Perfect Pops?

Perfect Pops?

Brea Argueta, Writer

 

I’m sure we have all tried a Starbucks Cake Pop, and they are really good. But what you don’t know is that they are way harder to make than you think! I tried it myself so I’m here to tell you was it worth it? 

 

Ingredients

Serving size: 24-38

 

  • 40-48 Cake pop sticks
  • Cake batter (2 boxes) 
  • 2 cans of Premade frosting 
  • 2-3 bags of melting chocolate 
  • Sprinkles

 

Steps

 

  1. Prep cake batter or follow steps on cake mix
  2. While the cakes are baking prep your frosting
  3. After both cakes are done cooking mix cake and frosting together with your hands 
  4. Mold the cake/frosting mix into medium-sized spheres and add sticks
  5. Freeze cake spheres for 1 hour
  6. While the spheres freeze, boil water in a large pot and then put a smaller pot inside the larger pot while it boils
  7. Once water is boiled add in all of the melting chocolate (Stir occasionally)
  8. When the cake is finished freezing dip your cake pops into the melting chocolate and decorate with sprinkles
  9. Freeze for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!!

 

Review

 

This was a very long process and it took a lot of work. I would suggest this if you care more about taste than looks because you can’t really expect a perfect cake pop like you see online or in stores. I would also suggest this if you like very sweet things, for me it was a little overpowering with sweetness but to take down the sweet I would recommend using a chocolate batter and not vanilla. If you don’t prefer chocolate you can add a teaspoon of salt to the frosting. In my opinion, I would NOT recommend this dessert only because it takes such a long time and skill and it is a very advanced dessert so you will most likely have trouble trying to recreate what you see online or in stores at home.

 

The history of the Cake Pop

 

According to sprinklesofhistory.com “Cake pops were invented in 2008 by Bakerella, also known as Angie Dudley from Georgia. She started blogging a year prior under the name Bakerella. Cake pops have been turned into works of art and some bakers have created cake pops that resemble anything. From Minions to Winnie the Pooh.”

 

Fun facts 

 

  • According to patch.comFact of the matter is, the appeal of a cake pop is the fact that cooked cake and icing are mixed together to create this almost raw dough consistency and flavor. Using a pop maker just gives you a cooked cake, in the shape of a ball.”

 

  • According to www.quora.com “Cake pops are cheap in terms of ingredients, but expensive in terms of labor to make them. Bakeries make them out of leftover cake which otherwise would be thrown away, so they should be cheap.”