The Cake Pop Adventure

Okay, so I stumbled across this (and this) cake pop tutorial and decided that I had to try them out.  My first attempt didn’t turn out as disastrous as I thought it would!  I had originally planned on making “Golden Snitch” cake pops in honor of tonight’s double-feature of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, buuutt it turns out I’m not quite talented enough to get all fancy with my cake pop decorating just yet.

Here are the puppies after 2 hours of sitting in the fridge.

Mistake #1: I made them way too big.  When it was time to frost them, they kept sliding off the sticks because they were too heavy.  Mistake #2: When I dipped the stick in the candy coating and put the stick in the cake balls, I didn’t wait long enough for the candy to harden before frosting the entire cake ball.  That’s another reason why they slid off the sticks.

This was the very first cake pop that I frosted.  It turned out great!  The second one was eaten because it wasn’t as pretty :) (see how I dyed the candy coating yellow for the ‘snitch’?)

After I ran out of yellow coating I just did the rest of them plain white and added these cute rainbow sprinkles that I found in the cupboard.

My shopping list:

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 can of Pillsbury cream cheese frosting
  • 2 packages (16 oz each) of Meijer brand European Style candy coating
  • 1 bag of craft sticks (because Meijer didn’t have candy sticks)

I’ll definitely be making these again soon.  Next time I think I’ll try strawberry cake mix with cream cheese frosting…yum!

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3 Comments to “The Cake Pop Adventure”

  1. Hi Alex, thanks for the link! I love the rainbow colors. Hope you don’t mind if I keep reading! :)

  2. Isn’t making cake pops fun? Good job! The rainbow colors are so cheerful!

  3. my trick is to let the cake pops cool i have the bake pops pans 2 of them once they are cooled i stick a 6 inch lollipop stick inside some of the chocolate then i push halfway through i let them stay in the fridge for 15 minutes then i dip into chocolate. i find that if you have coffee mugs lying around they make the best dunk methods for the cake pops, my bowls are not deep enough and i can get 6-7 dunked in one batch of melted chocolate. you can get the sticks at your local acmorre or michaels. i also live about 10 minutes away from mom and pop store and all she sells is cake and candy making supplies, boxes bags, lollipop sticks sugar decorations candy molds and much more. i often find these non chain candy supply stores carry more than the chains do google candy supply stores with your state and see what comes up

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