An Easy Red Velvet Cake Pop How-To
Cake pops are a growing trend among people who love to bake! It's a great way to use leftover red velvet cake and icing and they are a tasty treat for you to share with a friend (or eat all on your own!) It's very simple to do, and here's a simple how-to on making these fun little treats!
- Things you will need for red velvet cake pops:
- One baked and cooled 13x9 red velvet cake
- 2 cups of your choice of buttercream (cream cheese is a classic with red velvet!)
- A large bowl
- A cookie sheet
- Lollipop sticks (if desired)
- Candy Melts
- A double boiler (or make your own)
- Waxed Paper
- A plastic fork OR spoon
First, you must have a batch of red velvet cake mix (13 x 9) (or any other cake flavor you'd prefer!) already baked and ready to eat, and a basic batch of buttercream icing (2 cups). You can get a recipe for red velvet cake and icing here OR use a store bought cake or icing. So one you have all of those ready to go, you can move onto the next step!!
Once your red velvet cake is baked and completely cooled, crumble it into a large bowl big enough to hold both the crumbled cake and the batch of icing.
This is the fun part! Mix the batch of icing that you have into the bowl of crumbled cake mix. The easiest way to do this is to use your hands! Mix until the cake and icing are thoroughly combined.
Roll your mixture into small balls about the size of a quarter (or the size of a Timbit!) and you should end up with about 40-45 cake balls. At this point, you can decide whether or not you would like to insert lollipop sticks into the top of them, or use your fingers to eat them! If you do decide on lollipop sticks, gently push them through the top of the cake ball so that it reaches about half way, and make sure that you don't push it through any further.
Now, you play the waiting game. Let them chill in the fridge for about 4-5 hours OR you can speed that up by putting them into the freezer for 1-2 hours if you have the space.
The creative part! For this, you need candy melts which are available at many craft stores, such as Michaels. You can get them in any array of colors, so you could go colour crazy if you'd like! Once you have those, follow the directions on the package to melt the candy melts using the double boiler method. Take the cake balls out of the freezer and dip them into the melted candy melts. You can take a plastic fork for this and cut the two middle prongs out, use a spoon, or if they have a lollipop stick, you can use that to dip them in. Lay your cake balls on waxed paper until hardened. If you have the lollipop sticks in them, you can also stick them in a styrofoam block to harden.
This is the hard part. Eat them! Eat as many as you want, share them with your friends and family (if you dare) and enjoy!