To make cake pops, start with a cake. I am lazy and made a box cake. If you are baking whiz, you should make one from scratch, just don't gloat about it.
I made it the night before and let it cool. The next day, I crumbled it up. I utilized a few different methods, scraping with a fork, using my fingers, etc. I found that rubbing cake chunks against themselves worked the best. The goal is to have small crumbs, no large chunks.
Then, add in the frosting. Again, I am game for the easiest route, so I chose pre-made frosting. I used half the can, then added a bit more. The mixture should be moist, but not too sticky.
Next, roll the cake in balls and place on baking sheets lined with wax paper. Once this process is complete, place in the refrigerator for a few hours or the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. The cake should be firm enough to dip.
I chose to dip the pops in candy melts. I wanted pink and purple pops for my Princess and the candies are easy to melt in the microwave. And I think we've established I'm all for easy. I did find the melted mixture was bit thick, so I had to thin it out with some vegetable oil.
I forgot to take pictures of the next part. You'll have to use your imagination.
You're bound to have a few that don't work. One's that fall off or split. That's your treat.
I chose to display them in a floral foam orb on a cake stand. It doesn't look that pretty, but it works.
And of course I pretended to be fancy and drizzled the tops with alternating colors of candy melt. I should note that my hubby chose to dip some in melted chocolate, but they weren't done at press time. He simply melted chocolate chips and some vegetable oil. They were yummy, but lacked the crunch of the candy coating.