A cake ball served on a lollipop stick is called a cake pop. This dessert is very simple to make and it is the perfect option for a cocktail or a party. Cake toppers can be decorated in a number of beautiful ways that turn them into culinary masterpieces. A platter of these cake recipes will be the masterpiece of every cocktail menu.
Basics of Making Cake Pops
The heart of this delicious treat is made in a simple way. A cake has to be baked. You can choose any color and flavor. The cake has to be crumbled and enough frosting should be added to it. Upon mixing, the cake and the frosting should form a sticky "dough."
Using your hands, take some of the cake and the frosting mixture and form a ball. All of the balls have to be of approximately the same size. Usually, a ball that fits easily in the palm of your hand is perfect.
The cake pops need to stay in the fridge for a certain period of time before they are placed on the lollipop sticks. Candy melts or melted chocolate are used to "glue" the lollipop stick to the cake pops. Place the finished products in the fridge once again before you get to decorate them.
The Decoration Options are Limitless
The basic cake pops can be decorated in a number of creative ways. Some dessert makers have even started experimenting with the shape of these treats. These desserts can easily transform into animals, soccer balls or themed desserts that are perfect for Christmas, Easter or St. Valentine's Day.
These cake toppers can be dipped in melted chocolate or different colors of candy melts. Some also use colorful sprinkles after dipping. Some prefer fruit preserves on top. Additional decorations will add the details and the finishing touches to the dessert. Some candy pops look like exceptionally realistic replicas of real objects or beings.
A number of culinary books and television shows have increased the popularity of cake pop desserts. Today, everyone can learn how to make those. Cake toppers are a lot of fun and their heart will be delicious, as long as you manage to choose the right flavor combinations. The most important tip is to unleash your creative powers and have a lot of fun while making these treats. The more you practice, the better your cake pops will be.