Cake Pops are a fun and easy way to impress your guests with a delicious and cute treat. The traditional way of making them can be time-consuming and messy, but with the Pop'nDip Kit from Apron Heroes, it's now super simple and easy to make perfectly round cake balls right out of the oven! Here's how you can make your own Cake Pops using the kit:
In this recipe, we'll show you how to use the Pop'nDip Kit to make delicious Cake Pops, as well as how to make the perfect dipping chocolate to give them that mouth-watering coating. Let's get baking!
Prepare the cake mix as instructed on the package or using your favorite recipe.
Preheat the oven according to the temperature of you're favorite cupcake recipe.
Place the bottom half on a cookie sheet. Apply a light coating of non-stick cooking spray to the bottom half.
Note: The bottom has no holes. The top has steam release holes.
Fill each cup with a tablespoon of cake batter or up to the top edge.
Spray then secure the top half onto the bottom half so the entire rim seam is closed tightly.
*An air-tight seal is required to bake perfectly round cake pop balls.
Place in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Test with a toothpick through the steam holes unit it comes out clean.
Let cool with the top off for 15 minutes. You can put them in the freezer to speed up cooling.
You can use Wilton Candy Melts or a bag of chocolate chips. Place ¾ of the bag of candy melts or the entire 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water or slowly heat them in the pink measuring cup in a microwave 20 seconds at a time.
If using a bowl over a pot make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.
Now here is the trick and secret ingredient to getting the chocolate to the perfect consistency to dip the cake balls in it.
Solid Crisco Shortening
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of solid shortening to the candy melts or chocolate chips. Stir as the chocolate begins to melt. Once the chocolate and Crisco has melted completely check to see if you have the correct consistency. You want it runny enough so that it will drip just a bit from your cake balls after you dip them so they have a smooth coating on the cake balls. If you melted the chocolate/candy melts in a large bowl transfer some of the melted chocolate coating to a small bowl that will be deep enough that you can plunge the entire cake ball in up to the stick. Twirl it carefully to get the coating on the entire cake ball and the area where the lollipop stick is inserted into the cake ball. Decorate with sprinkles immediately after dipping each pop.
Dip one end of the cake pop sticks into the melting pot and insert them into the cake pops. Allow them to set in the fridge or freezer for 5 minutes.
Dip the cake pops into the melting pot. Get creative and prepare separate bowls of different colored melted candy.
Unleash your inner artist. Jazz them up to your heart's content. Use the decorating pen to drizzle lines and dots. Fill the pen like a syringe with icing and simply squeeze the pen to decorate your cake pops.
PLANNING A PARTY?
Place each pop in the supplied baggies and twist tie closed. Then place it on the cake pop stand starting on the bottom row.
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