I was inspired by Bakerella’s book to try to make cake pops for my husband’s cousin’s baby shower. They actually turned out a lot better than I expected. They are pretty easy to make; the most time consuming part was adding all of the little eyes, beaks and feet!
1 cake mix (any flavor) prepared according to the package instructions
3/4 of a 16-ounce tub of frosting (not whipped frosting)
Bake cake and let it cool. Once the cake is completely cooled, break it up into crumbs, like this:
Then add in the 3/4 tub of frosting and mix until it is all combined, like this:
Roll into ~1 1/2 in balls. I used a mini ice cream/cookie scoop for this. You should get around 48 balls. Put them in the refrigerator for awhile so they are nice and firm when you want to start dipping them.
For the owls, I then dipped the sticks in melted chocolate and inserted them about half way into the balls. Then I used chocolate to stick on the “ears” which were white chocolate chips. Once the chocolate holding on the sticks ears was dry, I dipped each one in melted chocolate. One of them ended up a little messy before I realized it was important to make sure that most of the extra chocolate had dripped off before standing it in the block:
Here they are all dipped and ready for decorating. Make sure the chocolate is completely dry before attaching anything to the cake pops!
Lastly, use a toothpick and a small amount of melted chocolate to attach the eyes, beaks and feet.
Here they are all finished and ready to go!!
Linked to the Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello.