Cake pops are tiny bite-size cake balls prepared with cake and frosting, and they are the centre of attraction for kid’s during birthday celebrations.
You can even call them Cake Lollipops!!
The best part about making cake pops is that we don’t need special moulds. Homemade cake, homemade icing, sprinklers, chocolate and lollipop sticks… that’s all you need!
Preparing cake pops is a lot of fun and we can involve kids in the whole process.
Kids have vivid imagination and we can let them use their favorite sprinklers, crushed cookies, colors for theme based birthday parties and with colourful royal icing they can draw their favorite cartoon characters on cake pops.
You don’t really have to bake a cake for preparing cake pops – you can use left over cake from the fridge. Usually, for cake pops butter cake is better, but if it is not butter cake then also we can use it along with buttercream frosting or chocolate ganache (truffles consistency). Dark Chocolate Ganache
Preparing Cake Pops is not a difficult task but there are a few points that you need to keep in mind.
Points to Remember:
- Cake dough should be chilled while rolling cake pops. Cold dough is helpful in keeping the pop’s shape perfect.
- Use measuring spoon to get same sized cake pops.
- Before inserting stick in the cake pop, dip the stick in melted chocolate first. It will help cake pop to get glued to the stick.
- You can use melted white or dark chocolate or white or dark chocolate ganache to coat cake pops.
- Use oil based colours to add colors in white chocolate. Chocolate will seize if you will use water based colours.
- After some time melted chocolate will start becoming thick, so heat it again for a few seconds in the microwave.
- After rolling cake pops, keep them in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
- If you have a big batch of cake pops to prepare, then let the half batch remain in the fridge. It is very important that while dipping pops in melted chocolate they are chilled.
- If you want to add two colours in one cake pop, then first dip in one colour, let it dry completely and then dip into another colour.
- How and where to keep cake pops? I will give you a very simple solution. Don’t throw away the thermocol sheets within various packets that you get during shopping (online or otherwise). Thick thermocol sheet will hold your pop sticks nicely. If you are preparing cake pops for some celebration, then you can decorate these thermocol sheets too.
- If you don’t have thermocol sheet, use your cup cake liners and the job is done!
Butter cake, Buttercream or Chocolate Ganache (truffles consistency), Sprinklers, white or dark chocolate, oil colours (optional), lollipop sticks, thermocol sheets or cupcake liners.
Crumble the cake in a bowl.
Add butter cream or chocolate ganache and mix it nicely with cake crumbs.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep it in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours. Later, take out the bowl from the fridge and with the help of measuring spoon take a little quantity of the cake dough and prepare round shaped pops.
Keep these pops in a bowl covered with cling wrap back in the fridge till they are nicely chilled.
To melt chocolate, use microwave or double boiler method. Keep sprinklers ready in different bowls. Take out cake pops from the fridge.
First dip the lollipop stick 1/2 inch in the melted chocolate.
Now insert cake pop in this stick and dip it in bowl of melted chocolate. Let the chocolate drip off a little over the bowl.
If you feel that chocolate coating is very thin, you can do second coating also. Remember that cake pops are chilled, so melted chocolate settles down very fast. Before it becomes dry, coat cake pops with sprinklers of your choice and stick them upright on the thermocol sheet or place them on cupcake liners. Finish all your cake pops in the same way.
Aren’t they glorious and gorgeous!!!
You must be having leftover cake in the fridge from Christmas celebrations. Try these colourful cake pops and welcome 2020!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year !!!