Cake pops are a type of cake made to resemble a lollipop. To make them, cake crumbs are mixed together with icing. This mixture is then formed into little globes or squares before being coated with icing or other decorations. A lollipop stick is then attached to them. Cake pops are an ingenious way of repurposing leftover cake and cake crumbs, or a brand new cake baked just for that purpose.
How to Make Cake Pops
How to make cake pops is quite easy. Cake pops are probably one of the best but easiest treats to make. People love how they look like small lollipops and can also be made into any design or flavor to suit your needs. They are the ideal little indulgence that comes bite size. To create cake pops, many use any recipe, but instead use the ingredients in baking a typical cake with any flavor. Most recipes found on the web use cake mix, which is fine, instead of making cake batter from scratch to ease the preparation. Any flavor you like will do.
When you are done baking the cake, or when you have gathered leftovers from an existing cake which have been crumbled into pieces, mix these into a bowl of frosting. The mixture you get from this recipe is shaped into spheres, cubes or any other shape you fancy. Each shape is connected to a lollipop stick, and when the mixture hardens, you can decorate it with frosting, melted chocolate or sprinkles. . Make sure to use your clean hands to mix together the frosting with the cake. This step can be pretty messy. Form your cake pop batter into small shapes you like, about 3-4 tablespoons each. You don’t want them to be too big, just so they easily fit in the palm of your hand. There is no specific recipe to making a cake pop, but the secret lies on molding the cake mixture into a form you have in mind and decorating it. Simple shapes such as globes can be shaped by hand but complicated shapes will need special forming tools. Molding pans made of silicon and cookie cutters are common tools used in molding. Cake pops are great for parties and gatherings, served as a dessert or as an extra treat.
When you are done forming all your pops, chill them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or in the freezer for around 30 minutes to an hour. This specific recipe yields 50 cake pops. While these pops chill in the refrigerator, you may now get your sweet dips, melted chocolate and other supplies on hand. Dip each lollipop stick in the melted choco if that is your choice, or in any other dip and allow any excess to drip off the cake pop head before placing it inverted in a craft foam, or any other appropriate tray. You will have to leave the pops in the craft foam while the chocolate is still setting. You could also try and drizzle on a little bit more syrup after dipping all the pops, just to add texture and make them extra rich. Once you feel that the syrup is set, these are ready to serve to guests as yummy dessert treats! It’s really up to you to customize with different flavors as well as color combinations. You can even make your own cake pops recipe!
Try out making red velvet cake pops with a nice red velvet cake base. Cake pops have really become very popular in the last few years and for good reason. They are easy and fun to make and sure a delicious treat. This recipe has
Cake Pops Recipe – Red Velvet Cake Pops
Try out this heavenly red velvet cake pops recipe that will really wake-up your taste buds. We guarantee you will also have tons of fun decorating them with many different colors and other decorations.
¾ cup of self-rising flour
½ cup of caster sugar
¼ cup of cocoa
1/3 cup milk
75g of butter at room temperature
1 whole egg
1 tsp of vanilla essence
300g of white chocolate melts with a little to spare
250g of Red Ready to Roll Icing (fondant)
1 egg white
1 1/2 cups of powdered (confectionary) sugar
Red food coloring (in gel or paste form)**
First, put all the cake pop ingredients into a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes until all is well-combined. Next, place 1 tablespoon of mixture into each hole of a cake pop maker. Cook this for 4 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
Now, dip one end of lollipop sticks into chocolate and then insert into cake pops. This will help it to stick with the cake pops. You may now refrigerate this for 5 minutes to set.
You should also be melting the white chocolate in a bowl, following the manufacturer’s directions.
You should dip half of the cake pops one at a time into the melted chocolate. When you lift it out hold each stick over the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip down. Allow these to stand in a glass or piece of foam and to set at room temperature.
After that, knead the fondant until it becomes smooth. Roll this on a piece of baking paper to around a thickness 3mm. Make round cuts from the icing using an 8cm round cutter. With each cut-out and one at a time, wrap icing around each remaining cake pops, sealing each at the lollipop stick area. If there is any excess, cut away and smooth the surface with your fingers. Allow each to stand in a glass.
To create red royal icing, sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the egg white to loosen. Mix in the sifted icing sugar slowly, a little at a time, stirring gently until it smoothens. Now add food coloring and mix until everything combines. With a spoon, place a little amount of the red royal icing on top of the now set cake pops. Allow it to drip down the sides on purpose. Embellish the remaining cake pops with the excess melted chocolate and red royal icing by sprinkling it over the set cake pops.
These are guaranteed to be absolutely delectable desserts! It’s really up to you to create your own original cake pop variations, however, if you just want to be guided by a tried and tested recipe, Cake Pops by Bakerella could be a good place to check out a pretty amazing cake pops recipe and design.