Bakerella got the whole world biting when she put cakes on sticks. For my cousin’s wedding, my sister and I were given the task of baking some tasty, homemade delight that could be preserved for a week at room temperature. Naturally, we thought of the renown Bakerella and decided to give cake pops a try.
We made about 200, which took about 15 hours (or so). I’ll begin by saying that the large scale effort isn’t worth it unless you really like baking, and you are more efficient with you time than us. You can use the following recipe to make the cake balls and this to put them on sticks. For convenience and to add in some tips after my cooking session, I posted the recipe below as well. The yield is 45-50 small quarter sized cake pops or 30-35 big cake pops.
1 Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 Can of Cream Cheese Frosting (16 oz.)
1 Package of Chocolate bark
1 Styrofoam Block
50 Lollipop Sticks
(Note: Styrofoam Blocks and Lollipop Sticks can be bought at Michael’s or Amazon.com)
2. Slowly spoon in cream cheese frosting and mix with the cake crumbles until mixture comes to a dough like consistency (use fingers to help with the process). I only used ½ a can of the cream cheese but use as needed.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. Make sure to not make the balls bigger than a quarter or else you won’t be able to hold them on a stick.
4. Chill for several hours or until sturdy. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer notes Bakerella.)
5. Melt a small amount of the chocolate and dip the end of a lollipop stick first in the chocolate and then into the ball. Make sure to only take out only 10-15 at a time or else the balls will loose their sturdy quality. Chill again until for 15-20 minutes or until chocolate is hard and the ball sits sturdy on the stick.
6. Melt some of the chocolate in a small bowl (radius around 2 inches). Put enough chocolate to fully dunk the ball in but not too much as the chocolate will dry while the bowl is still full. Hold the stick and dunk the ball into the chocolate. Tap the stick to shake off any extra chocolate and get the smooth look. Then place the stick firmly into the Styrofoam block or any solid material. Again make sure to only take out 10-15 of the balls at a time.
If you want to add decorations as we did, you can cut out letters in Fondant and then paste them on the cake pop while the chocolate is still hot. The same applies for sprinkles or anything else you might want to stick on the pop.