The Continuance of Cake Pops


A little bit of heaven on a stick. Chocolate encased in chocolate. Just a few ways to describe those little delights called cake pops. Remember this post about holiday inspired cake pops? Remember how excited I was about showing you the result and didn’t show you the process? Well now it is time for the process and many salivating pictures.

The past few weeks have seemed to need a lot of cake pops. Many special occasions happened and cake pops were needed at all. No, no one requested it. I just thought it was needed. But let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start…ahh The Sound of Music). First, just bake a sheet cake just like it says on the box.

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Mmm, don’t you want to eat it right now? NO! Don’t do it. We will make it even better but first it has to get a little messy. It is time to grab a fork and fork up that cake until it is a pile of fluffy crumbs.

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Now, if you are in need of a little taste test, you can take it here. There will be some big chunks of the crustier outside. Feel free to eat those as a little snack, Now its time to make it double chocolate (or double vanilla). Grab your favorite flavor of icing – both chocolate and vanilla work. I tend to go double chocolate! Spoon up a big glob of that icing and start to mix it! This is where it gets tempting to just stop and start spooning it up.
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The finished product should not be too wet but malleable enough to form into balls. Putting the whole can of frosting in usually works – never more but sometimes less.

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Now it is time to round it into about 1 inch balls. Once those are done, make sure to give them time to firm up in the refrigerator. Since it takes so long to get to this point I usually make these before one day and then finish up the fun, decorating part.

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Now we can skip back to the holiday cake pop post to pick up the rest of the steps. To give you a quick run down, gather colored melting chocolate, lollipop sticks, and any sprinkles and decorating icing. All of these can be found at craft stores or Walmart (don’t hate me that I put Walmart in my post – I am trying to be frugal). Melt the chocolate, dip one end of the stick into the chocolate, and then into the cake. Now dip the whole ball into the chocolate. This is where you lose the ball if you don’t let them firm up. Note: if you put them in the freezer and then directly begin this process the whole chocolate will crack in the hardening process as it expands in the unfreezing process. Then it is time for decorating – sprinkles, icing, whatever moves you!
Ready for some final products? I am! First up, we had a going away party for someone at work who got a different job. He worked in Information Systems and the pops were decorated accordingly. This also shows how you can write messages!
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If you can’t read it, it says “Thank You Gary” and “BCPSA”.
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(Note: if you use Styrofoam, it has an expiration date as the holes get big after a few uses. The result is floppy cake pops that make it hard to display. Huge fan of the white cardboard stand I found at the store specifically for cake pops!)
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So these might have been a fail. Look at the green on green. I wrote “Info” and “Sys” on two cake pops and then I tried to draw a phone and computer on the two in the middle. Bet you couldn’t tell what those pictures are without me telling you!

Next event: another friend getting a new job! Does this mean the economy is turning around?! I surprised her with her own special cake pops!

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“Congrats Katie” it reads!
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Tried to make it a little fun!
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Tried to get artsy to make up for the yellow cake pops in my yellow tinted kitchen when taking pictures at night, meaning no natural light to offset the yellow. Don’t know if it worked except to show the drips!

Final occasion, a cookout to celebrate spring. So I thought I would keep them simple and colorful!

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Whew! That was quite the cake pop tour! Hope you liked it. Maybe next time I fill get a little fancier … thinking Easter egg cake pops?!

  • Aww! I love the ones you made for Katie. So cute! I love cake pops. I made little farm animals once, that was fun!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks! I wish you could have been there to celebrate! That is awesome about the farm animals! I haven't gotten that fancy yet. Do you have any pictures?ReplyCancel

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