Cake Pops

My recipe swap party was a huge success. We all had such a great time. One of the desserts I made were the ever popular cake pops from Bakerella. They turned out so cute. I do need to work on my piping skills, however. I had a styrofoam tree left over from a craft project from last year, so I decided to make a cake pop tree. I used chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Next time I am going to try for the red velvet/cream cheese combo. These were really tasty and super fun! I also posted the spread from our recipe swap below.

Cake Pops
Source: Bakerella
1 box cake mix
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wax paper
Candy melts or chocolate chips
Food coloring for icing
Vanilla Buttercream Icing (recipe link below).
Lollipop sticks

Make cake according to directions on box for a 13 x 9 cake. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)

Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)

Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.

Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.

Place in a styrofoam block to dry.

Once dry, decorate with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Everyone brought amazing dishes to the recipe swap! I can’t wait to make all of the recipes. We had pine bark, blueberry crumb cake, chocolate chip bundt cake, holiday hummus & homemade pita chips, and roasted red pepper dip. Then my pops, red velvet cookies, and cheese ball.

Aren’t these just the cutest plates, cups, etc! I found them at Target and knew they’d be perfect for our recipe swap party.

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  1. mamakrystal says:

    Sooo cute, I love it!!!!

  2. Everything looks great, but you cake pops are the star of the show!