I have been reading Bakerella's blog for years and have always wanted to make her yummy cake pops. Basically, you make a box cake, crumble it up, mix in a jar of frosting, roll into balls, stick it on a lollipop stick, and coat in chocolate. It sounds so simple, yet so amazing! My roommate Amy and I decided to make Valentine's Day themed cake pops to give as gifts. We used a chocolate cake mix with cream cheese frosting and coated some in milk chocolate and some in white chocolate. We decorated the pops with an assortment of sprinkles.
|Chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting|
Bakerella suggests mixing the frosting into the cake crumbles with your hands. This was an incredibly sticky, messy process!
|Mixing cake and frosting|
After adding the frosting, the mixture was rolled into small balls, then placed on a cookie sheet and chilled for a few hours.
|Cake rolled into balls|
We were able to insert lollipop sticks into the first few cake balls, dip them into chocolate, and decorate them with sprinkles. After a few cake pops, the balls started to really fall apart and it just wasn't working at all. We even kept the balls in the fridge and pulled them out as we needed them. Oh Bakerella, you make it look so easy, what went wrong!?
We ended up just topping each cake ball with a teaspoon of chocolate and adding sprinkles. Serving them in a cupcake paper made them look great. The good thing is that no one will ever know that these were a disaster because they taste great and look pretty :)