Father's Day Cake Pops

Wishing every Dad out there a very happy father’s day! For all those kids out there who want to make their Dad a special treat for his special day, keep reading! Or really, just scroll down to check the recipe lol. Cake pops can be made with freshly baked and cooled cake, store bought cake or left over cakes from another occasion. Today, I’ll be making mine from leftovers which were sitting in my freezer begging to be eaten (I swear I could hear their tearful plea from the freezer!). If you don’t have any leftovers, just buy some or even better, bake some! And what can be a better time than this to try a delicious chocolate mayonnaise cake!? Whatever you decide, make sure your cake is at room temperature before you attempt anything with it. I had pulled mine out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter to thaw before I started making my cake pops. Your icing too, needs to be at room temperature. If you’re in a rush, you can thaw your cake in the microwave. Be very careful if you’re warming up your icing in the microwave though. Keep an eye on it at all times. Do not leave it unattended! It can go from frozen icing to melted goopy mess in seconds! Trust me, you do not want that!

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And no! You will not need this much icing! This was just to get a picture. I had set ½ cup icing aside to warm up to room temperature as I finished up some chores. When you’re making cake pops, never put in all of your icing in your cake all at once. Always start with a small amount and then work your way up. You don’t want your cake mixture to be too thin to hold its shape. This is how much I put in for that much of cake.

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I did, however, ended up putting in some more icing. Some more PINK icing. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I ended up using the closest icing bowl to me. My blue cake and pink icing resulted in a pretty purple cake pop! Here’s hoping that Dad won’t mind reaching out a little to his X chromosome on this Father’s day lol!

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In my defense, at least I started off with blue! Lol. So cake pops! You mix your cake with icing (a little at a time), until you get a play-do type mixture. You can roll these into balls with your hands OR you can use this amazing tool called the meat baller to make your similar sized perfectly round cake pops every single time!

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I just found out about this while looking for ideas for Father’s day pops and omg it’s amazing! So glad |I found it! The cake does stick to the meat baller, so you will have to spray it with oil in between making your cake balls. Once you’ve got your shaped balls, dip your pop stick into melted chocolate and stick it halfway into the ball. If you have Styrofoam sitting around in your house, this is a good time to put it to use. But if like me, you don’t have any on hand, you can use an old box and poke little holes in the bottom of the box. I used a tissue box. It wasn’t the best thing to use, but it got the job done.

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Put your cake pops into the fridge to firm up a little (max 10 mins). Don’t leave them in for too long or else it will cause the candy to crack. Just before you take the pops out of the fridge, melt your chocolate or candy melts in the microwave for a minute at 50% power. If the candy hasn’t completely melted, leave them in for another 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir until completely smooth.

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Remove the cake pops from the fridge and dip them in your melted chocolate; tapping off any excess.

IMAG2762wIMAG2763wOnce the chocolate has stopped dripping, put your cake pop back into its holder to dry. You can either leave it at that ans decorate it when dry, or you can give it a second coat. This is especially helpful when using chocolate cake because the candy goes on slightly transparent failing to completely mask the cake. A second coat helps in those situations.

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Now for the decorations! If you want, you can coat your cake pops in sprinkles! Or make some chocolate decorations like I did and stick them onto the pop! Have fun with your Father’s day project! :)

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4 Thoughts on “Cake pops for Pop!

  1. Sarah on June 16, 2013 at 4:50 AM said:

    Looks good! Definitely going to give it a try. You put the recipe at the right time.

  2. Man, this is PRO stuff! Looks yum :)

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