Cake Pops Make Wonderful Gifts

Cake Pops are fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Cake Pops are fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Are you looking for an alternative to cake or cupcakes? Have no fear Cake Pops are here! What is a cake pop you ask? A cake pop is a ball of cake placed on a sucker stick. Why would you want to make cake pops…because they’re fun! I will give you step-by-step instructions so you can be making your own cake pops in no time at all! Since the holidays are coming I have decorated the pops with red and green. The decorating options are endless!

What's great about a cake pop is that it's a bite-sized treat, not everyone wants to eat a whole piece of cake or even a cupcake so this treat feels nearly guilt-free! These work great for an office snack or even a classroom idea.

Here’s what you will need:

· Baked chocolate or vanilla cake (Whether box mix or from scratch, follow directions)

· Chocolate frosting- Powdered sugar, ¼ cup margarine, 2 TBSP of milk, or pre-made frosting carton

· Cake toppings such as: Mini chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, coconut, cherries, mint pieces, jimmies, sprinkles, chopped nuts.

· Sucker Sticks You can find these at baking stores or craft stores

· Plastic Wrap or Cellophane

· Melting milk or white chocolate

After you have baked the cake, let cool. Once the cake is cooled, into a large bowl, crumble up the cake as you see in picture #1.

After you have baked the cake, let cool. Once the cake is cooled, into a large bowl, crumble up the cake as you see in picture #1.

Once you have the cake crumbled up, take the carton or bowl of frosting you’ve made and begin mixing it into the cake. Use as much frosting as you see fit. On a low speed, use your hand mixer to combine the two. It will be a wet mixture, a little like cookie dough.


Using a cookie scoop, place on cookie sheet as shown in photo #2.

Once you have filled up a few cookie sheets with cake pops, place them in the freezer for 20 minutes.

In a double boiler, begin melting your chocolate. When it’s ready, it will look like photo #3


Now, remove the pops from the freezer. Take one pop at a time and place a sucker stick in them. Reshape the pop so it is perfectly round. Once you have all the cake pops put together, begin dipping them into the melted chocolate. Don’t let the dough sit in the hot chocolate very long or it will slide off the stick!

Once you have the pop covered, put the desired topping onto the pop. Have a few wide topped cups or vases on hand for the pops to set up. Waa Laa! You have made cake pops! When they are cooled you can wrap them individually with cellophane or leave unwrapped and make into a bouquet. I will have another hub coming soon regarding cute ways to package up gifts. Watch for it coming soon!

As I mentioned earlier, cake pops have many variations. If you wanted something for Easter, for example, you could use vanilla cake, white chocolate and top with brightly colored frosting, sprinkles, jelly beans or marshmallows. You will begin to have ideas popping into your mind as the occasion arises!

I wish you luck on your cake pop adventure. Have fun and happy creating! If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to post them up at the end of this post. Thanks!


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lhchan 5 years ago

Thanks for recipe. will do it during my son's birthday party, sure all the kids like this creative cake pops.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

You're welcome Ihchan! I think your son and his friends will enjoy this treat very much! Enjoy!


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instantlyfamily 5 years ago

This looks deliciously fun!


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designyourhoodie 5 years ago from Kent, England

What a great idea. It gives kids a treat without overstuffing them with too much sugar.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks instantfamily!

designyourhoodie

I also thought it was a great way to cut the sugar intake your kids have. Most often there are several choices to be had so these cake bites help with that!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great topic for Christmas! These would definitely make a fun gift. Thanks for the step by step instructions.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This looks like a fun project! The cake pops sound they're easy to make, too. Thanks for the instructions.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks randomcreative! I hope you like the recipe! They are really fun to make as well as give!

AliciaC

It is a really fun project! Let me know what theme you choose!


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angela p 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

I know what I will be making for some Christmas gifts this year!! Great idea.. Thanks.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Good luck and enjoy Angela! Let me know how they turn out! : )


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

Looks great!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks Intunewithcooking!


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makusr 5 years ago from India

cre8ivOne, Thanks for this hub. Though I can't make it, but if given can eat it. Your photo in your profile oozes oomph!!

With warm wishes,

MAKUSR


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Makusr

Cake pops are a nice cake alternative, I hope you get the chance to try them sometime! Thanks for always having great comments.

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