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.
Achu's Amma's Kitchen
Wow super looking and color is awesome…
super cute are these cake pops Nags and love the vibrant blue color. :D.
Happy 2012 ahead,
loved the colour!!so cute and delightful and delicious too…awesome !!!
Home Cooked Oriya Food
so cute… needs a lot of patience to make, but wonderful treats!
Perfect blue. Perfect pop. Perfect kids treat. I can see what you meant when you said the candy melt wasn't behaving. But, really the final result looks nice…almost cotton candy like!
If I had been making this, I would not have crossed the 6th picture – the whole cake mix would have been over by then. I'm having a sudden acute craving for this now and its only 10 in the morning…arrgh.
Cool…blue is my favourite color. Nags, inspired by you, I have already made 4-5 dishes from your recipes though I am not interested in cooking that much. The photography of the dish I make is the exciting part of all!!Thanks so much!!
Hi…this is yummy…I had the opportunity to taste t. :)Thanks Nagu…
wat a fantastic recipe…absolute delicious cakepops..:)
I made these stupid things 2 year agao abhaaaa I ran into so many problems. And my mom was there, she and J both kept saying why can't you just frost the cake with chocolate and that candy melt and eat it that way why ball and all. The key is not making the cake mixture too soft, it will never hold up. And those candy melts another pain, mine never got firm 2 days in the fridge they were still kinda soft. These days you get pans that make the pops so there is no need to go through the mixing etc.
Should this comment be on your FB or here?! Rambled a lot sorry.
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