This is a fun project you can do with your grandchild or child, it takes just a little planning and it will fill your afternoon with so much fun and love. It’s a hands-on cooking lesson that will surely delight your child. Make memories and great Cake Pops! Check out the video.
- 1 box classic cake mix (I used Pillsbury—follow directions on box)
- Usually calls for 1 cup water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs
- 3 to 4 Tablespoons of vanilla frosting (use pre-made)
- 24-30 cake pop sticks (depending on size of balls)
- 2 – 12 oz. candy melts (color of your choice—I used pink and white)
- white, pink, rainbow (Your choice of sprinkles)
- 11 by 13 baking pan dd
Make cake and bake according to box instructions. Let the cake cool to room temperature before proceeding.
Remove the cake from the pan. Remove the brown outside layer from the cake and throw away (all sides, top and bottom). Place the cake in a large bowl, then crumble to fine pieces with your hands.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of the icing into your crumbled cake and mix everything together until well combined. Using a melon scooper or just your hands, shape mixture into about 20-30 cake balls, (depending on the size of the balls). Place the balls on a large cookie sheet.
Place the candy melts in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at 50%, then stir, continue to heat at 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds until completely melted and smooth. Dip each cake pot stick into the melted candy and then place them into the cake balls about halfway threw the balls. Then place all the balls in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
After cake pops have been in the freezer, dip each cake pop in the melted candy melts. Make sure that the candy covers the cake pop completely. Allow the excess melted candy to drip off back into the bowl.
Place the stick of cake pops into the sprinkles of your choice before the candy melts harden. Place the final cake pops into a styrofoam block or cake pop stand to complete dry and harden. Continue until all the cake pops have been covered. Once all the cake pops are dry, they are ready to serve and enjoy!
(I keep them in the refrigerator and take them out a couple of hours before serving, but you can serve immediately if needed). Makes anywhere from 20-30 pops!