Okay let me first talk about these cute little pops...I make these more often before, because whenever i bake a whole bunch of cakes and decorate it..I slice of some of the cake top part of sides for even decorating. So what i do is i freeze those cake scraps and use them to make these cute pops when needed.
Any cake of your choice (around 4 cups of crumbled cake mix)
Any frosting of your choice (around 1 cup of frosting)
Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips - 2 cups
Vegetable Oil - 2 tblspn
Sprinkles as needed for decorating
( I used chocolate cake and chocolate frosting)
Take cake in a bowl and crumble it with your hands or fork.
Add in frosting and mix well. Knead gently to a soft mix.
Take small portion from the mix using a small icecream scoop of melon baller and shape it into a smooth round ball.
Arrange it in a parchment or foil lined plate and chill for an hour.
When the cake is cooling. Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in microwave. When melting it in double boiler, make sure the heat is medium and the bottom of the chocolate bowl doesn't touch the water in the sauce pan. Stir inbetween gently.
Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from heat and stir gently it is completely melted. Add oil and mix well.
Now take lollipop stick and dip it lightly in the melted chocolate. Press it into the cooled balls and chill it for another 30 mins till set.
Now take the balls and coat it in the chocolate and arrange it in a upside turned colander. Before it is completely dry, sprinkle over some sprinkles.
Let it set in a cool place.
Store in a air tight container.
1)Never add too much frosting to the cake. Else you wont get the right texture.
2)Always cool the cake completely before crumbling. Chill the cake for few hours for easy crumbling.
3)If you can get your hands on candy melts use them. They are so easy.
4)Buttercream frosting works best in this.
|These are the scraps of the cake..The cakes domed top part..|
|I had some leftover buttercream frosting|
|Take the cake in a bowl|
|crumble it using your hands|
|add in the buttercream..You should never add too much
frosting, so keep an eye on it
|mix well using your hands|
|now it has mixed well|
|use a scoop, i used a melon baller|
|scoop a portion from the cake|
|Roll it smoothly|
|arrange it in a foil lined tray..Put this in fridge to set|
|take chocolate chips in a clean dry oven safe bowl|
|now the chocolate is melted|
|add a tblspn of oil|
|now it is smooth|
|take a lollipop stick or small skewer|
|dip in chocolate|
|press it into the balls|
|now that everything is poked..Put this in fridge to set|
|now take a pop|
|dip in the chocolate|
|coat it well|
|see beautiful sheen on the cake|
|now let the excess chocolate drip away|
|place it over a upside placed colander|
|take your sprinkles|
|sprinkle it over before pops set|
|now let this set for a good couple of hours|