Edible Gifts Part 1- Christmas Cake Pops

Welcome to this series of homemade treats. In this series we will share some ideas and tutorials on how to make easy, yet impressive Christmas gifts.

 

What are Cake Pops?

Cake pops are bite size treats on a lolly stick made by simply combining crumbled cake and frosting (icing), then rolled into balls and coated in melted chocolate or candy coating

What equipment do I need?

These beauties do not need much- just some lolly sticks, polystyrene block for standing the cake pops, spatula and a microwavable bowl. You may want to invest later on in conveniences such as a melting pot, cutter and moulds for creating shapes. 

Ingredients

  • Crumbled sponge cake (crusts removed to avoid lumps)

Red Velvet cake

  • Frosting, enough to bring mixture together

Edible Christmas Gifts

 

Method

  • Add frosting, small amounts at a time until the cake starts to come together into a fudge like consistency (it should be pliable when you squeeze it together without crumbling)
  • Chill mixture for about half an hour in the refrigerator
  • Divide mixture into golf ball sizes and roll into balls. Chill for a further half an hour
  • Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 1 minute. Stir and melt for 30 seconds, repeat, stirring each time until blended and smooth.
  • Dip one end of the lolly stick into melted candy or chocolate then insert stick into cake call about halfway through. The chocolate should set within a couple of minutes 

Cake pops

  • Dip each cake pop one at a time into the candy then shake excess off gently
  • Decorate with Christmas sugar decorations or sprinkles of your choice.

Christmas Cake Pops

 

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