I’ve pretty much steered clear of the cake pop craze, mostly because of all the fussy work that cake pops require. I know that there are electric cake pop makers and special two-part pans to help make the job easier, but they weren’t enough to lure me.
Then…a friend told me about using already-made donut holes for the job, which seemed like a GREAT idea. I bought a box of Entenmann’s Glazed Pop’ems, some lollipop sticks and a bag of Wilton white chocolate candy melts, and I was off and running. Before inserting the stick into the pop-em, I dipped it into the melted chocolate to help secure it. Next, holding the stick, I dipped the donut hole into the chocolate, rolled it in sprinkles, and then stuck it into a piece of styrofoam so that it would dry upright.
After the chocolate dried, I added some royal icing decorations, sprinkled some white disco dust on each one, and tied a ribbon bow at the base:
I spray painted a small, tin pail white. I filled the pail with large styrofoam pieces (some had to be cut to fit) and then arranged the cake pops. To cover the styrofoam, I used a dab of hot glue on 4″ doilies and stuck them in between the pops. I decorated the outside of the pail with two 5″ paper crowns that I cut with the Cricut, from the “Home Decor” cartridge.
If you’re going to make cake pops, and you don’t want all that fuss, give this a try. They taste really good and you can get them done in a jiffy. Just be careful, though…left on the kitchen table, those pop’ems can mysteriously disappear. (especially when there is no-one home but you)