This deserves somewhat of a special announcement; after all, it is the birth of my FIRST CAKE POP! Could it be a tad rounder? Yup, but I forgive myself - I mean, come on, it was my first stab at this. Anyway, I think I will call him George. Not sure why but it suits.
I had been reading about these cute little treats for awhile now and finally took the plunge. I had some left over frozen cupcakes in the freezer and thought, why not?
First I went out and picked up this book:
I gave it a quick read to get the basics down and then I started "cake poppin'" !
I added some vanilla butter cream icing to the crumbled cake, rolled it into 1 inch balls and set them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then out they came, in went the lollipop stick and DUNK - right into a pot of melted chocolate candy melts. The finishing touch: sprinkles.
Easy? Yes but it does have a method to the madness. Your cake must be cool, not frozen, when dunking or it will crack when cooled. Your stick only goes in about 1/2 inch, no more! Your candy coating must be melted but not too hot or it won't set right. Plus, if it is too thick add a little bit of veggie oil. And for the type of cake, too moist and it tastes doughy so stick with a simple cake recipe !
Am I hooked? Actually, yes I am. I went out and stocked up on molds, decorations, edible markers, and a slew of candy melts. Excited to make the next batch ! Perhaps Easter treats for my kids classmates? Quite possibly! I do know that next time I will be making a homemade cake base, using flavor-infused melts and throwing in a touch of spring for good measure !
Stay tuned ...