Last year was the year of the cake pop. If you happened not to know what it is then here you are some facts about it. Cake-pop is a cake based pop, baked in an appealing shape hand dipped in frosting, and decorated to taste, all on a stick to be eaten as candy. While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops, most people say that Bakerella, a popular baking blog, helped make then a “pop” phenomenon.In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends.Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.
So Easter is coming and I thought some cake-pops would be useful during some family events. Children will definitelly love them!
Strawberry shortcake frosting
1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
½ cup buttercream frosting
2 (16 oz) packages Vanilla coating
2 packets Frosting Creations Strawberry Shortcake flavor)
1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box; cool completely.
2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix thoroughly.
3. Roll mixture into 1″ sized balls. Chill for approximately 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Melt coating in Microwave. Tray according to directions on package. Add 1 packet of strawberry flavored Frosting Creations to each package of Vanilla Coating; stir until blended.
5. Insert a lollipop stick into each cake ball. Dip cake pops in coating; allowing the excess coating to drip off. Place on wax paper and sprinkle. Let dry.
Tip: If cake balls become too soft or are not holding their shape while being dipped, place back in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.