- 1 box of white cake mix (and whatever ingredients you need to make the cake)
- 1 container of white frosting
- 2 packages of candy melts
- 1 bag of lollipop sticks
- 2 tb of shortening sprinkles (optional)
- large foam ring (found in the “wreath making” section at Michaels)
Step 1: Bake the Cake
You don’t need to do anything special. Just follow the instructions on the back of the box. Let it cool off completely before you work with it.
Step 2: Crumble the cake and mix in the frosting.
Add half the can of frosting and start mixing. Keep adding more frosting to the mixture until it gets sticky enough to roll into a ball.
Step 3: Roll the cake/frosting mixture into balls.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Next, take small portions of your cake/frosting mixture and use your hands to roll them into small balls and place them on the lined cookie sheet. The balls should be the size of a large gum ball. If you make them too big, they will fall off the stick during the candy coating process.
Step 4: Insert the lollipop sticks.
Prepare your candy melts using the directions on the back of the package. Follow the directions carefully. Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the candy melt and then insert the same end directly into the cake ball. After all the cake balls have lollipop sticks in them, put the cookie sheet in the fridge or freezer to set.
Step 5: Cover the cake pops with the candy coating.
You might need to re-heat your candy melts again. If the mixture still seems too thick, you can add a tablespoon or two of shortening to thin it out. I suggest putting the shortening in before you re-heat the candy melts. Carefully dunk the cake pop into the melted candy. Turn it around until it is completely covered. Then, take the cake pop out and gently turn it over and over until all the excess candy melt has dripped off. You only need a very thin layer of the candy melt.
Step 6: Stick the cake pops into a foam ring to dry and decorate them with sprinkles.
Stick the wet candy coated cake pop right into the foam ring. Before it dries, sprinkle it with whatever toppings you desire. Place the foam ring full of cake pops in the fridge to harden and your done!
XOXO Mod girl Arlene!!