Cakepops – basics

Today I start the project {english recipes} on my blog and at first I want to introduce you into the art of cakepops. These are cute little cake balls put on a lollipop stick and then decorated in the most adorable ways.

What do we need to start?

  • Cake mixture for chocolate cake
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • lollipop sticks
  • candy coating (I prefer Wilton’s Candy Melts)

How do we start?

  1. The most easy part is: baking the cake mixture. After your cake is ready, it needs to cool a little bit.
  2. During that time you can start with the frosting. Just mix the icing sugar and the butter to a smooth mass.
  3. Take a large mixing bowl and crumble the cake into the bowl. If there are any hard pieces from the cake’s surrounding, just sort them out.
  4. Add the frosting to the crumbled cake and mix these two up until the mixture is moist.
  5. Then roll little balls (about 1 1/2 inch) and put them on wax paper or a plate.
  6. Put the little cakeballs into your fridge over night or into the frezer for about 15 minutes.
  7. After your cakeballs have a solid state, you take them out of the fridge and start melting your candy melts.
  8. Now the dipping part starts. Take a lollipop stick and dip its tip about 1/2 inch into the melted candy coating. Then carefully insert the stick into the cakeball (no more than halfway). Wait half a minute for the candy coating to dry and to fix the lollipop stick. Then you can dip the entire cakeball into the coating. Let drain excess coating and place your cakepops either in a cakepop stand or stick them into styrofoam, so they can dry.

That are the basics. And from here, you can do whatever you want to do with your cakepops: cookie monsters, halloween stuff, reindeers, penguins…there are no limits.

i hope you enjoyed these first instructions and keep on baking,

love,

Vicky

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