Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cake Lollipops

Cake lollipops are treats made from balls of cake dipped in candied chocolate, and are becoming trendy at the moment. Their construction is quiet simple so I've put together a photo essay on how to make them.
The cake base is made from an off the shelf cake mix.
Bake as per directions.
Now that the cake is ready, we execute it in the blender.
Grab a tub of pre-made frosting (any flavour you prefer)
And blend the cake and frosting together.
This produces a very sweet dough.
Roll the dough into 2 inch diameter balls (the size of a timbit).

ProTip: melt some milk chocolate and dip your lollipop sticks into the chocolate, then push them into the cake balls.  When the chocolate hardens it will provide support for the cake treat.
One cake with frosting makes almost three dozen pops. It's best to freeze these pops over night before starting the next step.
Melt in a sauce pan candied modeling chocolate and butter. Once the chocolate is all melted and runny,  dip the frozen pops into the chocolate. Be sure to twist the pops to remove excess chocolate. While the chocolate is still moist dip the pop in sprinkles or other finishing toppings.
To help keep things neat I use a block of styro foam board to hold up pops. 
Some sample Cake Pops.
As the Cake Pops cool the chocolate will crack, so I suggest keeping the pops in a fridge.
The modeling chocolate really make these pops pop.