The first time I saw cake balls on lollipop sticks, I said wow! I want to make those. But then I am not sure on how I will make them. I remember I was at Michael’s at that time and they have Babycakes cake pops maker on sale, I told myself, why not try it. Being a frustrated artist I know I can do something to work on my creativity and at the same time find a fun way to de-stress.
So I used the cake pop maker and fell in love right away because I have my cake balls in less than 10 minutes. I tried doing cake pops too from scratch meaning you bake the cake, crumble them, mix with frosting then dip them. But in the end, I found that the ones I made from cake pop maker were less sweet especially since you have to dip them on candy melts which are sweet already. Downside is that you can only make round cake pops as opposed to the other method wherein you can shape it whatever you want.
With these cake pops, I adapted the recipe from the Babycakes cake pop maker. The instructions were really easy to follow. It is the everyday yellow cake pops recipe. Once all cake pops are done, let it cool for about 15-30 minutes. Meanwhile, put blue candy melts in a microwave safe bowl till you get the right consistency. I usually microwave at full power for 1 minute, then I do it again at 50 percent power at 30 seconds interval stirring in between till I get a smooth but not runny consistency. Dip the stick in the candy melts and insert it in the center of the cake pop pushing it about halfway through the ball. Let it settle for at least 5-10 minutes till it is all dry. Then, dip the cake pops one at a time. Let the excess candy melts drip off, swirl and tap gently if needed. Place cake pops on Styrofoam block and let it dry a little bit for about 1-2 minutes. I added the decoration (white sprinkles) before it sets and hardens.
Decorating cake pops can be endless. You can use sprinkles, candies, mallows, sugar pearls, chocolates etc. A little bit of imagination goes a long way decorating these sweet treats!