Cake Pops

Cake Pops

Another cake, yes it is! Because its another birthday and today is my birthday.

So if you’ve been following the last few posts yes it was my wife and my daughters birthday several days ago and our birthdays are just one day apart from each other, isn’t that amazing.  Imagine the surprised faces we got when we tell our people we meet that our birthdays are just one day apart.  Anyways lets go on with today’s post, cake pops.

A cake pop is a type of cake where it is served in a lollipop form. It is usually made out of cake crumbs mixed with icing or chocolate formed to make shapes like spheres and cubes, a final coating of chocolate or icing is then applied together with some decorative elements such as candy sprinkles.

Though spherical cakes was existing for a long time it was until 2008 when Angie Dudley known as “Bakerella” popularized this wonderful treats. At first she started making pink cake pops which turned out really well, happy with her first creation she started thinking of ways to share it to everyone by posting it in one of the blogs Flickr group that she follows called Cupcakes Takes the Cake (CTTC). But to be noticed she have to shape this cake pops in a cupcake form by shaping the balls with a cutter and dipping it twice to look like one, it was a success and the submitted the photos to the said group. Her work eventually has been noticed and it was featured on the site. Little that she knows that was a start of something big as Martha Stewart noticed it and was invited to her show and demonstrates her creation. From there she started to become busy as she is doing this stuff for popular businesses and people, it become an industry on its own where businesses used its popularity. In fact it was one of be most searched terms in Google which peaked on December 2011, it was once the most searched topic in Puerto Rico and second in United States. Bakerellas book called “Cake pop” even appeared on New York times bestseller list.

For me I never knew this until my wife made them, I did not even notice that those are the ones sold in bakeshops and famous coffee shops. I thought what I saw before was normal chocolate lollipops but it was not, it was this cake pops. Indeed it has its charm and not just an ordinary charm as when she made them it was a big hit with the kids as well as the adults, you will hear them screaming like they had seen a famous celebrity when it was served and in a blink on an eye all of it was gone. So if you haven’t tried it like me I suggest you do, this simple treat is so fun to make and eat as well.

So for all those who greeted my wife, my daughter and me, Thank you all!

Cake Pops
 
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Ingredients
Cake pops
  • 9 X 3 chocolate cake or vanilla cake
  • Chocolate frosting (for chocolate cake)/ butter cream cheese frosting (for vanilla cake)
  • 40-45 Lollipop sticks
  • 125g White or dark Chocolate melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp Shortening (optional)
  • Styrofoam
Butter Cream Cheese frosting
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
Chocolate frosting
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp milk, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, crumble the entire cake by hands.
  2. Add the frosting to the crumbled cake and mix it evenly.
  3. Shape the moistened cake into a ball until it makes about 45 balls depending on size. Line the balls in a baking sheet apart from each other.
  4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (but not touching) simmering water. Add shortening only if you prefer to lighten up a bit of the thickened chocolate.
  5. Dip each of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and glue in the centre of each cake balls. With the sticks upside-down on each cake balls, keep in the fridge for about 5-10 mins to hardened the glue and keep the lollipop sticks upright.
  6. Coat each of the cake pops evenly with the melted chocolate. (Note: If the melted chocolate begins to hardened and get lumpy, you can always repeat step 4). Put sprinkles on top or decorate as desired before the coat dries completely.
  7. Place the cake pops into the Styrofoam not touching each other.
Notes
Note: The above recipe was inspired by Bakerella

 

24 Responses

  1. nors says:

    Happy beerday!!!! Natikman ko to ha sa gpm… Hehehe

  2. IdaBaker says:

    Happy Birthday. I hope for many more to come!!

  3. peasepudding says:

    Happy Birthday Raymund, perfect cake-pops for the pops in the family

  4. Happy birthday! Those cake pops sure look tasty!

  5. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy…………… have a great day and enjoy those wonderful looking cake pops.

  6. Yours look perfect – a week and a bit long celebration then. :-)

    We tried making a small batch with a bunch of kids last summer and all the pops started to melt and look wonky… Perhaps now in the middle of winter might be a better time?

  7. Happy Birthday! May you be abundantly blessed in the coming year. :) Our birthdays are close too, though not that close, it makes for A LOT of cake to go around. I think you’ve chosen wisely with these small treats, so festive too.

  8. Tessa says:

    Happy Birthday! And, beautiful cake pops!

  9. Happy Birthday! Love the pops.

  10. Big happy birthday! A much loved treat for a very special day :)

  11. Teacher Tina says:

    I have seen these cake pops around but didn’t realize that this was how you made them. I never paid attention but I thought that they were baked in round tins. Thanks for enlightening me.

    My kids are born on the same day, but 2 years apart. We just celebrated their birthday recently. Love the fact that birthday preparation is just once a year!

  12. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Happy Birthday to your family Raymund! I wasn’t aware that your wife and daughter’s birthdays were near your b-day! That’s so cool!! I love these cake pops. These are so popular at kids’ birthday parties.

  13. Happy birthday! What a way to celebrate, these pops look perfect! I love them!

  14. thammelissa says:

    Ahh…this is so pretty. Kids would love it so much. And so am I. ^^
    Happy Birthday to you, Ray!! =)

  15. Happy Birthday to You!!!
    Wishing you lots n lots of happiness, health and success always.
    And Happy belated Birthday to your wife and daughter….
    These Cake Pops look wonderful….

  16. Happy birthday to you, your wife and daughter Raymund
    My daughter is in love with cake pops but I have never made them at home
    The cake pops in your picture look amazing

  17. kitchenriffs says:

    Happy Birthday! I had noticed that you were celebrating a lot of birthdays, but yours too? It’s the icing on the (birthday) cake! Cake pops are a terrific idea – really attractive. Although just a big slice of cake is OK for me! Fun post.

  18. Love 2 Type says:

    belated happy birthday. cake pops is cool…. kids will definitely love this

  19. Kristy says:

    It took me a while to realize the cake pops in the coffee shop were cake too. ;) Happy birthday again Raymund and to the rest of your family as well!

  20. Nik says:

    I have wondered how to make these after they have been plastered over Pintrest! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

  21. yumgoggle says:

    Happy Birthday! Nothing says it more colorfully than cake pops! They always bring a smile to a celebrant’s face, no matter how many candles there are to be blown…=)
    Anyhoo, we have just recently launched a food photo submission site, http://www.yumgoggle.com/gallery/ that allows you to showcase all your great work and share it with all of our visitors. Your phenomenal photos have caught our attention. We’d be proud to have your work as part of our growing collection to continue to have a larger reach and further inspire all fellow food lovers out there! (sorry for the blatant shameless plug)!

  22. Guia Obsum says:

    Sooo cute!! My kids will definitely love this. Now, if only I could bake. @_@

  23. Cake pops are a tricky art to master, and yours look lovely! You’re inspiring me to get out my cake pop tin and give them another try.

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