*Giveaway update: the winners are Jessica and Kelsie (and the entire Kappa floor) (because I can’t send cake pops to Spain)! Sorry, Alison! *
I’m sorry to report, but you are not looking at the newest Mega Millions winner. Actually, nobody won this time so I still have hope! Maybe next week, right? (I promise I won’t become addicting to gambling…I actually dislike it very much and it was very uncharacteristic of me to buy a ticket last week.)
These shoes may just have to wait until April after all!
I’m sure you have all heard of cake pops before, but I still want to share how I made them! I actually heard of cake pops before Starbucks starting serving them because one of my friends from Weber Shandwick makes killer cake pops and brought them into the office frequently (thanks for the tips, Niky!).
I made cake pops for the first time a few months ago and they tasted great, but looked like crap. One thing you should know about making cake pops, is that the process is very long and I’m not a patient person, so by the time it came to decorating, I just wanted to be done. Ya feel me on that one?!
Let’s start with the ingredients:
- Cake mix (I used a Hy-Vee white cake mix this time)
- 1/3 can of frosting
- Candy melts (I used pink and yellow for easter)
- Cookie/popsicle sticks
- Foam box
First, make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box.
Let the cake cool completely (I let mine cool overnight) and crumble into pieces using a fork. Mix 1/3 of the can of icing with the cake crumbles. Roll into balls.
Melt the candy melts using a double boiler (you can also microwave if you want) until it is smooth.
Next, dip each stick into the candy melts and put the sticks in the balls (that’s what she said yes, I’m in fact 12-years-old). Refrigerate for a few more hours.
I waited about three hours before I began dipping the balls in the candy melts. I am not a pro by any means, but the “technique” I use is just a simple “dip and swipe” method. Don’t forget to let the excess shake off!
Gracie wanted in on them, but no dice.