Discovering Cake Pops

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I am going to talk about cake pops! I am sure most of you know what they are, but for those who are not familiar, a cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop.

 

A bride and groom eating cake pops

A bride and groom eating cake pops

Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres or cubes in the same way as cake balls, before being given a coating of icing, chocolate or other decorations and attached to lollipop sticks.

I think they are very cute, and since I am 100% sure I want to have a Sweet Table at my wedding, I have decided to learn how to make these delicious creations, along with cupcakes, cookies etc… (but that is a different post!).

Cake pops

Cake pops

In order to learn, I have bought an amazing cake pop maker from Lakeland. Of course, cake pops can be made with pre-baked cake but if, like me, you prefer to make yours from scratch, this is the best way.

All you have to do is follow the recipe, spoon the mixture into the cake pop maker and, in around 4 minutes, you’ll have perfectly cooked spherical cakes, ready to be popped onto a lolly stick and decorated! Best thing about this very handy product is that it’s only £26.99 and it comes with six recipes.

Lakeland's 12 Hole Cake Pop Maker

Lakeland’s 12 Hole Cake Pop Maker

I will show you my finishing product and a step-by-step guide next week as I will be baking this weekend. I want my cake pops to look as amazing as the ones shown in this blog, if I am really good at it, I might even try to make this cake pop cake for my wedding:

A gorgeous cake pop cake

A gorgeous cake pop cake

Once you get the hang of it, you can start getting creative with the icing and decoration, look at these bride and groom cake pops:

A bride and groom cake pop

A bride and groom cake pop

And they don’t always have to be round, check out this wedding cake inspired cake pop:

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I am sure that if like me you get yourself a cake pop maker, you won’t stop using it! Cake pops are not just for weddings, you can use them for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day… there are so many ways to decorate them that you will end up using it ALL year round!

Cake pops are perfect for any occasion

Cake pops are perfect for any occasion

How do you feel about cake pops? Will you have a Sweet Table at your wedding or have you included it already?

MB

xx

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