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A cake pop can be enjoyed for any special occasion, especially on the holidays. I thought about doing a rabbit shape cake pop, but that is so common, so I decided to do egg shape cake pops. This was a bit challenging because I normally shape my cake pops into balls not an egg shape.

I was in the TJMaxx a few months ago and saw a mini cake pop mold set and just figure I can always come back and buy it, I was dead wrong ,came back and the shelf was completely emptied. Has this ever happen to you? I’m learning if you see it just buy it.  So as I was shaping them they looked like Idaho potatoes so I said to myself what can I use to shape them? When I looked up by my copier machine I saw my scissors so I shape the cake ball in it and it came out very well, let me know what you think.

You will need to make 48 -50 pieces

Wilton candy melts (blue, pink, and Key Lime flavor chocolate ( delicious), or your choice of color. If you choose orange try the orangeicle or lemon flavor chocolate.

colorful sanding sugar

lollipop sticks

1 box your favorite cake mix

A batch of Vanilla Buttercream icing use only 2 cups or 1 can of vanilla or chocolate

sweetened or unsweetened coconut, chopped finely

Wax or parchment paper

Plastic wrap

Styrofoam block (2 in. thick)

48 lollipops sticks

lollipop clear wrappers

White stock paper

1. After the cake has baked, remove it from the oven and slice it into four quarters. This will help to cool it  quicker.

2. After the cake has cool to room temperature, pick up each of the four sections and crumble it into a large mixing bowl using your hands. Continue to crumble the cake until you no longer see any chunks.

3.  Use a wooden spoon to combine the icing with the crumbled cake until it has a dough-like consistency. If you don’t want to make a huge batch put the rest in the freezer until next time.

making cake pops

4. For the next step you can use the handle of the scissors like I did or purchase a cake pop mini mold set.

shaping egg pop

5. After shaping all your egg shape cake pops place them on a lined a baking pan with wax or parchment paper.

freezing cake pops

6. Place the baking pan or tray into the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours so they stay firm. Melt you chocolate before your eggs pops come out of the freezer or refrigerator. To melt your chocolate in the microwave, use a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power in 30 second intervals, stirring in between repeat until the coating is completely melted. When you 1st stir, the coating it will be firm just make sure it’s not overheated, if it becomes overheat it will thicken and you will have to disregard it and make a fresh batch of melted chocolate.

Double Boiler, If you don’t own a microwave, fill a medium sauce pan with cold tap water, place a medium  mixing bowl on top but is not touching on the water, it be about 2 inches above the water. Before the water comes to a simmer stir the chocolate with a wooden spoon continuously melted and smooth. If you find that your chocolate is not smooth add in one teaspoon of vegetable shortening add a time until smooth. Turn of the heat. To keep my chocolate melted I pour it in glass measuring cups or glass jars in medium hot water or you can purchase a chocolate melting pot from Wilton.

7.  Now you’re ready to coat. Pull out a few cake pops out of the freezer, dip cake pops one @ a time. Dip about a 1/2 inch of the lollipop stick into the chocolate,  then insert the lollipop stick straight into the cake ball, Pushing it into no more than halfway through. Holding the lollipop stick with cake ball attached, dip the entire cake pop into melted chocolate until it’s completely covered and remove it with one motion.

dipping cake pop

7 b. Do not re-dip the cake pop, the weight of the chocolate can pull on the cake and cause it to get stuck in the chocolate.

8. When you remove the cake pop gently tap the excess off with by rotating the stick from side to side. Place on a plastic lined styrofoam block or cake pop stand.

9. Tint coconut with 1 drop of leaf green color in a small zip lock sandwich bag; shake the bag from side to side until it evenly coats. Place a little bit of melted chocolate around the base of the cake pop, add the green coconut, place lightly and place it back on the stand. Or you can sanding sugar to the cake pop while wet, but you have to move quickly or the chocolate will harden.

adding sanding sugar

I trace a flower shape cookie cutter design on white stock  paper and cut it out. Punch a tiny hole in the center of the paper and push it up under the coconut if using.

wrapped cake pops (1)

Troubleshooting:

1. You added to much frosting your cake will not roll, try adding extra cake crumbs

2. If You find that your chocolate cracked after dipping you probably rolled it too tight or you had it the freezer for too long before you dipped.

3. If your melted chocolate is too thick: Don’t turn up the heat. The chocolate will become thinner, add one tsp. of vegetable shortening or paramount crystals. Paramount crystals can be brought at any cake decorating supply store, actually I prefer paramount crystals than the vegetable shortening cause it melts quicker and keep the chocolate smoother. It looks like flaked coconut.

4. Your cake pop fell off the stick; you rolled your ball too big.

5. I can see my cake after I dipped it; this happen when you light color candy melts

HAPPY BAKING!

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