So I have been quite slack on the blogging front over the holidays because my poor old laptop died last Monday! I did mention that I made cake pops for Blair's first birthday and was going to show how last week, but I didn't so I'm sorry! I made them again on Saturday for my friend Casey's 30th
Step 1 (left to right) I use woolworths mud cakes mainly to save time, but any plain cake would do, any flavour, here I have used caramel, I remove the icing and cut the cake into quarters and rub the cake together so it crumbles, I then add three heaped tablespoons of cream cheese frosting and mix together. To make the frosting I use 1 tub of philadelphia cream cheese, 1/2 cup of butter, 2 cups of sifted icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Step 2 after combining the cake and the cream cheese frosting (ONLY ADD AROUND 3 TABLESPOONS maybe a little more depending on how moist the cake is) roll the cake mix into small balls, approx the diameter of a 20 cent coin, making around 24 balls. Place the balls into the freezer for 15 minutes. This part of the step isn't on most recipes I have looked at but I find it a lot easier if you melt a small amount of coloured candy and insert the cake pop sticks and then refrigerate for a further hour to fully set.
Step 3 Once set, melt the remaining candy and dip cake pop in to fully cover the cake batter
Step 4 be careful if they get to heavy they will fall off
Step 5 sprinkle with decorative sprinkles I've used dusting sugar here
Step 6 place in a foam block to dry
Casey's Sweet's table
You can see I made yellow vanilla pop's bottom left, chocolate purple coated pop's in the middle and the orange caramel pop's top right. The sprinkles, pop sticks and coloured candy coating was all purchased online from cakes around town. They were a hit!