Here are the ingredients I used: Frosting (with sprinkles) Mixing Bowl Eggs (only needed 3) White chocolate chips Bamboo skewers
The cake mix I used was lemon (the supreme kind). Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures while buying all the ingredients at Target and also while I was mixing the cake mix. But rest assured, I did do it. At this point, the cakes are happily baking away in a 325 degree oven.
After approximately 20 minutes, the cakes are ready and cooling! I used a cupcake tin instead of another cake pan because of supply shortages. Also, the pans in kitchen were super grimy and basically unusable.
The cakes have cooled and are now ready to be forked to smithereens.
Here’s what the cakes looked like after my trusty fork beat them senseless. (They asked for it.)
The mixture is now ready to become acquainted with the frosting. This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Eventually I reached a dough-like consistency. I used just about the whole tub of frosting. (Yum diabetes.)
I took a walnut sized piece and rolled it into a ball of cakey goodness.
I placed the cake balls on an aluminum lined baking sheet.
Grand total: 46 cake balls. You can count them if you want.
The cake balls needed to be chilled in the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Of course, the baking sheet refused to fit into the freezer so I transferred them into bowls.
Chillin’ in the freezer. (Sorry, that wasn’t punny.) Macro shots woopwoop
Turns out Super Target isn’t so super; it doesn’t carry lollipop sticks. I had to settle for barbeque skewers instead.
Bamboo skewers are approximately 3 times longer than lollipop sticks. I had to resort to cutting them with my blunt scissor (a very labor intensive process).
After some eons of finger-cramping work, I transformed this… … into this
Since a styrofoam block is out of my budget, I punched holes into a cereal box to hold up my cake pops.
To create the candy coating, I nuked a bag of white chocolate chips for intervals of 15 seconds, stirring in between each interval to prevent burning.
Now they’re all melted and ready for the dipping!
First things first: dip the skewer into the melted chocolate…
… stab the skewer into a cake ball…
… hold it up and take a picture of it…
… set the cake pop down and let the chocolate set…
… when the chocolate glue has set, you can dip it to coat completely…
… make sure the excess chocolate comes off… or else…
Sprinkle with Funfetti!
Put the cake pop into the cereal box stand.
Admire your forest of cake pops (that must be cooled for a couple hours before consumption.)