Easter Egg Cake Pops Recipe & Easy Decorating Ideas
The snow is melting and the ranunculus (buttercup flowers) are starting to bloom.
The time of the year has come to break out the pastel home décor like vintage lace curtains and floral duvet covers with matching pastel sheets; spring is here!
This time of year is celebrated by many as both a time for family, and for some a time of religious reflection.
Where I was raised in the south, both styles of celebration are usually paired with delicious treats and large meals at grandma's house.
Gatherings and Easter Eggs
Southern families celebrate almost all holidays with a large family gathering with long buffet tables covered in homemade dishes and lots of treats for dessert.
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With the Easter holiday there is usually a big egg hunt where the adults hide the eggs.
Usually there is even a prize egg or two filled with money and/or candy while the children wait eagerly inside to seek them out.
Only after the grand egg hunt is anyone allowed to eat these beautifully decorated eggs and that can make for some grumpy kids and adults alike.
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Easter Egg Cake Pops
To avoid the disappointment that comes with being denied eating a cute egg until after the festivities, try out this cake pop recipe.
Have these yummy Easter egg cake pops ready for the children to snack on while the adults hide eggs.
Avoid the inevitable peeking that happens through grandma's curtains for sure by providing a fun decorating project (after an adult cooks the pops, of course), or allowing them to snack on already made holiday cake pops!
Don't mind if they turn out round instead of oval like the typical cake ball.
There are plenty of examples in this article on how they can still look like wonderful rounded eggs without the oval shape -- and you're not just limited to eggs with this recipe. Make some cute chicks, sheep and much more!
Easter Egg Cake Pops
Cake Pop Lollipop Sticks
- 1 box yellow cake mix, baked in 9x13 pan
- 1 container cream cheese frosting
- 30-40 lollipop sticks
- Various amounts of white, purple, blue, pink, green, yellow candy melts
- Colored sugars, sprinkles, edible pearls and other cake decorations
- Styrofoam Block
- Wax paper
- Edible ink pens
- Cook cake according to box directions. Once cooled crumble the cake into a large bowl until no large chunks remain.
- Add icing and mix with hands or plastic spatula. (It's going to get super messy, just FYI. I also recommend adding the icing a little bit at a time for easier mixing.)
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon and portion into quarter sized balls. Roll between the hands until round and smooth like you were making meatballs.
- Melt chocolate candies in microwave per package directions (recommended that you melt only the color you wish to use at a time - stir in 30 second intervals.)
- Dip the end of your lollipop stick into the melted colored chocolate and insert a little bit less than halfway into the cake ball.
- Place the pops on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer for about an hour to stiffen the cake.
- Once firm, slowly dip the cake ball into the melted candy coating, swirling and rotating around until thoroughly coated.
- Slowly remove from the candy coating mix and tap on the side to let the excess chocolate drip off the ball. Tap gently or your cake will break from the stick - very messy ordeal.
- Insert the lollipop stick into the Styrofoam block until cake pops dry completely. **Note: If you want to put edible glitter, or lots of sprinkles rather than edible larger decorations and pens, apply now by dipping pops into sprinkles or glitter before putting into the Styrofoam block, or by sprinkling on the pops while they are in the Styrofoam. **
- Once dry use edible pens and add other decorations like Wilton Pearl Sprinkles by using the candy coating as a glue for your cake pop decorations to make very cute Easter eggs.
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I have read that if you want your coated pops to turn out smoother and have a more polished look, make sure you have a deep large bowl that you can completely submerge your entire pop to the stick.
Then follow this by tapping lightly on your wrist instead of on the side of the bowl and rotate your pop allowing excess chocolate coating to fall off, which smooths the texture of the coating.
Dip in one dunk and remove rather than multiple movements. Bakerella suggests adding paramount crystals or shortening to thin the melted candy coating.
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Don't just limit yourself though to making Easter egg cake pops.
Branch out and do other Easter themed cake pops like baby chicks or Easter bunny cake pops.
I have even seen a very cute Easter Sheep Cake Pops out there as well!
To decorate the cake pops you can use so many things.
Easter egg cake pops can be decorated with edible sugar, edible glitter, or even edible sugar pearls (You can find them at Cake Art - and many other great things that I love to decorate with!).
Cake Pops Recipe Demonstration from Joy of Baking
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