Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cake Pops - Birthday Party Favours

Having a get together or a party in the near future ? Then, cake pops are the right choice as party favours and definitely a delicious alternative to cupcakes. I made these cake pops for my daughter's 1st birthday party and became a bit hit.
I adapted this recipe from wildly popular blogger Bakerella. Cake pops are cute little cakes balls on a stick coated with candy melts of your choice and any sprinkles or decor. To make 5 nos, you need :

Plain cake any flavor 1 cup (crumbled)
Frosting any flavor 1 tsp
Candy melts or Chocolate (for coating)
Styrofoam block
Lollipop sticks
Sprinkles for decoration (optional) 

These adorable cake pops fit any occasion.

Step 1: Plain cake to be crumbled

Step 2:  Add frosting to the crumbled cake.

Step 3:  Mix well and divide into 5 equal portions. Roll into smooth balls by hand. Place it in the refrigerator for 15 mins.

Step 4:  Melt candy coating or chocolate according to the package directions. I melted these dark chocolate bars in the microwave for about 40 secs.

Step 5:  Dip about 1/2 inch of the tip of each lollipop stick into the melted chocolate.

Step 6: Insert straight into the cake ball, pushing it no more than halfway through.

Step 7:  Hold the cake pop by the stick and dip into the melted chocolate or use a spoon to cover the cake balls with enough melted chocolate and make sure its been coated evenly. Tap gently to remove any excess.

Step 8: Stick the cake pops into the prepared Styrofoam block. 

Step 9: Decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles.

Store the cake pops in airtight containers or cover them in small treat bags and tie with curling ribbons.

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