Making cake pop is a ton of fun. Even thought my first try did not turn out very successful, I am not discouraged and I will certainly continue to keep making more because it is just so much fun to plan with food.

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I did not really plan to make cake pop. I just found it is an excellent way to use up the extra dome top of cake when I was trying to make flat top fondant cake. Don’t throw away your cake crumb and make pretty cake pops!

don't waste this dome cake - use the top part to make cake pope!
don’t waste this dome cake – use the top part to make cake pope!

Use your best tool – your hand to break up the cake into fine crumbs

fine cake crumbs
fine cake crumbs

Took a bit of time to make my own butter cream frosting. You can cheat and buy store bought frosting but certainly will not taste the same ;-)

home made butter cream frosting
home made butter cream frosting

Mix a crumb with frosting. That’s it! this is how easy it is to make cake pop. No need to buy the special purpose machine

mix frosting with  cake crumbs
mix frosting with cake crumbs

Form into *FIRM* cake balls and put in fridge for at least an hour to cool down and firm up

cake balls
cake balls

Dipping station is ready!

use a tall glass or bowl to contain the chocolate - mine is actually too small
use a tall glass or bowl to contain the chocolate – mine is actually too small

One of the cake ball dropped and broken up during dipping. I ended up adding blue colouring to chocolate dipping mess and turn that into cookie monster. Baking, cooking and decorating requires creativity and adaptive thinking. See how you can turn a mess into something looking pretty neat!

cute eh?
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