I know I’m a couple years late to the cake pop party. When I first saw a cake pop I thought…what a waste of perfectly good cake and icing. Then I started blogging and thought…those would make a cute a blog post. 🙂
I started with a gluten-free vanilla cake baked the night before.
The next day…trimmed edges and broken up.
Very finely crumbled cake and all supplies. I used the new Funfetti purple icing.
Cake and icing mixed by hand til completely smooth then scooped into small balls and rolled by hand to make sure they were all even.
Into the freezer for 5 minutes. The funky coloring is just lighting from the freezer drawer. They’re not frost burned. 🙂
While balls were in the freezer I melted the chocolate. I used an equal mix of Wilton orange melts and Giradelli white melting chocolate. I did this because I’d read reviews online saying that the Wilton melts were gross unless ‘cut’ with something else. I ate a few of the Wilton melts out of the bag and they were fine so I don’t know if I’d even bother with extra expense of cutting them the next time.
Dipping one end of stick in the melted candy and pressing into ball.
Into the icebox for 5 – 10 minutes to harden the stick to ball ‘seal’. The funky color of the balls in the icebox is again just the lighting.
Coating and letting drip to ensure a smooth cover and also that the coating doesn’t run once topped with sprinkles.
Coating with sprinkles. I couldn’t get a good shot of this but I put the sprinkles on by dropping them onto the balls. It’s a huge mess if you actually stick the ball into the pile of sprinkles.
The pics don’t show the actual colors well at all. Since somehow purple has become a Halloween ‘color’ I wanted to use orange and purple.
The cake balls are vanilla cake mixed with bright purple icing. The balls ended up a medium purple.
The candy coating is orange. It looks almost pink in some of these pics but it’s not pink at all.
The sprinkles above are all from a Halloween mix. You can see the little canister in the pic with the supplies.
I also did an ‘autumn’ batch with spice cake / cream cheese icing / white dipping candy and these cute fall leaves. These were my favorite but I would dip them in a different color candy next time because the white makes it look too much like milk and Fruity Pebbs.
I gave a variety of the cake pops to my neighbors (including three kids) and my extended family (two kids) and they all gave them rave reviews. I was there when my young cousin, C ate his and can I tell y’all I was so giddy inside when he ate the whole thing. That’s gotta mean something when a kid will eat your gluten-free food without any ewww’s or gross…right? 🙂
I’m thinking about making up a batch of these and taking them to the fall farmers market. I don’t know how well gluten-free would sell here in rural route though.
I’m having trouble with formatting so I’m going to have to share the cake recipes I used for these on Friday. I really want to share them because even if you wouldn’t want to make cake balls the cake…especially the spice cake…was so easy and great all alone. 🙂
Hope y’all are having a great week. Happy Halloween Eve. 🙂