I keep seeing these cake balls and cake pops everywhere! I don't know where they originated from, but Bakerella has popularized them. She makes the most amazing creations! I finally decided to make them. I realized that I absolutely stink at dipping things in chocolate (just check out my green pop). I also learned the hard way some tricks in melting chocolate in the microwave. I know that you're supposed to melt it at 30 second intervals and I melted the green chocolate (for St. Patrick's Day) good. It just seemed a little too thick, though so I put it back in...big mistake. It totally dried out and was SO nasty looking. So I had to chuck it and use my good ol' T.J. milk chocolate chips, which turned out to be awesome! After a while I got the hang of it, so if I keep this up, I might not stink at dipping chocolate after all. These turned out really yummy and I can't wait to try different flavors and actually try decorating some!
- 1 cake mix, any flavor (either box or from scratch)
- 1 tub of frosting (about 2 cups), at room temperature (I used Rainbow chip, but the Bakerella prefers Cream Cheese frosting)
- chocolate for melting (dipping chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate bark, etc)
- sucker sticks
If you really want to get creative, check out Bakerella's blog for great ideas and step-by-step directions. Good luck!