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Wedding Cake Pops Recipes and Photos

Updated on March 5, 2015
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Jules Corriere is a playwright and theater director, having written over 40 plays, one of them performing at the Kennedy Center in D.C.

A Non-Traditional Approach to The Wedding Cake

I had made some fun, whimsical cake pops for children taking music lessons at my home, when a neighbor stopped by. She was getting married in less than a month, and the person who was going to do her cake had to back out. She saw the cake pops, and wanted them for her own wedding- done in the colors she had picked out. Instead of cake "pops" on a stick, she wanted cake balls.

Now, instead of having one large wedding cake, she would have the local baker provide a one-layer bride and groom cake, and I would make 300 cakeballs. She figured a serving per person would be three cakeballs.

I broke the 300 cakeballs into 6 different flavors, at 50 cakes balls for each flavor. It also allowed for a lot of creativity-- it also gave me six different designs to decorate with.

This was my largest order to date, but I was excited about it and confident that I could deliver. Besides, the colors were purple and yellow. How beautiful. I couldn't refuse.

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The Best Recipe For Making Cake Balls

I found a great recipe to use for making cake balls. The batter for cake balls needs to be dense, in order to hold up when dipping into the candy coating. A few simple tricks will give you the consistency you need for perfect cake balls.

THE TRICK:

Using any cake mix:

Reduce the amount of water by 1/2, and use MILK instead of water

Add one extra egg to what is required.

Add one box of INSTANT PUDDING, to the closest flavor

You will need a mixer that can handle the density. Most hand-held mixers will have trouble as the batter thickens with the addition of the pudding.

The Best Pan For Making Cake Pops

Telebrands 5720-12 Bake Pop: Cake Pops Baking Pan & Accessories
Telebrands 5720-12 Bake Pop: Cake Pops Baking Pan & Accessories

I had used the electric cake-pop maker, and I liked it, but it only made 6 at a time, so it was very time consuming. When I used THIS cakepop pan, I could bake 18 at once, and I was done with 4 dozen in less than an hour. It was SO EASY, and saved me so much time. These cake pop pans are also very easy to clean-- just wipe off the non-stick coating.

Amazon has these pans for only $16.00. I wish I had known that before I bought my pans. I paid $20.00 for mine, and I bought two of them. If you are baking these for profit or for a wedding, I would definitely buy two. It saved me so much time. And if I had gotten them from Amazon, I would have also saved $8.00.

 

Wedding Cake Balls Allow So Many Choices

Often times, a wedding cake will only allow for one or two, maybe three flavors. With Cakeballs, you can have so many more choices about flavors and decorations.

For this wedding, we also did "Groom Cake" cakeballs. Traditionally, chocolate is used for the groom cake. I made chocolate as well as German Chocolate cake balls for the Groom.

The chocolate cake balls were dipped in a dark chocolate candy coating, and sprinkled with silver sugar.

The German Chocolate cake balls were dipped in a milk chocolate coating, with a button of caramel, coconut and pecan frosting on top.

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SPECIAL TIP For Baking the BEST Cake Balls

Nordic Ware Bakers Joy Non-Stick Spray
Nordic Ware Bakers Joy Non-Stick Spray

I found that when I used the non-stick spray with FLOUR in it, "Baker's Joy", that the cakeballs came out more evenly cooked. It turns out that when you use oil or strictly oil-based products in the cakepop pan, that it can lead to uneven cooking.

I also discovered that I had no problems at all with the cake sticking to the pan when I used Baker's Joy. Sometimes when I used the oil or the Canola spray, the cake would sometimes stick.

I also found it helpful to spray the Baker's Joy on the TOP of the cakepop pan, around the venting hole. This way, if any batter rises up and spills out, it is easily removed.

 

Lots of Ways to Decorate and Present the Wedding Colors - And lots of ways to enjoy the different flavors

I was able to present the bride's colors in several ways, as well as the bride's favorite flavors. She requested I also use her grandmother's special spiced pound cake for one of the flavors, and it was a beautiful use of tradtion. I also made coconut, strawberry, and traditional yellow cake.

For the yellow cake, I used a yellow, vanilla flavored candy coating, sprinkled with white coconut.

The strawberry cake was dipped in a white, vanilla flavored candy coating, with purple sprinkles.

The Coconut cake was dipped in purple candy coating, and sprinkled with coconut.

The spiced pound cake was dipped in white candy coating, and sprinkled with purple stained glass sugar.

Remember that adding a box of instant pudding gives your cake batter the density it needs to hold up under all that dipping and decorating!

Guestbook: What Do You Think About Wedding Cake Balls?

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      wordpress-guru 4 years ago

      great lens

    • HomeDecorKnight profile image

      HomeDecorKnight 5 years ago

      Very interesting idea! Nice lens.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      What a fantastic idea! These wedding cake balls turned out so very pretty and practical too. Congrats! Very cool!

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      cupcakeideas1 5 years ago

      Interesting! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try these out!

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      JenaleeMortensen 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a different way to serve cake. It's a great idea.

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      Anna2of5 5 years ago

      Cute idea,

      kind of a riff on the traditional cake, or the cupcake without the nasty little paper thingy to mess with. I've seen an Italian cookie cake. This looks nice.

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      NC Shepherd 5 years ago

      I love this idea, and they're so pretty! I'm passing this on to a friend who is starting a catering business.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What a lovely wedding cake alternative-wish I had known when my daughters married! ~~blessed~~

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      An excellent idea but I'm definitely a traditionalist. I don't foresee any more weddings in our family for a very long time so my opinion hardly matters. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This is such a great idea. Very nice to look at and tasty, too. Blessed!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I think it is a great idea! Blessed!

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      LLMom27 5 years ago

      My daughter is getting married soon, and we are providing other desserts since she is having a small cake (as it is low budget). I think I will try these.

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      katieross 5 years ago

      Adorable, but I've only seen them at bridal showers, not at the actual wedding!

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      Delicious! I love cake pop and cake balls. Blessed*

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It looks gorgeous and delicious. I have never tried a pop cake or cake balls in my life.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed these. If I get married again, can I hire you? :) If you want to use a standard recipe rather than a mix can you just add the pudding. Excellent, creative lens. I really enjoy lenses like this that are very informative about a general topic as well as telling a personal story. Angel Blessed!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      They look delicious and you can make a variety of flavors to please every guest.

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      These cake balls look beautiful and delicious. I will try to make them on my own.

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Interesting concept for weddings. Pin your lens on wedding themes board :)

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      Erossman210 5 years ago

      They look amazing! That is the first time I have seen them.

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      homebusiness 5 years ago

      Great tips on changing up the recipe - I would not have thought to make those adjustments.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens, great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They are awesome, I love this lens!

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      Tracie-Fisher 5 years ago

      They look delicious and are making me hungry ;-)

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      These are beautiful and look so yummy! blessed!

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      They are so pretty. Would make a great decoration too.

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      I think wedding cake balls are a great idea! They're beautiful and offer variety.

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      Certainly seems like a great idea and something a bit different than the traditional cake! Would love to try these, thanks for sharing.

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      I think they are more elegant than a slice of cake! But either will taste just perfect. :)

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      These are so pretty! Great idea that I will keep in mind for future events.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      If they taste only half as good as they look... YUMMMMMY!

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      I love to eat cake. Delicious lens.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      You did a marvelous job explaining the process. Well illustrated too. I can honestly say I wish I'd made this lens (and had to taste all the cake balls in the process).

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Great idea for a wedding and nicely presented information. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Squid Cooks. Hugs

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      These look so yummy! My sister makes cake balls frequently and they are sooo good. They'd be perfect at a wedding!

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      Loveboncyboutique 5 years ago

      Wow, I love the cakes