oh my god was i so excited to make these!!!
i have a baby shower to go to this month so i thought id bring something fun and baby themed (shes having a girl) and i wanted to make sure they would come out okay.
i used a white cake mix and got candy melts and whipped frosting.
i made the cake according to the box.
i dyed the cake with my Wilton gel colors. i did blue just to test how the colors would cook in the cake, ive never done it before.
the cake obviously browns on the outside (the best part of the cake) so i got nervous for a second. but when i broke it out it was very vibrant.
i cut away all the browned bits, and crumbled the cake. i colored my frosting to match the color of each cake and mixed it in with the cake. heres where i messed up big time with the blue cake. i wasn't paying attention to how much frosting i put in and it was a mushy mess. so with the pink cake i just kept adding a little bit till i got a play dough consistency.
i melted the chocolates in the microwave and made little balls. since the blue was soo mushy i had to put them in the freezer till they stiffened up.
the pink worked out perfectly. i dipped the lolli pop stick into some of the candy melts then onto the pop. i tried to dip it right away and it fell off and couldn't get the whole thing dipped. so i put them into the fridge to the the candy melt could harden allowing the stick to stay in better.
im not so pleased with the look of how they came out. i wanted a smoother coating with no swirls. i put them back in the fridge for them to harden.
here is my personal opinion: it was hard to bite into them, and my first small bite made me sick. it was just way to sugary sweet, but that could just be me, i cant eat sugar with out feeling extremely sick to my stomach... its cake, mixed with frosting, covered in candy melts. my husband had one, he liked them but he also agrees with the sweetness. so.... this was a fun project but i dont think ill make it for the baby shower, its a lot of work, and a big mess.
but i would make them again if i had this little gadget. i think the would be delish if it was just a cake ball covered in the candy melts, or even frosting or fondant.
i think i will buy this one day and make them again !!!