I’m a pretty big fan of all things pink, sparkly and pretty, so of course I love all of the pretty pink goodies that come out for Valentine’s Day.
With a cabinet full of pretty sprinkles calling my name, I figured I would make my favorite Pink Velvet Cake Recipe into cake pops.
Would you like a bite?
I really love this cake recipe, and have also used it to make orange velvet cake. Just pick your food coloring to add and have fun. It calls for buttermilk, and I did not have any in the house yesterday. Thankfully I had just read a post over on Saving For Someday about how to make a buttermilk substitute using milk and vinegar. Worked like a charm.
For the full pink velvet cake recipe, visit this post where I made pink velvet cupcakes…
I have to give a bit of a disclaimer on cake pops. The “bake a cake and mush with frosting” method (which this is), is probably my least favorite way to make cake pops. I really prefer to make them with my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker or the My Little Cupcake Cake Pop Mold. I know that not everyone has those products, and some people prefer the cake + frosting method, so that’s what I’m sharing today. After you bake your cake, you shred it. I get a little sad every time I commit this crime against cake…
And then you add your frosting. I am very unscientific about this, so I can’t give you an exact amount. I find that every cake and frosting combo is different, so what works for one recipe may not work for another. I know quite a few people say one can of frosting per cake. I go by feel – starting with a small scoop of frosting, add more, a little at a time, until I get to the consistency that I want.
And then mush it into this…
And then roll it into little cake balls…
Then I dip the sticks into chocolate and put them into the cake balls, at which point I guess they are officially cake pops…
Then into the freezer. This helps the chocolate harden, and cooling the cake pops helps the chocolate set up more quickly when you dip them…
I’m no Bakerella (all hail the cake pop Queen – she’s amazing!) when it comes to decorating my cake pops. She’s amazing. I just drown mine in sprinkles. I have another post on how to make cake pops here that you can check out. They were last year’s Valentine’s cake pops. 🙂 But here are a few more pics of these sweet pink velvet treats…
All of my pretty sprinkles come from my very favorite baking supply store, ABC Cake Decorating Supplies. If you haven’t already, you must check out my photo tour of the store. It’s like Disneyland for bakers.
Love love love all of the pretty pinks and reds this time of year! 🙂
So cute cake pops. These would be great for Valentine’s Day.
MIchelle Lowe says
So how do you get the cake pops to work with theBabycakes pop maker? I’ve tried and every time I dip them, they fall apart!
Karen D says
How do you get the frosting so smooth on the cake pops…and get the sprinkles all the way around?!?!?!
It doesn’t get better than pink and yummy!
I know what I’ll be making for Valentine’s Day … if I can wait that long 🙂
I have a question, how do you frost them and what do you use to frost them? I attempted to make these for my daughters 4th birthday party. I started off with almond bark ( I couldnt get it to work right) Then I tried Wiltons chocolate and it was to thick and wasnt covering the cakepop right. So is it possible to just use frosting and frost them? Any tips would be appreciated! I would like to make some more of these for Valentines Day as a treat for my husband! 🙂
I’m not sure that frosting would work that well. The melting chocolates are picky – if they are heated even a bit too much, they can be extremely hard to work with. They have to be heated on a low power for short intervals and stirred very well. Candiquik is a pretty easy brand to work with, and I also highly recommend paramount crystals to help thin out the chocolate… http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0008DI8OY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=anxioawaitado-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0008DI8OY
Oh my, they’re so amazing!!! Thanks for ideas, have a nice weekend, hugs, Flavia
Wow this looks amazing.
Sara at Saving For Someday says
I’ve never made cake pops. I’m not a fan of the ‘mush cake with frosting’ and voila, cake pop. I love that they look so pretty, though. And as a pink-lovin’ gal I’m drawn to these beauties.
And you’re right about ABC Cake Decorating Supplies being the Disneyland for bakers/sweet decorators. I go in and am so overwhelmed by all they have, but I want all kinds of things which I probably have no idea how to use.
Thank you for mentioning my Buttermilk Substitute. So glad you saw it and were able to make these gems without have to trek to the store. Nothing worse than getting everything ready to make and then having to run to the store for one thing.
All these lovely pinks and reds are getting me so excited about valentine’s day! Your cake pops look fabulous!
Christina @ The Foodie Entourage says
Those look so adorable and yummy. Beautiful pics!