What are cake pops? They are bite-sized balls of cake and frosting. A great way to use scraps trimmed off the cake is to make cake pops. It's a waste of money to toss them so I turn them into a delicious sweet treat. I make cake pops once a week. It's always a huge hit among the customers especially the kids.
When the chocolate coating snaps, it reveals a delicious melt-in-your-mouth treat.
Crumble the cake scraps with your fingers or fork until very fine. Stir the frosting with a spoon to hold them together.Continue mixing until the frosting is fully incorporated. Chill until hardened. This is to make the rolling easy.
Line the baking sheet with wax paper. ( I forgot to do this and it was difficult to remove them). Take a bit of the cake mixture and roll into a smooth ball. My rolling skills are not good so my balls are uneven. I need more practice.
As you fill each sheet, put the balls in the freezer to harden. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
Stick each ball into a lollipop stick. I didn't have it so I used a skewer instead. I removed the pointy end and wrapped the skewer with a ribbon to give it a nice look.
I don't have a pops decorating stand so I used an egg tray. It's really an efficient tool in decorating pops.
Dip each ball in tempered chocolate until coated. Tap each ball and twirl a little to get rid of excess.
Sprinkle with nuts of your choice or jimmies or any thing you'd like to decorate it with. Freeze to harden.
I put half of the cake balls into mini muffin liners and sold them in batches.
The rest were sold individually.