I first came across Cake Pops when I stumbled upon the amazing website Bakerella
. I have always been a fan of dipping just about anything in chocolate so I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of cake pops earlier. I was going to a BBQ for a basketball team this weekend and thought it would be the perfect time to try my hand and make my own version.
I made a store bought chocolate cake according to the box instructions, let it cool, crumbled it in a bowl and mixed it with chocolate icing. I rolled the balls to about the size of a quarter and placed them in the refrigerator overnight.
The following morning I began dipping the cake pops into the chocolate. This is where I ran into some issues. The first couple were okay but I thought the chocolate was a little thick and did not coat evenly.
Very soon after this photo was taken things began to fall apart. Literally! After being out of the fridge for a little while the balls became too soft. When they hit the hot chocolate they became very loose and started sliding down the pop. After getting very frustrated I decided my only option was to forgo the stick.
I put all the cake balls in mini cupcake wrappers and used Wilton's Decorating Gel to make the decorations. Overall, they were cute for the party but not sure they are worth all the aggravation. I would make them again but just dip them in some chocolate and not worry about the appearance. No one will care what they look like once they take a bite!