How to Make Easter Egg Cake Pops
Cake pops are the perfect one or two bite treats for kids of all ages. This Easter, why not skip the traditional cake shaped like a bunny or a lamb and treat your family and guests to Easter egg cake pops? These tiny treats add a festive touch to any table. You can use the Easter egg cake pops to replace your traditional dyed Easter eggs or as a fun dessert at the end of your meal.
Making the Easter Egg Shape
The first step in any good cake pop is making the recipe. You can use your favorite cake recipe, but I always stick with boxed cake mix. Bake the mix and after it dries, crumble it into tiny pieces. Add one can of frosting, which should give you a dough-like consistency. If the mixture feels too sticky, toss it in the freezer for a few minutes.
Pull out a small amount of the mixture, roughly larger than your thumb. Carefully shape the mixture into an egg shape or oval shape. The top of the egg should be slightly thinner than the bottom with a rounded base. Insert a straw or wood skewer into the bottom of an egg and place it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place the Easter egg cake pops back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Dipping the Eggs
Melt white chocolate or white candy melts in a double boiler or take the easy option and melt it in the microwave. If you want colored Easter eggs, add a few drops of food coloring to the white chocolate and mix until combined. You can even divide the white chocolate into separate bowls and add different coloring to each one, creating multiple colors of Easter egg cake pops.
Dip the cake pop directly into the melted chocolate, holding the end of the stick. Swirl the cake pop around until it is completely coated in the chocolate. Tap the edge of the stick on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate and set to the side.
Easter Egg Cake Pop Decorating Ideas
Now comes the fun part: actually decorating the Easter egg cake pops. Fill small bowls with edible sprinkles, tiny candy pieces and edible glitter. While the chocolate is still wet, dip the cake pops into the decorations. You can also place the eggs on a paper towel or piece of wax paper and sprinkle the decorations over the top. Make sure that you turn the eggs to cover all sides of the cake pop.
Another fun idea is to add extra decorations, using corn syrup as glue. Dip a thin paintbrush into the corn syrup and “paint” stripes, dots and patterns on each cake pop. Before the corn syrup dries, sprinkle edible glitter or other decorations across the top.