Spring Chicks Cake Pops
My daughter Alexis went to a birthday party and came home with the most adorable Chick Cake Pop (and a boatload of other goodies!).
Guess who made it? Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen!
My dear friend Mem loves cake pops.
Whenever we go out for coffee, she’s sure to add one of these little balls of goodness to the order. Being raised in Thailand, she didn’t grow up around a lot of baked goods. Which I honestly never thought of until she mentioned it to me! So, the other day while we were talking, she asked if I knew of anyone who made cake pops because she’d like to have some for her daughter’s birthday. I couldn’t think of anyone, but I told her I’d be glad to make some for her.
So guess what?
I had never made cake-pops.
So, I called my cousin Jen who’s the “Cake-Pop Making Queen” and asked her how she went about this business. She shared her tips and tricks with me, and I have to say I was quite pleased with the outcome…and thankfully so was Mem and her sweet daughter.
What a blessing it was to serve a dear friend and her daughter!
Start off by making a boxed cake as directed (folks with gluten allergies can use GF cake mix, however I suggest using 2 boxes of GF mix because they tend to be much smaller). Make as directed and bake accordingly.
You can choose any flavor you wish- I chose a yellow cake this time.
When the cake is cool enough to touch, crumble it in a medium-sized bowl. Add 1/2 container of frosting. I suggest using cream cheese frosting because it’s not as sweet. But, if you have a chocolate cake, chocolate frosting would work great, and so on.
Mix this with a spoon until it’s in the consistency of raw cookie dough.
Lay out parchment/wax paper on a cookie tray. Roll balls the size of 1 heaping Tbsp.
Melt 1/2 cup of colored chocolate wafers with 1 tsp of vegetable oil in the microwave for 1 minute.
Dip sticks into the melted chocolate and place them into the balls. REFRIGERATE for 4 hours. If you skip this step, you’ll be in for a messy time.
Melt remaining chocolate with 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 min at a time. stirring in between times. Lay cake ball on its side and swirl in a circle covering it with chocolate.
(This one was scarfed down by the “taste tester” in the background, lol- he was quite amazed by this recipe. Let’s just say, I was very glad I made extra.)
If you’re using sprinkles (which is so much easier) now is the time to put them on. If you’re decorating, wait for them to dry, then decorate. The faces will fall if you put them on now.
Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s sell adorable “flare” made for cake-pops! These were super cute…I used the orange triangles for the beaks and feet and the yellow ovals for the wings and “hair”. For the eyes, I used a toothpick and the black icing.
I used frosting to secure the candy pieces and chocolate to secure the little fro on top.
Wilton’s also makes special boxes for cake balls…. love them!
And away we went!
These are not only super adorable-they’re amazingly delicious. The cake inside is so succulent and moist! Add “coated in chocolate”, and you just can’t go wrong. Mmmmmm!
*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.
These are too cute! I think my li’l bakers would love making them. Thanks for the tips. I tried a few years ago and I think I didn’t chill them long enough because it was a mess during dipping! Thanks for the tips. Blessings.
These look lovely and you are a bless friend to try and make these for a friend.
I would love the recipe for the gluten-free / egg-free option. My children suffer with gluten intolerant, but I am sure they would love to try new things.
Peace to you.
I just did a Google search for gluten-free vegan cake pops and found several good-looking results.
Living overseas, I never even tried a cake pop, but I’ve heard of them and you have my interest piqued!!!
I’ve been wondering for a while what cake pops are. Should have kind out from you and/or Janelle! Thanks.
Grappig / Cute! I love to read how I can made this cake pops.
Ohhhhhh how sweet is that picture of Lexi!!! That made my day!!!
So cute your spring chicks cake pops are! I see that sometimes the cake pop falling out of the stick so do you think that doing a “tap and turn” can be a good solution for this problem?