Crafts: Flower Cake Pops Recipe
Make a cake pop!
- 1 box cake mix, plus the stuff you'll need to bake it
- 1 16-ounce container frosting
- Wax paper
- White candy "melts" (1 lb. package) We used white, but any color will work. (If you can't find "melts" at the grocery store, white chocolate "bark" will work.) If you can't find that, try any baking supply store on or Amazon.com.
- Lollipop sticks (Same buying info as the melts.)
- Candy for the petals. Bunny corn (shown here), candy corn, Good 'n Plenty, or any thin, long candy for the petals
- M&Ms or other circle-shaped candies for the center of the flowers
- Bake the cake in a 13" x 9" pan, according to the directions on the box.
- After the cake is baked and cooled completely, crumble it into large bowl.
- Using the back of a spoon, mix the crumbled cake thoroughly with 3/4 to 1 can of frosting. (Use enough so that you can roll the cake-frosting mix into quarter-size oval balls.)
- Continue to roll the mixture into quarter-size oval-shaped balls, flattening one end of the oval as you go. (This is where the candy flower petals will go.) Place the ovals on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. This recipe should make about 45 to 50 balls.
- Melt 1 cup of the candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on package—usually several 30-second intervals, stirring in between.)
- Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in a bit of the melted candy coating and insert into a cake ball a little less than halfway. Repeat with the rest of the cake balls.
- Place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, until they are firm.
- Once firm, remove from freezer.
- Melt the remainder of the candy melts in the microwave.
- One by one, carefully insert the cake ball pop into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. (Don't sweat it if your cake ball falls off—just don't tap as hard the next time!)
- Place in a Styrofoam (craft) block to dry. (Don't have one? You can improvise using an empty tissue box.)
- Now this is the time-consuming part. (And if you don't have the time, check out Bakerella.com for several easier variations of these cake pops!) One by one, dip the tip of the candy corn "petal" into a bit of the melted candy and then "glue" it to the flat end of the cake pop. Hold it there until it dries, and go on to the next petal.
- When the petals are attached, dip an M&M in the coating and stick it in the center. One down—only 44 more pops to go!
- Does this seem too hard? You can modify this recipe so it's faster. Instead of making flower pops, you can use yellow candy melts and an edible paint pen to create a smiley face, make cupcake pops and more. Check out Bakerella.com for more options.