How to make Cake Pops
How to make cake pops? This is what most of the mothers are asking these days who want to feed their kids with delicious cake pops. Cake pops are very capricious method to make a tasty delicacy which will be devoured by your near and dear ones. One of the most important points in preparing these delicacies is that it is prepared quickly and also uses ingredients which are available in any average kitchen. The cake pops also gives ample space to try out different tastes and variations as per the creativity of the chef. Cake pops are a delicacy which looks very cool and is also very easy to make.
Cake Pops has evolved from Cake balls which itself has a very delightful history. There were leftovers in every bakery, such as cake remnants which are lefty over in giving shape to cakes. Some ingenious cook must have had the idea of mixing frosting and making cake balls. It was a very clever way to use the residues and earn some decent profits. The covering part must have been added later. Hence it cannot be denied that the cake pops must owe its existence to cake balls.Cake pops are incredibly simple to make. You will need some ingredients which are as follows-
Cake Pops Recipe
A medium sized cake
You can go for any kind of cake as a starter. You can try out a vanilla cake or a Chocolate or as a matter of fact any flavor. You can also try Vanilla cake or even Black forest. However do not choose to make exotic cakes since in the end it has to be crushed, so looks and shapes hardly matter. Once the cake is baked let it cool for some time before it is crushed. Crush the cake when it is still warm and you get the cake powder of even consistency.
A can of frosting
You can use any type of frosting which suits your taste and preference. Butter or margarine can be whipped with powdered sugar and a little bit of cornstarch is also being added in between to give a stable consistency without any deposition. Butter cream frosting can also be used. Butter cream frosting can be prepared with the help of granulated sugar but are very cumbersome to prepare. I for myself prefer simple butter cream frosting by beating butter sugar and cream till a frothy consistency is obtained. The more you beat the frostier and fluffy will be your cake pops.
You can also use a cooked frosting. All you need is egg whites and sugar and a few flavoring. Heat the mixture in a double walled container and at the same time beating and stirring the egg white and sugar mixture. Always use a beater to stir the egg white and sugar mixture.
Whipped cream frosting
You can also use whipped cream and powdered sugar frosting. You can also add a bit of cornstarch to stabilize the mixture. Continue to beat the mixture till you see the firm peak in the center. The whipped Cream frosting is ready for use.
Icings as frosting
One can also use the icings which are used in decorating cakes. You can choose a whole lot of frosting or make them from the scratch by using powdered sugar egg whites and meringue powder.
You would require a few more extra wares like a medium sized bowl, two spoons, Baking Paper ,Wax sheet and of course lollisticks.
The covering glory
You can use any form of chocolate like white chocolate or even caramel. You can also use hard sugar boiled confectionery and toffees. This is the last but very important ingredient which will be used to give the crowning glory to cake balls. So we are done with the ingredients. Take your crushed cake and mix it thoroughly with the frosting you have chosen. Remember to add the frosting slowly and mix it thoroughly with the cake mixture. Do not add too much frosting or you will have a hard stone like cake ball.
The Final act
Next place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool for some time. Take out the mixture, small part at a time and make small balls of 1 inch diameter and place it on a wax covered baking sheet and place it once again in the fridge. The rationale of taking a little portion at a time is to prevent the cake mixture from getting warm and then cracking.
While the cake balls are cooling, it is time for heating the coverings for the cake pops. Take the chocolate, caramel or whichever coverings you have chosen in a saucepan and heat it in a low flame. Remember to have a very low flame or else there is always the risk of the chocolate to get charred. It will be better if you use a double walled saucepan for better control of the heat.
Once the chocolate or the caramel has melted, it is time to take out the cake pops and insert the cake pop sticks in each one of the cake balls. Dip each cake balls in the melted confectionery coating so that the cake pops are covered with an even layer of confectionery covering.
Cake Pops- Delicious temptations
The cake pops are now ready. One of the best things about cake pops is that they are refreshingly delicious and different. There is ample scope for variations which depends upon your creativity. One of my friends has tried honey as a frosting and got very good results. I am thinking of trying it out in my next venture.
You can also cover the cake pops with different types of sparklers or colors. However if you use any type of color make sure it is an oil based color or else it can rip apart and spoil your cake balls. You can mix the color in cream and use a cone to create unique shapes or designs on the cake balls. Tiny sugar granules or crushed caramel can also be sprinkled to give a sparkling appearance to the cake pops. You can also use different flavored tiny balls or sugar coated Fennel seeds to cover the chocolate covering to give it a more nature friendly look.
We hope your mystery of making cake pops recipe is solved now and you don’t have to ask anyone how to make cake pops.
Do you love eating raspberry? Why not combine this lovely fruit to the red velvet cake to make some sweet New Year’s Cake Pops?
Wow, it is really an amazing day a Sunday begin with the New Year Happy New Year to all of you I am sure you people did plan something special for this lovely occasion?! How about make some cake pops to represent New Year happiness for your friends and family? I thought of making raspberry cake pops in this occasion. This is really a good sweet and sour combination to make your mouth feel heaven!!
Let’s take a look how this cake pops recipe will be made. First of all, know about the ingredients and then i will let you know how to make cake pops with raspberry.
1. 2 dozen raspberries
2. Chocolate coating – 700 gram
3. Cream frosting – 250g
4. Red velvet cake or mix
5. Lollipop sticks
First of all, start baking red velvet cake or you can buy ready made one from store. Crumble it using the food processor and then add the cream frosting about 3/4 quarter and mix it such that your cake mix becomes consistent. Now freeze it for a while and prepare the chocolate coating in the meanwhile.
Now take out the cake mix and raspberries. Take about one inch of cake mix using cookie dough and place one raspberry over this cake mix sample. Now, roll this cake mix all over the raspberry and your cake ball centered with raspberry is now done!
Stick in the lollipops stick and coat these cake pops by dipping in the chocolate coating. Do not forget to tap off excess coating. Your cake pops are now ready! Just you need to place them over the styrofoam now.
You can do extra decoration as per you like by adding the plastic bags and ribbon on each of the raspberry coated cake pops.
Like to try something green in your cake pops? Make Green cake pops with green velvet cake mix, white coating and green sprinkles and excite your friends.
Making green cake pops is really a good experience and you can really make your friends surprise when they start biting cake pops and they find green cake inside. I try to make them using a distinct green velvet cake mix white the vanilla white coating. Your friends will be amazed to see the green stuff in your cake pops and it definitely has a really good taste as well. You can make them on Christmas, Thanksgiving, wedding, birthday party or any occasion you like. You can learn how to make cake pops with this green velvet recipe. Though, it will easy for you if you seen how to make cake pops in my earlier recipe. I will explain here what steps lead me to make these green cake pops recipe.
Ingredients for green cake pops
• Green velvet cake mix is easily available at grocery stores and you can buy a Betty Crocker’s cake mix packet or any other company’s one. You can also find green velvet readymade cake at bakeries. So it’s on you if you choose baking a cake or you might try an instant cake pops recipe.
• Vanilla coating is available at stores and you can get it easily. If you choose white candies, you can make a coating using microwave.
• Cream frosting is available of Betty Crocker’s and you can make it at home as well.
• Get green small size sprinkles to decorate your green cake pops.
• Lollipop sticks and Styrofoam.
Method for making green cake pops recipe
Okay, now bake your cake in accordance with directions on package. When you are done with it, cool it and after cooling, cut it into four pieces and place it in food processor. Now you will have finest crumbs within seconds. You can crumb with a fork as well but you need very small crumbs, so be sure to crush all of your cake.
Now , take a spoon of cream frosting and add it in food processor. Then, mix it up and again add another spoon. Do it till you get consistent clay like cake mix. Now take this out and freeze it up for 20 minutes maximum.
Take the cake mix out of freezer and start rolling it up in inch size ball. How to make cake balls? It is really easy you can take cookie dough to take out cake mix in and then roll it using your hands to shape cake balls. It can be done with a spoon as well. Freeze the cake balls for a while and prepare coating.
I already told you that you can make coating using microwave. Just take the bowl of white candies and place it inside the microwave for 30 second timer, then take it out and stir it. Then again put them for 30 sec timer. You can also add vegetable oil so the coating sticks properly over it.
It’s Christmas feeling already!
Christmas is about to come my dear friends Start preparing for the celebration and have blast on this occasion. I am sure you did made some great plans for the celebration. How about prepare something for your loved one’s tummy? Making Christmas cake pops can be a very good idea and I prefer it because they are bite sizes of heaven sweetness! You can get all delicious fun in a small size of macaroon, cake ball or a cake pop! Moreover, cake pops are really popular in market these days as we can see Bakerella, Starbucks and other bakers are providing such delicious cake pops flavor which waters our mouth. Yet, I thought of making some cone shaped cake pops themed as Santa’s hats. I feel its a good idea. You better make comments if you like the recipe.
Okay, now I am going to write down this recipe over here. I am not providing much details about cake, coating and frosting measurements as you can know it from my previous articles. I am gonna show you how to make cake pops themed as Santa’s hats. Let’s take a look at what ingredients you need to make Santa’s hat Christmas cake pops first then I will let you know about recipe.
Cake – Choose Vanilla or red velvet flavor
Frosting – Cream or vanilla frosting as per you like
For the hats – red candy coating
For the top edge of hat – white candy coating
For furs – white sugar crystal coating
Crumble cake and add frosting
Well you can buy a vanilla or red velvet cake from market or either bake at home by following directions on a tray in oven. Now when you are done with your cake, use a food processor to crumb all of your cake and then add frosting as per you like. You have to make it clay like substance.
Shape cake cones and cake balls
Now you have a cake mix, refrigerate it for an hour. Take it out and instead of making cake balls, you have to make cone shape with the top and bottom edges flat. Also, make 1/2 inches cake balls in same quantity as of cones because you have to add it over cone. Yet don’t add them together.
Decorate them as Santa’s hats
Now, coat the cake balls with white candy coating and cake cones with red candy coating such that excess coating drips off (Don’t forget to add a stick in each of cone in bottom of cone). Let them cool for a while and them place the cake balls on each of cake cones. Now, use a zip lock bag to use white sugar crystal at last on each of your Christmas cake pops.
These cake pops are now ready. Enjoy your Christmas with some innovative ideas! Be sure to make comments and show me pictures of your cake pops if you like!
Having Christmas feeling?! Try some sweet reindeer head Christmas cake pops to excite your family and friends!
Christmas is just a week away from us. Almost everyone is planning out stuffs they will be doing on Christmas. Some are focusing on shopping gifts and decoration items while some are collection food items to make wonderful recipes for their loved ones. So what are you planning for this wonderful occasion? I have an amazing idea if you like some bit size sweets! Make some cake pops at home themed as Reindeer Heads. Isn’t it amazing? You can check out how they will look by this picture. I will focus on letting you know how to make cake pops with reindeer heads.
If you know how to make cake pops, then you just need to focus on decoration stuff. However, I will try to elaborate the Christmas cake pops recipe from scratch for the novice.
Mix cake crumbs and frosting
You have to get a Red Velvet Cake mix to bake cake in accordance with the directions written on the package. When you are done with baking, let your cake cool down. Crumb all of your cake such that no large chunks left over. Now add cream frosting ¾ can and mix them both thoroughly. Mix them till they form a clay like substance. It is good to crumb cake and mix with frosting in a food processor which won’t make your hands dirty and make it done in ideal conditions. Now take out all of cake mix with spoon to a bowl and refrigerate for a moment.
How to make cake balls
Now take it out after 20 minutes and use cookie dough to take out 1 inch cake mix and roll it in fingers so your cake balls are ready!
Melt coating and dip it in with cake pops
You need to melt coating using microwave. Gets Ghirardelli chocolates pack to melt and use this coating to dip in the candy sticks and then insert them in cake balls. Now dip all of your cake pops in coating. Take them out and put them on stand.
Decorate them as Reindeer Heads
These chocolate cake pops can be made as reindeer heads Christmas cake pops. You have to purchase several items for making eyes, nose, antlers and expressions. Take a look at all items.
Expressions: Edible ink pen in black color from Americolor.
Antlers: ABC Pretzels, you can choose Y, E and F pretzels to dip in slightly with chocolate and place them as the antlers.
Nose: Red color M&Ms or you can choose brown M&Ms as well.
Eyes: Mini confetti sprinkles for the eyes prefer white ones.
Place all of these items by dipping a little of coating on edges
before you add. And in last add the expressions to make smily reindeer heads.Such unique and amazing Christmas cake pops are ready to serve!
Tasty Delicious Cake lollipop
Cake lollipop has become a very big hit in any party of substance and is a must in any dessert lineup. Cake lollipop seems so simple yet incredibly delicious. However as any jigsaw puzzle which looks simple only when it is solved, cake balls are not so easy to make and requires a great deal of patience and a very steady hand of a surgeon or you would end up by messing up your cake balls. I realized that to my dismay when I tried my hand in making the cake balls. However as the old adage goes, practice makes the man perfect, so in a few attempts you will be making better cake balls than the stuff you see at different bakery and confectionery stores.
Keeping Your Cake Pops Intact
There are certain precautions which one must ensure so that one does not end up with a chocolaty mess instead of a smooth and round cake pops which melts in your mouth. The first precaution which you must ensure is that you use a simple cake as the starter, instead of using a unique and special cake with addendum like dry fruits or cream. Another common mistake which can wreck your cake pops is adding too much frosting. This will make the cake pops slushy and difficult to maintain their shape.
The chocolate which you use is also important. Chocolate shells should be selected keeping in mind the ingredients. If you go for Candy Melts, remember that they contain a lot of Tran’s fat and they are not good for your heart. However they give the vibrant colors to the coverings which are very attractive and appetizing. The dipping of the cake pops is made much easier if you use the above. The baking chocolate bark stuff works equally well too.
Now let us get on with our actual Cake lollipop. You will need the following ingredients
Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
A medium sized Chocolate cake
Vanilla flavored butter cream for frosting
Popsicle or lollipop sticks
Roll small 1 inch balls of the Cookie dough and put it in the refrigerator with the lollipop sticks inserted in the balls. Mash the Chocolate cake until they are of a similar consistency. Next add the Vanilla Frosting to the mashed chocolate cake. Mix the frosting with the mashed cake thoroughly. Start small if you are making the cake balls for the first time and keep the numbers less to manageable limits.
Take out the dough balls out of the freezer and then roll the cake around them. Be careful when you roll the balls, especially on the region around the sticks. Return them to the refrigerator and let them stay for about an hour. Meanwhile melt the chocolate bar in a double wall vessel till it is of even consistency. Dip the Cake balls one by one in the melted chocolate. If you want you can garnish the Cake pops with grated pistachios or coconut.
You must be remembering sucking on lollipops as a kid. The bigger the lollies , the better they taste. Grownups usually do not suck lollipops since they are considered to be a preserve of the kids. However cake pops are a different thing and are equally popular among grownups. They are much akin to cake balls except of the mandatory lolli sticks. Of course you would not like to be seen sucking on lollipops. However it does not mean that you cannot enjoy cake pops. Cake pops are an even bigger family of lollies and are available in more than hundred variations. Any type of treat that you can put on a lolli stick is known as a lollipop. One such incredible lolli is the Cake pop which you can share and enjoy with your family and loved ones. They are simple and can be made in a jiffy and you can add variety using your imagination to make it different each time. Just make sure that it is served on a stick.
My kids just love cake pops. Kids just love these sugary delights and they are a very common feature in any birthday bash of kids. Cake pops are not the monopoly of kids and they are also equally popular among grownups. Cake pops are relatively easy to prepare and hardly takes much time to prepare. All you need is to collect all the ingredients and bingo! A delightful dessert is ready in a jiffy. You can easily find a number of recipes on the web or in recipe books.
What are Cake Pops
Cake Pops are little balls of smashed cake and frostings. You bake up a cake and then crush it into small crumbs. Mix it with some frostings and then roll it into balls. The frostings are added basically to hold the cake balls together. Frostings can be used with different materials. You can use honey or any other frosting which is available in the grocery store. After making the cake balls, you put it in a refrigerator for an hour so that it hardens. Next you melt the caramel or chocolate and dip the cake balls after putting lolli sticks on the cake balls. Your Cake Pops is ready to be devoured by your loved ones. Cake pops are delicious tit bits and are very proper after a sumptuous dinner. The chocolate shell gives away and the cake pops just melt in your mouth. They may not be as rich as the chocolate truffles but are quite delicious and can titillate any palate.
Cake Pop Recipe
There can be many variations in the ingredients as per ones choice and creativity. The Candy Melts Cake Pops are made in much the same way as any other cake pops with the exception of Candy melts being used to coat the cake pops. You can also make the cake of different flavors to give variety to the cake pops. You can also use caramel or different candies to cover the cake pops. However remember to keep it refrigerated so that they do not crumble and take them out only a few minutes before serving.