Cake Pops are Popping!

Cake pops are everywhere. Recently, a lot cafes have began selling cake pops and they’re going fast! Basically, a cake pop is a perfect bite of cake on a stick, similar to a lollipop. They are usually a little bigger than most lollipops, and creatively decorated.  Cake pops make a great valentine’s treat for people of all ages, and make a perfect activity for the kiddos!  Get everything you need to make these (and more valentine’s day treats!) delivered to your door.  Stop waiting for a “time slot,” and get everything you need in minutes.

Cake Pops

Ingredients:

1 package of yellow cake mix (15.25 oz.)

1 cup of water

3 eggs

½ cup of vegetable oil

1 container of vanilla frosting (16 oz.)

1 package paper lollipop sticks

1 12×12 inch block of Styrofoam

1 package of vanilla almond bark (24 oz.)

1 package of sprinkles (as desired)

Be sure to take your cake pops to the next level with some of our other decorations! Use multiple types of frosting, different color sprinkles, and anything else you can come up with to truly set these apart. Use as little or as much as you like and have fun with it. Cake pops often have creative designs so use your imagination and make them shine!

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 inch cooking pan with oil, and set it aside Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the water, eggs, cake mix, and vegetable oil together. Use a high-speed mixer for this, and let it mix for about 2 minutes. Next, bake the cake in the oven for about 30 minutes. To determine if the cake is done, insert a toothpick into the middle of it. If the toothpick comes out dry, the cake is done. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 30 minutes before you remove it. Next, crumble the cake into a large bowl and mix with vanilla frosting. Tear off small pieces of the cake crumb/frosting (about 2 tablespoons) and form it into a ball. The cake ball should be about an inch in diameter at this point. Place the cake balls on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat this process until you run out of cake crumb mixture. When all the balls are formed and on the baking sheet, place the sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes. Melt the almond bark in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir the melted almond bark, because when you melt it the different ingredients in it may separate. Next, take a lollipop stick and insert it into the cake ball. Dip the cake pop into the melted almond bark, and cover with sprinkles. It only takes a minute or so for the coating to harden, so work quickly! The almond bark will likely need to be continuously heated while you work so it doesn’t harden while you are decorating the cake pops. Insert the other end of the lollipop stick into the Styrofoam block to allow it to harden. Do this with each cake pop.

Pro Tip: Fill a Ziploc bag with your favorite frosting and cut the corner of the bag off, allowing a narrow opening for the icing to come out. Use this to decorate the cake pops, or write romantic valentine messages on them!

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