After I paid several dollars for a single Cake Pop at a tea shop the other day, it dawned on me that I had all the supplies to begin learning how to make these fun treats myself!
For Christmas last year, my friend Ashly had given me a copy of the book "Cake Pops" by Angie Dudley, also known as "Bakerella" (who blogs at bakerella.com). It is a great how-to book, packed with step-by-step photos and instructions and lots of inspiration, too!
I first had a Cake Pop about a year ago when a friend told me I should visit a local bakery and try their "Cake on a Stick." It was soooo good, and I loved the fact it was a small treat, not as guilt-inducing as, say, a whole slice of Turtle Cheesecake. Then at Bible study one night, a friend showed up with "Cake Balls," which consisted of a crumbled up cake-mix cake mixed with 3/4 can of frosting, then dipped in icing. So here I have crumbled up my cake and am mixing it with frosting from a can. Super easy!
Here are the rolled-up balls of dough about to go in the freezer to firm up before dipping.
I used pink candy melts, and after dipping the balls into the candy coating, I placed the newly-made Cake Pops on a Styrofoam base to set.
Here is my first ever batch of Cake Pops (so please be kind!), drizzled with white icing.
And I didn't really have the proper supplies to do a great job on these, but surely I can practice until I learn to make cute Teapot Cake Pops! I flattened a red jelly candy and rolled up pieces of it for the handle, spout and knob, but surely there are better options. Licorice? Lifesavers, maybe? I'll be trying these again one day!
Do you eat or make Cake Pops? If so, please feel free to share your tips!