{DIY Tutorial} Strawberry Cake Pops

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Why is it that everything tastes better on a stick? Hot dogs gross me out but put them on a stick and call it a corn dog and I’m all of a sudden loving it. So, when I first discovered Bakerella’s blog and her tiny little cakes on a stick, I thought she was a genius. Cute bite sized balls of cake on a stick, what is not to love? Genius, I tell you. I’ve been a Bakerella fan for awhile now and I finally had to try to create a few of her cake pops for myself. They are a bit time consuming but fairly easy to make. I’m considering making these for Logan’s sock monkey birthday party (in sock monkey colors of course). You have to try it. Happy cake popping!

Materials
Cake Mix & Ingredients
Frosting
Lollipop Sticks (I bought a bag of 35 and didn’t use them all)
Candy Melts (1 bag is sufficient)
Candy Sprinkles
Cake Pan
Mixing Bowl
Spatula
Foam Floral Blocks

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Directions
Step 1: Make a cake according to the box (or recipe). I made a pretty pink strawberry cake. Let it cool.

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Step 2: Now that you have a perfectly baked cake, destroy it. Crumble it up in a mixing bowl. This is great craft therapy.

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Step 3: Mix in the frosting. I used strawberry frosting. I like pink, if you couldn’t tell.

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Step 4: This is the messy part. Roll the cake/frosting mix into little bite sized balls. I made mine about golf ball sized. If you are as OCD as I am, it will take some effort trying to get them all around the same size/shape. You can use a small ice cream scoop to assist with getting them around the same size.

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Step 5: Refrigerate overnight or freeze for about an hour.

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Step 6: Microwave candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for a minute. Stir. You may have to microwave again in 30 second intervals until you get the right dipping consistency. You can find candy melts at any craft store.

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Step 7: Dip the top of the lollipop sticks in the candy melt about half an inch. Stick the lollipop sticks in the center of the cake balls. This will help your stick stay put.

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Step 8: Dip the entire cake ball in the candy melt. Tap off any extra candy melt liquid.

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Step 9: Immediately decorate with candy sprinkles. You will have to work fast before the candy melt dries.

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Step 10: Stick the cake pop standing upright in a foam floral block and let dry. I used wrapping paper to cover my floral blocks to make them a little more festive. You can find foam floral blocks in the floral section of any craft store. This is also a great way to display your cake pops for parties.

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Step 11: Eat. Or wrap up the cake pops in little treat bags, add a ribbon and give away. I prefer eating. Makes around 24 (golf ball sized) cake pops.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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