Sometimes ‘just a bite’ is all you need! You may have noticed them sold at the counter of Starbucks when ordering your daily morning coffee, or seen them posted on facebook from friend’s parties, or maybe even seen a cake pop kit when shopping at BJ’s…it’s CAKE POPS!
Cake pops are all the craze at parties and events nowadays…and you may just be saying to yourself, what in the world is a cake pop? The answer – world’s best desert on a stick – what could be better? Cake pops are actually small balls of cake and frosting held inside a candy or chocolate coating and then decorated with icing, sprinkles or fun edible toppings. You can do classic cake pops like the ones here on the left, or create your own shaped cake pops which feature animals, sports balls, wedding themes, baby shower themes and more. In other words, if you can dream it, you can cake pop it!
Cake pops work great at a kids birthday party, wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or a corporate event. They are virtually mess-free and fairly affordable – especially if you want to make them yourself! They make a great party centerpiece or table decoration for an event, too! Coordinate your cake pops with your party theme, colors or wedding colors to make an unforgettable treat for your guests. And if they don’t have time to eat it at the party, they can take them to go! Cake pops also work great as party or wedding favors.
So how exactly do you make a cake pop? The folks over at Wilton have a great, (and easy) recipe for all you bakers out there wanting to try your own version of cake pops. Follow the below Wilton cake pop recipe and then get creative!
1 box cake mix
1 box instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup veg. oil
1/2 cup ready -to-use white icing
1 bag of candy melt chips
-Preheat your oven to 350.
-Mix your cake mix, pudding, eggs, water and oil at medium speed for 2 minutes and pour into one 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan
-Bake 35-40 minutes and cool
-Divide cake in half and freeze one portion
-Crumble your cake so that no chunks remain and add in your icing. Mix with your fingers until you can form into small cake balls.
-Chill in your fridge for two hours and then dip your cake balls with pop sticks into your melted candy chocolate
Now that you’ve got that under your belt, ready to set the scene for your upcoming event? Choose a fun cake party invitation or a cupcake invitation to give your guests a preview of the treats to come at your party. Our cake invitations feature a variety of styles depending on your party theme. Choose from tall tiered cakes which work great for adult birthday party invitations or bridal shower invitations or a fun frosted and sprinkled cupcake invitation which works great for kids birthday party invitations and first birthday party invitations. They’re sweet, yummy and bound to make your guest’s mouth water when they open up your invitation.
Take a look at some of our sweet treat invitations below and set the scene for your cook cake, cupcake, or cake pop themed party!