Easy Flower Cake Pops
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Just when it felt like the dark, and dreary days of winter would never end, March came in like a lion. and saved the day! Spring is finally here, and I my flowers are starting to sprout and bloom.
Life is so good folks!
There is just something so refreshing about the Spring season. Maybe it is the fact that the earth is in bloom with vibrant life and the days are longer? Or, maybe it is because with Spring comes Easter- my second favorite holiday!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE Easter so much! Between the beautiful eggs, the fluffy bunnies, and baby chicks, and gorgeous baskets, I am like a big kid! Oh, and you cannot forget those sweet treats! I just love baking up pretty pastel cakes, dipping pretty eggs, and making colorful desserts like these Easy Flower Cake Pops.
Fact- I use to avoid making cake pops like the plague. The idea would always sound really good, but the results were always disastrous for me. I’d over bake them, make them too heavy, or forget to decorate them quickly enough before they set. My list of mishaps can go on but I finally have cake pops down to an easy science and I cannot wait to share my tips with you all!
You see, for these Easy Flower Cake Pops, I actually crumbled a cooked vanilla bundt cake and added about one half cup of vanilla frosting to them! This proved to be the best concoction for moldeable balls that were the perfect size, and texture. I also learned from expereince that freezing the balls for at least 15 mins is a must! Paired with a pre-dipped cake pop stick inserted into the bare cake pop and you are ready to go! It is amazing how little steps can produce some pretty tasty results.
They were located in the seasonal aisle along with tons of other yummy candies that I need for my Easter baskets. This mix really had the perfect shape and colors for my cake pop flowers so I went with them as the decorative element.
As you can see, I also created some Cake Pop Truffles that I individually wrapped that look just like the cake pops. They are the same recipe only the M&M’s® Milk Chocolate are sprinkled on top.
I tied them off with ribbon which makes them an ideal Easter basket filler idea.
Want to make these Easy Flower Cake Pops? Check out the recipe below!
Easy Flower Cake Pops
- 1 box vanilla cake mix prepared according to the box instructions
- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
- 12 oz bag of white chocolate melting candies
- 120 Easter M&M’S® Milk Chocolate
- Bake your vanilla cake according to the box instructions
- Allow cake to fully cool before crumbling into fine pieces.
- Once cake is crumbled, add in 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting to make cake moldeable.
- Cake pops should easily mold into small balls
- Once all the balls are rolled, place them in the freezer for 15 mins
- Once cake balls are chilled, slice off about 1/4 inch of them to make a flat face surface. This will allow you to easily adhere the candies to make the flowers.
- Heat candy melts over a double boiler
- Pour heated candy into a large glass. This makes dipping easier!
- Dip about 1/2 inch of the cake pop sticks into melted candy and then insert the sticks into the balls. Place pops back into the freezer for 5 mins.
- Once sticks are dry, insert pops into the melted candy and immediately decorate each with the Easter M&M’S® Milk Chocolate. Melting candy firms up quick so it is best to do it this way. You can always reheat your melting candy back to consistency.
- Repeat until all cake pops/truffles are done.
- Chill until firm
- Bag each pop or truffle and tie off with a ribbon.
What will you be adding to your Easter baskets this season?