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I hope everyone had a great week! I was in the mood to make my own cake pops, so here it is! Cake pops seem like such a daunting task, but it actually is super simple. You can either make these cake pops for yourself or you can make them as a birthday gift. Here are the basic materials you need:
Cake pop machine
1/2 cake mix or any cake recipe halved
Candy melts- any color
To make cake pops, I think the easiest way is to just buy a cake pop machine.
I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about 15.00 (originally 25, but I used the online 40% coupon). It was so worth it.
If you do not have a Hobby Lobby near you, Amazon does sell the Babycakes cake pop machine for a little less than $15. This product would work the same.
For these cake pops, I purchased a box of Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Batter, halved the recipe and poured it into the machine. It only took four minutes to bake! Tip: using a pastry bag and a number three Wilton tip makes it a lot easier to put the batter into the machine.
After it finishes baking, freeze or refrigerate the cakes so it will be cooled. Dip the stick you will be using into the frosting or melts of your choosing. Insert it into the cake hole and refrigerate for five minutes. After taking them out, dip the cake pops in melts of your choosing and insert them on a Styrofoam pad. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes. They should be ready ?
After refrigerated, insert your cake pop into a lollipop bag and twisty tie the bag.
Add a pre-bought tag or make your own tags with a tag cutout and tie them around the cake pop with baker twine. The tag can say anything that your heart desires.
A fun and tasty gift you can give to everyone you love!
Hope you enjoyed this diy gift. Come back this week for more :)
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