Kids love Cake Pops! We spent the day with junior reporter Sky Robinson to see how cake pops are made.
How to make Cake Pops with your Kids!
Cake Pops were made famous by Bakerella, cake pops also made their way into Starbucks and bakeries. Making then at home is a cinch and a great way to have fun with your kids. They are perfect for parties and can be decorated to match any party theme.
Here is what you need:
- Cake mix of your choice (or make your own)
- Chocolate for melting – milk or dark, your choice; and some white for decorating purposes (white chocolate is optional)
Steps to making Cake Pops
- Bake a cake. It doesn’t matter what type. Make the flavor that you enjoy most!
- Allow the cake to cool completely. After taking the cake out of the oven, be sure it is totally cool before you start transforming it into cake pops.
- Using either your hands or a spoon, take the cooled cake out of the pan and place it into a large bowl. Mix to break down the cake into fine crumbs. You can either mix it with an electric mixer, or use your hands. Make sure that all there is left is crumbs!
- Choose a flavor of frosting that you like. Add about half of it into the crumbs. Basically what you want is to form a doughy texture again. If you need to add more frosting, feel free to do so. Make sure it is all mixed and ensure that there is no part of the cake crumb mixture without frosting.
- Use a cookie scooper to scoop out little balls. Round them out with your hands; this is so they aren’t as sticky. Make sure that each forms a perfect little ball. You need them to be even when you are dipping them into chocolate.
- Put each cake ball onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. if you don’t have parchment paper you can also use oiled aluminum foil.Then place in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to firm up.
- Melt some chocolate in a double boiler. The chocolate that you use to cover strawberries is recommended.
- Dip the lollipop stick into melted chocolate then insert into the cake ball. Insert the stick into the little round balls a little less than halfway; just as far as it feels sturdy to hold is adequate.
- Dip The cake ball into the melted chocolate.
- Set aside to cool so that the chocolate hardens.
- Once they have cooled down, dip each cake pop into the melted chocolate one more time. This is to ensure that they are fully covered. Be very careful at this point––you don’t want the balls to break and fall into the chocolate. Gently tap them above the chocolate to remove any excess chocolate.
- Add sprinkles, frosting, or toppings as desired.
- Use the Styrofoam block to stick the cake pops into and for display.