The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.~Anonymous
- Cake mix (or homemade)
- Frosting (or homemade)
- Wilton 6” lollipop sticks
- Bag of Wilton 14 oz. candy melts
- Styrofoam to stand them up in
“Bake a cake. Either make your favorite from scratch or follow the instructions on the box. Let cake cool completely and then crumble it up into a large bowl.
Stir in your jar (or homemade) frosting, a little at a time. Once it reaches a nice consistency that will cling together when you roll it in a ball, you’re there. Stick it in the fridge.
Once it’s nice and cool, you’ll want to start rolling it into balls (how big and what shape and how to roll them is up to you). Roll your cake mash into ball-like pieces about 1 1/4” in diameter.
Melt candy coating. These candy melts from Wilton are super easy to use. Following the instructions on the package, I put them in a bowl in the microwave, on 50% power for 11/2 minutes. Then I stirred them and zapped them again at 50% for 30 sec. Repeat until nice and melty, then repeat once more for superior dipping quality. I melted up some pink, yellow and white.
Get those cake balls outta the fridge! Get your lollipop sticks ready, and dip them slightly in the melted candy before inserting them half-to-three-quarters way in to each cake ball. This is where I would say “Stick it in the fridge!” but when I did so at this step, I think it worked against me. So don’t. Or, try it without sticking them in the fridge at this point, and if it turns out to be a hot mess, then, well… stick ’em in the fridge. Dip your newly-sticked cake pops into the candy coating and rotate to ensure even coverage. Stand the dipped pops into styrofoam to let drip-dry.”