Today I decided that it was high time that I got back into baking, the fact that
a builder, and electrician and a plumber (is it me or is this story starting to sound like a bad joke...) were
banging about the house from 8:30 am meaning me having to be up at that time on my day off had nothingggg to do with it.
For Christmas, my lovely best friend Sheri gave me this beautiful book by Bakerella about how to bake cake pops;
Now i'll be honest, this is not my first attempt at cake pops, and the first time I tried was less than successful, but I'd definitely recommend giving it a go.
3 Eggs (medium - large)
Weigh the three eggs and use the same weight in each of the following ingredients -
Self Raising Flour
Butter (I used Stork)
3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
1/2 A large bar of white chocolate - melted
2 Tablespoons of Red Food Colouring
2/3 Of a Tub a Betty Crocker Frosting
1 Bag (250 grams) of Candy Melts (Available on ebay/online)
Sprinkles/Edible Glitter/Cake Decorations
Lollypop Sticks (Available on ebay/online)
1. Cream together the butter and sugar until combined.
2. Then add in the flour and eggs and stir well,
until it looks like this!
and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and your melted chocolate and mix well.
4. Add the mixture into a greased and floured baking tin, put in the oven at 160 degrees and wait for 20 - 25 minutes.
Allow to cool. Here are some Red Velvet cupcakes with white chocolate frosting I whipped up from the spare mixture. They were super yummy!
5. Once the cake is cooled, turn the entire thing into crumbs, pick out any bits that will not crumb,
and mix in 2/3's of a tub of frosting.
When the two are combined, roll the mixture into balls and put onto a plate.
Put into the fridge for a couple of hours or the freezer for 15 minutes so that they
become slightly more solid, but NOT frozen.
6. Once they have hardened, melt the candy melts, dip the end of the lolly stick
into the melted candy and push firmly into the cake ball.
Once the candy on the stick has set in the cake ball,
then coat the rest of ball in the melted candy mix.
7. The book said to use something like a polystyrene block to stick the cake pops in
til they have dried, but as I had none of this, I improvised and
used a small colander instead. And here are the finished products -
I hope this tutorial helps. I was super pleased with the result, let me know how yours work out.
Sincerely, Alexa ♥