This was part of a group that I was cooking with and since we are 8 people in the group, the host this month decided to give each of us one colour from the rainbow and white. I drew the lot and got blue. Since blue doesn’t occur in (many) natural foods, I had to think outside the box. My first thought was blue frosting or something but then I got lazy as Christmas drew near so ended up with blue-topped cake pops!
To get started, you need candy melts in a colour of your choice, and lollypop sticks. You can be creative and use straws or whatever you want as long as they hold the cake pops up.
Ingredients the cake balls:
Almond meal (optional)
Ingredients for the candy coating:
Lined baking tray
Let’s get started!
Next, bring out your frosting. I used frosting from a can. Don’t add too much. You should use just enough to bring the cake mixture together to make a ball and for it to hold it’s shape.
The mixture was very thick for me so I added 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Don’t worry, this doesn’t alter the taste at all. However, the mixture was still very thick and not at all like the videos I saw of people using Wilton Candy Melts. But I trudged on anyway.
Once the cake balls have chilled enough, dip one end of the lollypop stick into the candy melt and stick it 3/4 of the way into the cake balls. Do this for every cake ball and return to the refrigerator for another hour for it to set (or freezer for 15 mins).
Once the cake balls have chilled again, coat completely with the candy melt. You are supposed to dip the cake balls in the mixture and tap off excess but my mixture was super thick so I could only slather it on. Probably the candy melts I bought from Phoon Huat were too old or something. Tasted fine though.
Return to the refrigerator or freezer for another hour and let it set completely.
Cake pops make great kids’ party food. The quantities will largely depend on the kind of cake and frosting you are using so use your judgement. Just make sure the cake ball dough is not loose at all. It should just about come together when you roll them into balls.