Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Confetti Cake Pops

IMG_0419-1I made confetti cake pops with my daughter a couple weeks ago to celebrate her birthday, and we enjoyed our time creating them!  The cake pops were a great alternative to cake, since we had already eaten “real” cake with her friends a few days before her actual birthday.

If you are looking for a treat to make this Christmas season – for a special gathering,  as a gift, or just to have some fun in the kitchen, I would recommend these!

Confetti Cake Pops

9x13 pan of confetti cake

1/2 recipe of Swiss Meringue frosting

2 bags of candy melts

lollipop/cookie sticks (~50)

sprinkles of your liking

For an excellent video on how to make cake pops, check out Bakerella’s video here!  That is where I learned to do the following…

First, make the cake.  After it has cooled, divide it into four sections and crumble into crumbs.


Mix the crumbs and the frosting in a large bowl.  Then shape into balls. Place them on a tray, covered with wax paper, into the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Then place the tray in the refrigerator until you are ready to dip the cake balls.


Melt the candy melts following the instructions on the bag.  Note:  I used a double boiler.  If you do this, you must adhere to the instructions carefully.  You must put water (below the top pot level) in the bottom pot and heat alone.  Once the water is simmering, remove pot from heat.  THEN, place the top pot on top with candy melts inside.  Stir continually for a few minutes until melted.

Place the end of a stick into the melted candy, about one half inch.  Then insert into a cake ball.  Tenderly dip the cake ball into the melted candy, until well-covered.  Gently tap off excess by tapping on your hand that is holding the stick rather than the stick itself to be careful not to lose the ball on the end of your stick! 


Splatter sprinkles of your choice upon the cake balls.

Allow treats to dry uprightWe used tall glasses.


You can purchase treat bags and ribbons to place atop the cake balls if you would like to gift them once they are dry.  We did this for my niece’s basketball team, and they absolutely loved them.  ~smile~


~ Enjoy! ~

1 comment:

  1. Sweet! (: I've been wanting to try this too. You make it look so easy and delicious that now I've GOT to do it! Thanks for the instructions!