Ok so a cake is a cake, cupcakes are cupcakes, but everyone knows what we all love about both of those — the frosting! In leiu of cakes or cupcakes i have been making cake pops lately, They are fun, easy to eat, even easier to store and a nice change to the usual birthday cake or cupcakes.
Step 1 – decide what flavor cake and frosting to use
Step 2 – Bake cake as directed in your recipe; yes you can use a box, but come on, a homemade cake is sooooo much better. Check out my butter cake recipe here: http://jenniferkersting.com/yellow-butter-cake/ or how about red velvet cake pops using my Red velvet cake recipe with buttercream frosting. http://jenniferkersting.com/devils-food-cake-for-red-velvet-cake/
Step 3 – Make your frosting; check out my standby buttercream here: http://jenniferkersting.com/standby-buttercream-frosting/
Step 4 – After the cake has cooled, crumble it into the frosting and mix well to combine
Step 5 – Using a small cookie scoop (approx 2 TBS) roll into balls, place on a sheet tray or cookie sheets and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours;
Step 6 – after the balls have been refrigerated store in an airtight container.
Use your imagination here folks, change the color of the frosting to add a spice of color, add lollipop sticks to make cake pops, drizzle with melted white or dark chocolate. Your imagination is your only limitation here.
And most importantly – HAVE FUN!!