I love cake. No… I LOVE cake. Imagine my swooning delight when I saw the happy union of cake and lollipops! I have got to say that the research that went into this post was delicious! I loved every bit of it. From reading other fellow cake lover’s experiences to the many tasty batches I made in an effort to make them pretty AND scrumptious!
What you will need:
- Cake Mix
- Wax Paper
- Lollipop Sticks (I used Paper Straws that I happened to have on hand) – you can find the lollipop sticks in the cake decorating aisle of Walmart or Michaels
- Candy Melts – also in the cake decorating aisle
Bake the cake in a 9 X 13 pan as per directions. Crumble the cake into your mixing bowl.
Mix with a half of a tub of frosting. You can let it mix for a while-producing a creamy concoction, or leave it a little crumbly like I did.
Form it into balls by rolling it in your hands. Set them on wax paper. Pop a stick/straw into each one and put into the freezer for a half hour or so.
Dip your still frozen cake pops into melted candy melts. You can dip them into sprinkles or leave them in their naked goodness!
Tidbits I learned through all of my trial and error:
You might want to thin the candy melts so the coating doesn’t end up too thick. You can do this by adding Canola oil one teaspoon at a time.
Don’t make the balls too heavy! They tend to pop off the stick when you dip them. Use a fork to support them if you need to.
After you dip them, you can either put them right back down on the wax paper, or you can preserve their roundness by finding something to put the sticks into, like a piece of Styrofoam as I did in the picture.
Mine were varying degrees of lumpy… I have no idea how the cake shops get them so smooth. Maybe they have a machine. But mine were delicious even with the lumps and bumps. I guarantee you that none of my taste-testing neighbors were thinking about the symmetry as they took their first bite!