I promise that I will be posting party pictures soon, but I have to get through all of the yummy stuff first!
Okay so I tried my hand at cake pops again and I have to say that I had a 180 experience this time and I'm really excited to show you guys how these turned out. I don't know if it's because I cheated (I used store bought cake mix and icing) but I did learn a few thing that I wanted to pass along! Also I used the Wilton candy melts again this time and once again they turned out perfect! I used their yellow vanilla flavored and then a pink special edition raspberry sherbet flavored one and let me tell you every time I walk past them I can smell them! Delish! With one box of cake I made 35 cake pops.
1) After baking the cake and letting it cool I crumbed it up with my hands and added 1/4 a jar of the store bought cream cheese frosting. I had heard somewhere that you can actually put too much icing in and mess them up so I started small and it was good that I did, because I didn't have to add any more.
2) I went ahead and preformed all of my cake balls. When I was making these things I was kneading the cake/icing mixture chunks in my hands like play dough until they were about that consistency. That made it a lot easier to roll them into balls.
3) Then one by one I dipped my lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and then inserted it into the ball. Easy!
4) Froze them for about 45 minutes and then dunked and decorated.
5) The other big investment I made was a cake pop stand made by Wilton. (Okay it cost me like $2, but it was totally worth it and I'll be able to use it again. Definitely get one next time you're at a craft store!