Cake Pops Recipe
Cake pops are little spheres of dessert which melt in your mouth and titillate your palate and make you crave for them one after the other. Cake pops are wonderful spheres of cake which are dipped in chocolate or caramel and are placed on lolly sticks and are also known as cake lollies. The cake pops have become an essential part of any weddings, birthday parties and baby showers. They are loved by the elders as well as the kids and even by grandpa and grannies. There are plenty of sites on the web which provides information of how to make cake pops or cake lollies.
Cake Pops Recipe
The classic and the original cake pops are sweet and often mushy spheres. Most cake pops are made with cake as the starting material. Some frostings are then added and the mixture is placed in the refrigerator to be cooled before they are rolled into balls and dipped in molten chocolate and the lolly sticks are then fixed to give the tasty and delicious cake pops. One of the most exciting things about cake pops are that they allow a great deal of variations which any one can bring about with is creative skills. There are a lot of changes which one can make especially with the ingredients of the starting cake and the coating which can be done with molten chocolate, caramel or hardboiled candies which can also be melted and applied on the cake pops as coverings.
How to Make Cake Pops
As I have already stated, one can try different variations in tastes by altering the ingredients. Today we will learn about different cake pop recipes and how they can be prepared with ease at your home. One of the attributes off cake pops is their veritable simplicity in preparing and in a very short time. One such tool which will help you to prepare the cake pops is to use what is better known as Cake Pop Maker. It looks somewhat like a waffle iron and it contains 6, 8, or 12 deep round wells into which the cake batter is poured to be baked. However it will be just cake balls or cake pops on which you can add chocolate or caramel as a covering. Though the Cake pop makers are not very original and do not contain any frostings which gives the cake pops a very unique texture which just melts in your mouth, but they are incredibly quick and takes hardly 10 minutes to prepare one lot of cake pops.
If you are making the cake pops for the first time I would recommend you to make the cake pop with the cake pop maker and once you are adept in the art of coating the cakes with chocolate, you can go to the next step which is to add frostings to your cake mix. Unfortunately the only limitation is that without frostings, the cake pops are not moldable. However the machine has been popular, especially among working women who always have a paucity of time.
Cake pops are very good alternative to Eggs in Easter. You can take the cake pops and decorate it before giving it to your loved ones. This is also useful for those people who are ill and has been advised to stick to a vegetarian diet. They can take cake pops instead of eggs for Easter.
Brownie Cake pops
Cake pops does not mean that only cake can be affixed on the lolly sticks and you can add a number of different things equally well. Brownie pops can be described as a clone between a truffle and gooey brownie. Cake pops can be made into different shapes and it is not limited to circular shapes. You can use your creativity to make any designs and includes hand-molded footballs and hand-paint baseballs and basketballs.
If you ask me, I will tell you that cake pops has come out of the kitchen and into the open due to the efforts of one person- Angie Dudley of Atlanta, who is better known among her fans as Bakerella. She even has a highly popular cake pop blog which lists more than 40 different types of cake pop recipes. It was Angie who introduced this wonderful piece of dessert to the world. She is also credited with the introduction of different shapes to the cake pops.
Angie thanks the web for popularizing the cake pops. At first Angie appeared in different talk shows, the notable being “The Martha Stewart Show” in which she explained her cake pops idea. Later she started experimenting and it led to a diversification of the cake pops designs and soon become very popular. Here is one of her most popular cake pop recipe-
The Cake Pop Flowers-
- 1 boxed cake mix, baked
- 3/4 can vanilla frosting
- 3 packages white chocolate candy coating of 1 pound each
- 50 cake-pop sticks
- MULTICOLORED CANDY CORN
- Cake-pop stand (available at most craft stores)
- Pastry bag-1
- Small bag pastel-colored M&Ms-1
- Bake a cake by following the directions on the box.
- Break up the cake into fine crumbs in a large bowl
- Add the frosting, then cream together with the cake crumbs until the mixture reaches a viscous consistency
- Mold the cake and frostings mixture into small, cone-shaped balls
- Place the balls or cones in a wax paper lined flat tray.
- chill for at least a few hours in refrigerator
- Do not freeze.
- Melt the chocolate or candy pack one at a time
- Take the cake pops and insert the lolly sticks one by one.
- Dip one by one the cool cake pops, one at a time in the melted coatings. Remove the excess chocolate on the cake pops.
- Set the coated pops in a cake-pop stand
Cake pops are great desserts in parties and occasions. Just take one and pop it into your mouth. I assure you will not be done with and will crave for more each time and I hope that you liked the above mentioned cake pops recipe.