I have attempted to make some in the past & I feel I had a reasonable amount of success with it too!
I have relied on a clip I found on You Tube by my fave blogger Bakerella, to show me the 'how to's & step-by-step' with making them the first time...until I eventually got around to purchasing her fabulous book titled 'Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats'.
Here are some pics of my first attempts :-)
I made these for my friend Kylie's Birthday (a year ago)
instead of the usual cake or cupcakes I would bring in.
She liked them so much she refused to share them with her work collegues :-)
Nice one Fitzy!!
These ones above are meant to be 'Mexican Themed Cake Pops'.
Can you see the resemblance of the Mexican Flag? Please say yes ;-)
These were for our American friends
Jay & Kristin's Mexican Themed Housewarming Party
that they held when they arrived in Australia.
1st Birthday Cake Pops
I made these for our baby girl's 1st Birthday Party. These were delicious!!!
Red Velvet Cake Pops covered with white candy melts & decorations.
I piped a '1' onto some of them & sprinkled them with sanding sugar for a 3D effect.
I have the best time making these now that I have mastered some of the techniques required. I must warn you though...they are very time consuming!!!
The thing I love most about these is that they save me from throwing out any off-cuts from any sculpted cakes I make. I simply put all of the off-cuts of cake into an airtight container & pop it in the freezer. When I have time, I have now started making the basic balls & freezing them. This means I can use up the leftover icing & cake at the same time. Also, when we have an occasion that comes up, all I have to do is decorate the cake pops! Decorating is the fun part!!
Tip: If you are making the cake balls & freezing them, be sure to transfer them from the freezer to the fridge a few days before you want to decorate them. This gives them time to defrost slowly & hold their shape.
Coming up next is a post on my daughters 1st birthday party! It was so much fun!!!