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Now onto the fun stuff...I attempted cake pops yesterday and was somewhat satisfied with how the turned out. You live you learn right? I started out by baking a butter pecan cake in a 9x13 pan.
Once the cake was finished I crumbled it up into a large bowl and added 1/3 of the tub of icing to it using my hands. I think I could have used more icing and the next time I make these I probably will use about 1/2 of the tub rather than just 1/3.
After the icing and cake were well mixed I started forming balls. You will probably be able to get about 30 balls from one cake mix
Next I melted chocolate using a double broiler. (one sauce pan filled with water and a smaller sauce pan sitting over that...my own
If I were doing this again I would have done the chocolate melting differently. It's more important to have something that's deep rather than wide so that you can dip the entire cake ball into the chocolate. Since my sauce pan wasn't very dip I ended up rolling the balls rather than dipping and it was difficult to get chocolate on the tops of them.
First I dipped my straws (I had these left over from Lilly's birthday party and had cut them in half for this) into the chocolate and then stuck them into the cake ball. Then I stuck them in the freezer This way your straw won't come out of the ball when you dip it into the chocolate because it is "attached" to the cake with the chocolate seal.
Once the "seal" is frozen I dipped the cake balls into the chocolate and made sure all sides were coated. Because I didn't want my chocolate to crack I stuck them in the fridge rather than the freezer until they were hard. Here's how they turned out
Have y'all ever made cake pops? Any tips you learned along the way?