Unless you have been living under the rock for the past few years, then there’s a good chance that you have seen, heard of and eaten a cake pop. These small balls of cake and frosting were the rage especially in the early part of the decade.
Yes, gone are the days when the sweet treats you’ll see and taste at parties were limited to the usual suspects like cakes and ice cream. Cake pops in particular have become hugely popular because these are very easy to prepare, as you would realize after reading this article.Moreover, the person who thought of making cake pops (whoever he or she is) should be credited for coming up with a great way to use leftover cake. Instead of throwing remaining cake, why don’t you just make them into these incredibly delicious little morsels?
Cake pops have become so huge that even Starbucks has been selling them. I guess this is the ultimate testament to its popularity. And why not? Cake pops are the quintessential bite-sized desserts. Kids and even adults with small hands should not have any problems holding and eating them wherever they may be.
And because these are made from cakes, who can argue that cake pops are oh-so mouthwatering?
Tips in Making Cake Pops
Before we get to our recipe, let me share with you some of the tricks in making the perfect cake pops:
Don’t put too much frosting
There are some cake pop recipes that would let you add frosting to the cake pop crumbs to create the cake ball dough. That’s good, but just don’t add too much frosting as it can cause the balls to fall off the sticks.
How would you know that you have put just the right amount of frosting? Well, aside from following what the recipe calls for, I would suggest that you start with just a small amount of frosting. Slowly add more until the mixture becomes clay-like in consistency.
Don’t make the balls too big
I know that it can be very tempting to make big cake pops because they can attract attention. But the downside is that big cake balls can be too heavy, and thus can fall off the sticks. You can use a scoop to measure the cake dough before rolling it.
Ensure that the cake balls won’t fall off the sticks
You can dip the latter into candy coating. The hardened candy coating basically acts as a glue and can prevent the cake pops from falling off.
Basic Cake Pops Recipe
This recipe isn’t the easiest to do as it can take you about an hour or so. But you will eventually realize that it would be worth the time and effort.
That’s how easy it is to make your own cake pops. Are you now excited to start? But before you do, please share this article first on your social media accounts. I want more people (especially the aspiring bakers and cooks) to realize how easy it is to make cake pops.