Cake Pops – The Basics

March 16, 2012

Cake Pops!!

What are they, you ask? They are only the most delectable and cutest cake treats in bite-size form!! These adorable desserts are becoming the talk of the baking town but not all of us are sure of how to make them.  Have no fear, after you are done reading this, you too, can make creative and delicious cake pops!  I am going to give you the steps you need to make a basic cake pop.  Once you have the basics down, you can try many different shapes and designs and techniques.  Lets get started:

What you will need:

1 Box of Cake Mix (your choice)

1 Can of Frosting (your choice)

1lbs Wilton Candy Melts (any color/flavor you desire)

*I used two bags of Wilton Yellow Candy Melts for this demo*

Wax Paper

Cookie Sheet

1 Package of Lollipop Sticks

Decorations of your choice

Optional: (but helpful) Cookie scoop

Steps:

1. Bake cake according to directions in a 9×13″ baking pan.  After cooked, let cool completely.

2. Crumble cake (using your hands) into a large bowl.

3. Add a can of frosting to the crumbled mixture using the back of a large spoon to mix the icing into the cake mix. Add a few tablespoons at a time as to not over saturate the cake.  The consistency when the cake is ready should be similar to that of a ground beef mixture when making meatballs.

4. Once you are happy with the consistency, you can then use a spoon or a cookie scoop to measure out equal amounts of cake and roll using your hands, to make balls.

5. Place your rolled cake balls onto a wax covered cookie sheet and place in the fridge or a cool place for 10-15 minutes.

6. Once chilled, you can prepare your candy melts by microwaving in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure your bowl is not too deep as it will make it more difficult to keep your pops on their sticks.

7. Once your chocolate is melted, take your cake pops out of the fridge, and dip the end of each lollipop stick into the melted chocolate.  This will ensure the stick and cake ball stay together when rolling in the chocolate.

8. Once all your lollipop sticks have been put in all the cake pops, you must chill them for 5-10 more minutes. (Make sure to not let the cake pops get TOO cold. If they are too cold, they will crack the layer of chocolate once rolled.

9. After chilling for a few minutes, you may now dip your cake balls in your chocolate melts.  Use a spoon if you need to cover the top of the pop.  Once you have taken the pop out of the chocolate, tap the end of the lollipop stick gently to shake off any excess chocolate on the pop.

10.  If you prefer to have the cake pop fully round, you can insert the lollipop stick into a block of Styrofoam to hold it upright while it dries. For this demonstration, I have placed the cake pops directly upside down onto the wax paper.

11. Once your cake balls are all covered in chocolate, you can cool them for another 5-10 minutes.  Once they are cool, you are free to decorate them however you please! I choose to make little yellow baby chicks since Easter is on its way and so is SPRING!! I used the leftover melted chocolate to adhere the decorations to the pops.

For the cute baby chicks, I used Wilton’s Edible Candy Eyeballs for the eyes, mini gingerbread men sprinkles for the feet and 1/2 of a orange chocolate sunflower seed for the nose. The arms are made out of mini edible yellow chocolate sprinkles I had found in my pantry – but there are lots of different decorations you can use that look just as great.

I hope this helps many of you who have always wanted to make Cake Pops but didn’t know how. There are a few steps involved but the first bite makes every step worth it!!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

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HAPPY CAKE-POPPING!!


NEW WILTON EASTER PRODUCTS AT KITCHEN BOUTIQUE

April 4, 2011

Wilton Easter Bunny Cake Pan

Easter Bunny Cake Pan
Price: $12.00
Stock#9179Wilton Candy Necklace Kit

Easter Candy Necklace Kit
Price: $6.00
Stock#19325Easter Grippy Cookie Cutter Set

4-pc Easter Grippy Cookie Cutter Set
Price:  $7.00
Stock#9190


Post Easter Bunny Cake

April 11, 2010

Easter Bunny Cake

This was my first Easter Bunny cake that I made just before Easter weekend.  I really enjoy icing the cakes that I make it’s almost therapeutic for me.  This cake is gluten free because I’m celiac.

The cake tasted wonderful and was a real hit at the birthday party I went to. I think the most important thing to have when it comes to eating cakes is a really good cake to icing ratio.  It’s never good when there’s too much icing or too little. Find that happy medium and your cake eaters will be pleased I promise!

Kitchen Boutique has loads of wonderful cake pans to choose from. They’re very inspirational to decorate.

Here’s a butterfly cake pan that’s perfect for any spring birthday $17.00:

Butterfly Cake Pan

Happy Baking!



Easter Bunny!

April 5, 2010

The cutest Easter Bunny came to visit our Cochrane store location. She was a real hit with all the customers coming into the shop. She hid eggs for the kids in the flower boxes at the front of the store and posed for pictures with all the tourists.  She even took over the front desk to help with some customers.

Easter Bunny at front desk

Easter Bunny in front of shop

DO YOU like chocolate? What’s your favorite MILK , DARK or WHITE? Let us know leave a comment…


Cadbury Chocolate Fondues

March 31, 2010

We just got our Cadbury shipment in and it is making me hungry for Easter! These cool fondues are  a great treat for that special Cadbury lover in your family… we also carry the fondue fillers in both the Caramilk and Creme Egg to add to this perfect gift!  Click on the pics to link to our online store where you can buy these!!!

Do you know how they get the Caramilk inside a Caramilk bar? Comment and let us know… because we don’t know and we would really like to know!

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday Weekend… and remember to join us in Cochrane from 1-3pm to see the Easter Bunny hiding chocolate eggs around the store!  Cbreeze