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I had to try them :)
Skyler turned two in April and I decided to do cake pops for his cake this year. They are SO yummy and quite easy once you get going.
After looking at a few recipes and tips on various sites, I got started. I learned quite a few things in the process:
-Dip the sticks in the melted chocolate/candy melts before sticking them into the cake ball. This helps keep them secure while dipping them later. My mom and I made some more cake pops for my brother's birthday a month later and this was a must!
-Don't add too much frosting to the cake, it will make them soft and hard to dip! Also learned this the 2nd time around!
-Don't add ANYTHING to the melts! I used almond bark and tried to add food coloring...does NOT work and ruins it completely! If you want color, get candy melts instead.
-Keep the cake balls in the fridge and only pull a few out at a time. Otherwise, they start to get too soft and fall apart.
-Test your base first and put all the holes in before you make the cake pops. I tried pushing mine in as I went and ended up bumping them into each other and making a mess. Plus, the foam I was using was very tough and I couldn't make holes very well using just the sticks from the cake pops.
-Keep your melted dipping 'stuff' (almond bark, chocolate, candy melts) in a warm water bath, and stir often to keep soft.
I wrapped the foam in wrapping paper and then created a road to put cars on when the cake pops were all in. Notice 'Cake Boss' in the background...for inspiration of course! :)
I ended up with plain white for the outside (because of the failed food coloring), so I dipped them in different sprinkles, or added M&Ms or Red Hots to the top. Nothing to professional, but it was a fun learning process and I would for sure do them again! They are very addicting to eat, so beware!
Happy Birthday Skyler! I thank God for the two great years we've had together, and look forward to many more! You light up my life with your smiles and giggles!
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