Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recipe: Bakerella Beach Ball Cake Pops

Angie Dudley (known as Bakerella) is back with a new summertime project for us. Check out the recipe for Beach Ball Cake Pops.


1 box cake mix (bake as directed)
1 18 oz can of frosting
Wax paper
Baking sheet
White candy coating
Heatproof plastic bowl
Corn syrup
Small brush
Yellow, red, green and blue sanding sugar
Blue confetti sprinkles
Styrofoam block


STEP 1: Bake cake as directed on box for a 9 X 13 cake. Cool completely and crumble into a large bowl.

STEP 2: Mix up to 3/4 of a can of frosting into the cake crumbs using a large spoon. You won’t need the rest.

To make cake pops, start with crumbled cake and then mix it with frosting. Easy and so tasty.

STEP 3: Roll mixture into 1.25-inch balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. The texture will be something like this. You can scoop amounts of the cake and frosting mixture for even size balls.

And then just roll them by hand. If your cake crumbs are fine, you’ll get rounder, smoother balls which will make for smoother pops when dipped.

STEP 4: Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes so they will firm up. Then transfer them to the refrigerator to remain chilled and avoid freezing.

STEP 5: Melt white candy coating in a heatproof plastic bowl so that the coating is at least three to four inches deep for easier dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.

STEP 6: Dip and remove in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered. If your coating is too thick, you can add a little vegetable oil to help thin it and make it easier to work with.

STEP 7: Remove and allow any excess coating to fall off the pop and back in the bowl and place in a Styrofoam block to dry. To decorate you’ll need some colorful sanding sugar.

STEP 8: When dry, use a toothpick to draw or lightly etch two perpendicular lines starting at the top of the cake pop. Draw the lines straight down the sides. Then draw two more perpendicular lines, so that you have eight equal sections. Brush off any white chocolate shavings.

STEP 9: Use a small brush to apply a thin layer of corn syrup to one section of the cake pop and dip in yellow sanding sugar. Repeat so all of the pops have yellow sections. Use a toothpick to clean up any edges and brush off any sanding sugar that gets on the exposed white sections of the pop. Repeat with the red, green and blue sections of the beach ball.

Then dip that section in one of the sanding sugar colors. Use a toothpick to clean up any edges.

Repeat with each color of sanding sugar.

STEP 10: Use a toothpick to dot white candy coating on top of the pop and place a blue confetti sprinkle to finish off the Beach Ball look. Let dry completely and enjoy!

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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