I first saw cake pops at a wedding fair the other weekend and thought they were a brilliant idea so when I got home I Goggled them and found this website Bakerella and inspired me to have a go. So I decided to make them for My Friends Birthday. If you want to have a go here is what you do.
WHAT YOU NEED - Chocolate cake mix, Chocolate Icing (Betty Crocker Frosting is best but you can make your own), Lolly pop sticks, White or Milk Chocolate for melting and decoration 100’s and 1000’s etc
First thing you do is make a sponge cake I did a chocolate one, once it’s cooked and cooled crumble it into a large bowl you can do this by rubbing two pieces of cake together or you can put it in a food processer.
Once you have the crumbs add half the pot of the frosting and with the back of a metal spoon combine. Once mixed together you will be able to roll into balls or other shapes if you prefer once moulded place on a baking tray and put into the fridge for 1 hour or freezer for 15 mins DO NOT LET THEM FREEZE.
While your cake balls are firming up melt the chocolate either in a microwave or in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water the bowl you melt your chocolate in needs to be quite deep so you can dunk the cake pops.Take a few balls out the fridge at a time (if you have them in a freezer take them out and put the in the fridge). Dip the end of a stick into the chocolate and then into a cake ball then dip the cake pop into the chocolate till it is completely covered. DON’T SWIRL IT ROUND just dunk it pull it out and let the excess drip off tap gently and decorate with sprinkles or leave to harden and decorate with more chocolate, if the balls are cold enough the chocolate should harden quite quickly.