Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Egg Cake Pops

I love cake pops and I have made them a few times but it has been a while. I am in charge of the Easter party at preschool so I thought cake pops might go over well because what 2 yr old doesn't like cake and lollipops? And there is no icing mess to clean up!
 Cake Pops:
1 box of your favorite cake mix made to directions
1 tub of your favorite icing
Chocolate melts (I used Wilton)
Lollipop sticks

 Bake the cake and let it cool COMPLETELY
Crumble the cake up and spoon half of the tub of icing. Mix it up. You want to be able to make balls out of the "dough" so add icing as necessary.
 Stop and check on your super cute baking assistant!
Roll the "dough" into egg shapes and put on a cookie sheet. I covered mine in wax paper so they wouldn't stick. Put the eggs in the freezer for 2-4 hours to chill.
Melt you chocolate in the microwave. I always start with 1 minute and then check and continue in 30 second intervals because chocolate can overcook quickly. Stir the chocolate each time you check them.
Take a lollipop stick, dip it in the melted chocolate and then into the egg. The chocolate will help the stick stay in place. Roll the egg in the melted chocolate and shake off the excess chocolate. Immediately sprinkle because the chocolate will harden quickly.
Finished product
I learned that the multi-colored sprinkles are too big and do not stick well so I will need to find some that are a little smaller. The colored sugar did great and looks very festive! I put some floral foam in this tin bucket I got in the dollar section at target and stuck the pops in the foam. Add some grass and you have a great centerpiece for a party, gift for a neighbor or a treat for your own family!

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