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Well, the baby shower was a success! Luckily, the weather was great & there was a good turnout. My niece asked me if I could make cake pops for the favors, as I had made some for Easter & they were a big hit. This time around I needed to make 50 though, so it took some time. Honestly, after about 20 I had a pretty good routine going. I have a cake pop maker & found a good recipe using a cake mix. You eliminate the water, add milk & also add pudding mix. I used a Pillsbury Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix & they were so moist with the addition of pudding! The cake pop maker makes 7 pops at a time, so I actually used two boxes of cake mix for 56 pops. I used one large bag of vanilla candy melts (use your coupon) & a small bag of pink for decorating. There seems to be a lot of issues with the pops falling off the sticks. I researched this & found some good tips.
This is what worked for me:

Fill the cake pop machine with batter to the top-not 3/4 full like when you normally make cupcakes.
I finished all the pops I needed & put them in a large bowl as I went along. Once I had them all done I put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. I then took the lollipop stick (I used 8″) & dipped it in the melted chocolate then stuck it in the pop to secure it. Once they were all done I put them back in the freezer (on sheet pans) for 30  minutes. I only used about 1/4 of the bag of chocolate melts at a time in the microwave melting at 30 second intervals, otherwise it hardens & is impossible to use. Just dip the pop in the melted chocolate & gently turn. I used a spoon to completely cover the pop, then I held it upright for a minute or so letting any excess drip off. I had a large piece of foam ready to stand the pops up in letting them harden. They don’t take long at all-only about 15 minutes. Decorate as you like-I did some with polka dots, but mostly stuck with plain white & pink. I used 3×5 favor bags & tied with ribbon & stamped a thank you tag which I attached with a glue dot.




I wanted something cute to display them in. I had a nice basket with side handles. I had left over tulle from the tutu I showed a couple of weeks ago. I used the same process of cutting 12″ strips, folding in half & tying around basket creating a full skirt. Everyone loved how they were displayed next to the cake. I filled the basket with silver shreds to cover the foam.




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Thursday 4th of June 2015

Love! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

Danielle Siero

Monday 1st of June 2015

Love it! It takes so much time to make cake pops, but they taste soooo good! I made some for a Memorial Day party, and they were a hit. Thanks for linking up with Idea Box!

Amanda Kolb

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Wow, do you have patience!!!! I always think its a great idea to do any sort of sweet that needs to be dipped in chocolate, only to get frustrated about 3 or 4 in ;) I love how you displayed them that basket with tulle. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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Monday 25th of May 2015

I love, love, love this idea. I can totally make the tutu part but I am hopeless at cake pops. But I will give them one more try if I can make this. Thanks for sharing.

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