Have any leftover birthday cake? Or did you bake a cake and it turned out a little dry? This how to make cake pops step by step tutorial has really easy steps to turn any cake into cake pops. Kids will love helping to make these but the best part is enjoying them as a fun treat!
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How to Make Cake Pops: A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Your cake pops don’t have to be bakery-perfection. Just have fun making them and enjoy eating their soft gooey centers. They are actually really easy to do. Kids will really enjoy making them with you – especially the dipping and decorating parts.
How to Get Round Cake Pops
If you want your cake pops to be round you’ll need to use some foam board to stand them up on or use a cake pop mold. We don’t mind having them a little flat on the bottom as they are easier to store that way and they get eaten pretty quickly in our house! But if you want to give these as a gift, we would recommend using the cake pop mold.
What Cake Should I Use?
If you have leftover cake from a birthday party or another event, this is a great way to turn that cake into something new! If you had a cake fail and your cake turned out too dry, then that would also be perfect to turn into cake pops.
You can also bake a cake from a cake mix or from scratch to make your cake pops. Whatever cake you use, you can use a food processor to crumble the cake. If you don’t have a food processor you can also use your hands.
How to Melt the Candy Chocolate
Your candy chocolate will have directions for melting. This is the step you really want to be careful with. If you over-heat, then add some shortening to it. Turn your microwave setting down as low as possible and stir often in between heating. Let the heat of the candy melts continue to melt on their own before putting in the microwave again so you prevent overheating them.
Tip: Microwave for half of the recommended time on your packaging. Stir and see if the heat from the candy melts will melt the remaining chocolate. All microwaves vary in heat settings so be careful not to over-heat your candy melts or you won’t be able to dip your cake pops in them.
Here’s a fun summary you can pin to your Pinterest board so you’ll have this easy step-by-step reminder ready to go when you’re ready to make the cake pops!
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