Made these as a gift, came out pretty well and tasted scrummy!
I only ate one I swear!.... Okay I ate 3. WHAT.
Here's how I made these cake pops- the cake was chocolate ganache dipped in white chocolate with sprinkles, but you can use any cake or chocolate for dipping really!
*Chocolate cake (I used half a large chocolate birthday cake!)
*Chocolate Frosting (You can make your own by creaming butter, adding icing sugar and cocoa powder but I just used shop bought ready made frosting)
*White chocolate- about 500g
*Cake Pop Sticks
*A large Piece of Foam or Polystyrene (to put the cake pops in)
Crumble up the cake until its just crumbs.
Add a couple of big dollops of chocolate frosting to the crumbs, get your hands in there and mix the frosting and the crumbs together- it should come together nicely into one mega cake ball.
Get a teaspoon and use it to scoop some cake pop mix- if you use a spoon to scoop they should all come out the same size.
Roll your teaspoon of cake pop mix in your hand lightly until it resembles a ball. Do this until you have used up all the mix- you should have 15-20 balls!
Melt about 50-100g of white chocolate- I found the easiest way to do this is to get a small saucepan of water and bring it to the boil, place a good quality ceramic or glass bowl on top of the saucepan so the steam heats it up, then you can melt the chocolate slowly by stirring it.
Grab a cake pop stick and dip the tip (about 1cm) of it in the hot white chocolate, then place the stick in the cake ball (no more than half way through), repeat with all the cake balls- do it as quickly as possible as after about 5 mins the white chocolate gets lumpy and hard to use.
Put them on a plastic tray and pop them in the fridge for about 30 mins until the white chocolate has set the sticks in the cake balls.
Melt about a quarter of the remaining white chocolate up in the same way as before, take a tablespoon and scoop up a big helping of white chocolate, take your cake pop and rotate it in the hot white chocolate until its completely covered.
Pop the cake pop in the foam to set- quickly decorate with sprinkles if you like while its still warm.
Repeat until your chocolate turns lumpy and then add another quarter more of the white chocolate, heat up and start again, twirling it in the chocolate, placing it in the foam and decorating.
When they are finished, place in the fridge overnight to set.
If they are a gift, you can cover them in cellophane, this is easily obtainable for free from florists and use deco tape to hold it in place. If you are planning to wrap with cellophane, note that the chocolate melts really easy when touched- so try to do it without touching the chocolate at all!
Decorate the foam- you can paint it, or cover it in tissue paper, ribbon, or completely cover in deco tape. Arrange your cake pops, and you’re done!