Cake pops are bound to put a smile on someone’s face no matter the occasion. While the bite-size balls of cake on a stick aren’t new to the dessert game, their popularity still stands firm. Cake pops are not only tasty, but the recipe is also super simple, making them easy to customize and craft into countless cute little creatures and objects. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s as delicious as it is delightful, here are five cake pop recipes that are too cute for words!
1. Ice cream cone cake pops
Your guests will melt over these precious ice cream cone cake pops. Start by making a basic chocolate sheet cake. Next, add the cake to an electric mixer right after baking. Then roll the cake mix into balls, and lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dip the end of a skewer in icing before sticking it into a cake ball. Snip the bottoms off of mini ice cream cones rimmed with white chocolate and sprinkles. Next, cover each cake pop in white chocolate. Then slide the skewer through the top of the mini ice cream cone. Finally, top off the cake pop with pink frosting followed by sprinkles, and enjoy!
2. Geode cake pops
These cake pops totally rock! Start by skewering a cake ball. Then cover it in melted white chocolate, and lay it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to harden. Next, slice off a small part of the cake ball, and cover it in melted white chocolate followed by sugar crystals. Then pipe a thin line of white frosting around the exposed part of the cake pop, and cover it in more sugar crystals. Finally, paint blue food coloring on the sugar crystals, followed by edible gold paint along the perimeter to give the cake pop the appearance of a precious stone.
3. Cake pops disguised as oranges
“Orange” you excited to try these cake pops? To make this optical illusion dessert, add your favorite sheet cake to an electric mixer, and roll it into balls. Next, place the cake balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then dip the end of a skewer into melted white chocolate that’s been dyed orange before sticking it in a cake ball. Coat the cake ball in the melted orange-colored chocolate followed by orange sugar sprinkles. Finally, top each cake pop with a small marzipan leaf before serving.
4. Strawberry waffle cake pops
Just when you thought chocolate-covered strawberries couldn’t get any better, strawberry waffle cake pops enter the picture. First, skewer the bottom of a strawberry and dip it into melted chocolate. Then let it harden. Next, cover the chocolate strawberry in waffle batter before deep-frying it until golden and crispy. Finally, dust the strawberry waffle cake pops with powdered sugar, and enjoy!
5. Bluebird cake pops
You’ll want to get your hands on one of these cake pops before they fly away! Start by adding your favorite sheet cake to an electric mixer, and mix until the cake becomes crumbled. Next, add powdered sugar and butter to the mix. Then thoroughly combine. Roll the batter into balls, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before refrigerating for 30 minutes. Dip a stick into melted white and blue chocolate combined with shortening. Then skewer the cake ball. Cover the cake ball in the light blue chocolate mixture. Place a light blue M&M on each side to create the bird’s wings. Finally, add candy eyes and a chocolate-covered sunflower for the beak.
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