remove the cake pops from the freezer and lay out fresh parchment [wax] paper.
  • Next dip the cake pop in the melted chocolate, and tap the stick gently over the pan while rotating to remove excess chocolate – this will prevent the chocolate from pooling around the cake pop when you lay it down to harden. {if you aren’t going to display your pops laying down, place your pops in whatever display you have while they harden so they don’t get a flat side.}
  • Finally, decoration can be added if desired. Since we were using two different chocolates we just drizzled the opposite color on the pops (technically it was more of a fast shaking of the spoon, but you get the idea) after the shell hardened. If you want to add sprinkles it would probably be best right after dipping the cake pop so that they stick. 
  • We then put our cake pops back in the fridge to make sure they were completely firm before arranging. We went with a circular display for the Shower, but there are LOTS of other cute ways of arranging these things!
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We then put our cake pops back in the fridge to make sure they were completely firm before arranging. We went with a circular display for the Shower, but there are LOTS of other cute ways of arranging these things!

 

Overall, I was pretty happy with the end result (for my first attempt anyways) They weren’t quite as “clean” looking as I had hoped, probably in part due to drying flat instead of upright. Anyone else have experience with these things or any tips/suggestions for me? I would love to hear about some different ways of doing this. 🙂

 

 

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