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Make Your Own Cake Pops

Have you tried a cake pop yet? They are simply delicious and the perfect alternative to a huge slice of wedding cake. Surprisingly enough, you can easily make them yourself, for your guests or just because. Thanks to Los Angeles wedding baker Sweet E’s Bakeshop we have simple instructions on how to make your own cake pops. Read on for the step by step instructions.

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Another special thanks to Sweet E’s Bakeshop for teaching us how to make cake pops and to Braedon Photography for photographing them. Read on for instructions

Step One: Bake your favorite cake mix (follow the instructions listed on the box).  Once the cake is fully baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool completely.

Step Two: Once the cake is cooled, cut off the crust and crumble the soft cake into a large mixing bowl. Mix in ½ – 1 full can of your favorite frosting (or make your own special recipe)! You will be looking to get the texture of a brownie.  Once you mix in your frosting, scoop the prepared cake and frosting and roll into small balls.  Place them on a cookie sheet and put them into the freezer for approximately 30 minutes, until the cake firms up.

Step Three: While the cakepop balls are in the freezer, you can melt your chocolate.  There are two different ways to melt your chocolate.  First, you can fill a pot with water and bring it to a simmer.  Then place your chocolate in a metal bowl and place the bowl over the pot.  Stir until melted.  Second, you can place the chocolate in a microwavable container and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds until melted.  Once chocolate is melted, pour into a taller container for dipping.

Once you take the balls out of the freezer, you will place a lollipop stick into each ball.  First, dip the end of the lollipop stick into the chocolate and then directly into the ball.  Dip the cakepop into the melted chocolate until fully submerged and then take it out and let the excess chocolate drip off into the bowl.  Lightly scrape the bottom of the balls onto the rim of the bowl to get any remaining chocolate.  Sit on a cookie sheet to dry.

Step Four: Once chocolate is completely dry, you can begin to decorate!  First, you will need a piping bag, your choice of royal icing (recipe for royal icing below), and matching sanding sugar.  For the piping bag you can use a metal tip if you have one, or just cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag. Fill about 1/3 of the piping bag with royal icing.  Pipe swirls onto each of the cakepops and then sprinkle sanding sugar over the wet  design. Shake off the excess sugar into a bowl and set aside to dry for approximately 15-20 minutes.  If you have custom tags, stick them on the end of the stick with a drop of glue!  Then enjoy!

Royal Icing Recipe
1. Make sure the egg whites are at room temperature before beginning.

2. In the clean, dry bowl of a stand mixer, place the egg whites, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar. Using the whisk attachment, beat all together on low speed until combined. You can use a hand mixer if you desire, but it will likely take longer for the icing to reach the right consistency.

3. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Restart the mixer and beat the mixture on medium speed until very thick, shiny, stiff and white. This should take about 7-10 minutes.

4. Check the texture to ensure that it is suitable for your needs. If you require a stiffer icing, add a little more powdered sugar at this point.

5. If you want to dye your icing just one color, you can add a few drops of food coloring into the bowl and mix it for a few seconds until the coloring is evenly distributed. If you want to make several different colors, divide the icing into several different bowls and stir in the food coloring by hand.

6. Royal icing dries to a very hard consistency, and it will begin setting as soon as it is made. To prevent the icing from getting hard before you use it, thoroughly wet a paper towel and place it over the top of the icing in the bowl. It is very important to keep the icing covered! Likewise, if you are using a pastry bag and piping tips with the icing, twist the back end of the bag tightly, and wrap a wet paper towel around the tip when not in use so the icing will not dry in the tip.

7. Depending on the temperature, humidity, and amount of icing used, royal icing should harden within 15-60 minutes of application. Do not refrigerate products with hardened royal icing, as the icing can become soft and sticky.

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  19. 0. Jane says:

    Wow! These look absolutely scrummy!! Just wondering if they keep once they’re iced? Can they be made in advance? x

  20. Amazing idea! Looks so simple, that i wanna to do my own pops!

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  23. 0. JMac says:

    How long in advance could I make these cake pops?

    Thanks

  24. 0. Monique Mariage says:

    Fantastic easy to follow tutorial, perfect for those planning their own DIY wedding.

  25. 0. Maria bianco says:

    Hi,
    So cute I love this idea and would love to make these for my wedding favors. I was thinking about wrapping them in plastic bags after. Do you think that would be alright? how long do they stay fresh for? how long in advance can i make them? You said i can’t put them in the frig right? Also how many does one cake box make?

  26. 0. Hester Cheng says:

    How long do these cake pops last? Should they be kept in the fridge until day of? How many cake pops does one cake mix make?

  27. 0. Natasha says:

    Thanks for the easy instructions! Only thing I would do differently is freeze the balls in egg cartons because I like the look of the ball part sticking up and being nice and round. :)

  28. 0. Idy says:

    I love these cake pops and the matching colour tag.. Is there anyone know the font being used on cake pop tag?

    Cheers

  29. 0. maribel says:

    I LOVE IT THANK YOU FOR SHARING

  30. 0. Diann says:

    Have fun

  31. 0. wendy says:

    how long can i store these cake pops.

  32. 0. Grace says:

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  33. 0. Titilayo says:

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  34. 0. Titilayo says:

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  35. 0. Ana says:

    I tried making the pops, but even though I followed the instructions – I still had a problem keeping the stick in the pop, when I attempted to dip them, they either fell off the stick or broke open. What did I do wrong? Was it that the cake did not have enough frosting mixed into it? Was it that the chocolate that I dipped them in too hard?

  36. 0. Daxcoop says:

    Go to thesecretbaker.com !!! They have complete kits and great illustrated instructions! Their kits have everything you need to complete your project.
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  37. 0. afa shafa says:

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  38. 0. Nicole says:

    Made these the other day! Directions are simple and cake pops were so easy to make! As a total it took maybe 2 hours and i made them gluten free! Everyone should make cake pops.

  39. 0. ShineRita says:

    cool!!! I added it to my “You can Do it yourself” collection.

  40. 0. Amy says:

    I love it
    But where can I get the little print outs saying “Just Married” or something along those lines

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  43. 0. sharon says:

    hello. ones i make the cake pop. where and how long can it stay until eating them?

  44. 0. silvia says:

    hola, quisiera saber con esta receta para cuantos pop alacnaza?

  45. 0. Melanie scott says:

    Hi there thanks for the great article on making cake pops. Im making some mini wedding cake. Pops for my nieces wedding they have a lovely shape but when dipped in white choc you can still see the dark choc cake underneath, when i double dip the cake pops it covers the pop really well but im losing the lovely shape of the wedding tiers. Can you give me some advice please on getting a good cover but without losing the shape? Thank you

  46. 0. Mary says:

    Can the cake pops be made ahead and frozen? How long do they keep?

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