Cake Pops puts the fun in cake!! They’re the perfect little sweet treat that you eat right off the stick! They’re perfect for kids, but I’m here to tell you that adults love them too!
I really owe any cake pop skills that I have to Toni at Make Bake Celebrate. She has skills like I’ve never seen before. If you want to be inspired, head on over to her site! I wish I had half her talent.
Cake Pop making isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s definitely easier to make a cake, frost it, and sprinkle on some sprinkles. But really, would that be as fun as these Christmas Cake Pops? I don’t think so.
I used a package cake mix and homemade buttercream frosting for my cake pops. For full detailed instructions on Cake Pop making, I urge you to head over to Toni’s site. She shows you the step by step process and talks about types of chocolate to use and shares her tips and tricks with you.
And you can certainly bet that my little helper enjoyed her cake pop (or two or three)!!
I made up these Christmas Cake Pops to be included in a Christmas Cake Roundup that my food blogger friend Tina, from The Gluten-Free Foodsmith was putting together. She easily converts just about any recipe to gluten free. If you’re gluten free, you need to check out her site. I’ll include the link to her delicious Christmas Cake Roundup soon.
Here’s the buttercream recipe I used, and yes, it came from Make Bake Celebrate. I’m sharing her basic recipe, but she talks about the perfect consistency on her site and also shares her tips and favorite brands with you.
- FOR FROSTING:
- 2 sticks butter (room temp softened)
- 1 cup Crisco shortening
- 1 TBS clear vanilla extract
- 1 2lb bag powdered sugar
- 4-8 TBSP milk
- FOR CAKE POPS:
- 1 recipe frosting (above)
- 1 packaged cake mix (bake according to pkg directions)
- Candy Melts or Candiquik Melting Chocolate
- Sprinkles for decorating
- Lollipop sticks
- FOR FROSTING:
- Begin by mixing (with electric mixer) butter until well creamed.
- Add shortening to butter and cream until fluffy.
- Add vanilla and mix well.
- Add in powdered sugar (turn your mixer to low speed) one cup at a time. Mix low and slow.
- Continue adding in all powdered sugar.
- Add milk 1 TBSP at a time until you reach desired consistency (I used about 6 TBSP).
- TO MAKE CAKE POPS:
- Please visit www.makebakecelebrate.com for full Cake Pop Instructions