Oreo cakepop… One of my husbands favorites :-)
I wish I had a better camera on my iPhone.
Basic Cake Pops :)
You need a few ingredients, such as cake mix (or you can bake your own, but you are just crumbling it anyway) and all the ingredients your recipe/mix calls for; icing (again, make your own or buy a can); almond bark or the colored/flavored baking chips; the lollipop sticks; and sprinkes.
First of all, bake your cake. It doesn’t matter how it looks, what kind of pan you use or anything else, since you will be crumbling it as it cools. After you bake it, let it cool and dump into a large bowl. (see photo #2)
Mix it well with 3/4 the icing from the can or 3/4 of the recipe you made. The cake should be crumbly when you mix it and stick well together once mixed with the icing. (see photo #3).
Finally, lay out a cookie sheet or something flat. Cover it with a piece of wax paper. Roll out your cake balls. I like to make mine a little larger than a ping pong ball. Don’t make them too large because then they will be too heavy and fall off the stick.
Heat up some of the baking chips/almond bark so that you have a small amount melted. Take your sticks and dip them in the chocolate, then stick into your cake ball. This provides a “base” so it does not fall off. After you have filled up a whole sheet, refrigerate for a half hour at least. You can also stick it in the freezer, but I wouldn’t let it freeze. (see photo #4)
While these are cooling, you can get the next step ready. Melt your chocolate (either double boiler or microwave is fine). I also have some wax chips that I melt with it so make it thinner so its not so heavy on the cake pops. This is optional. Make sure you only melt this 30 seconds at a time. Don’t over heat or else this will thicken. Take your cake pops one at a time and dip in the mixture, you can use a spoon to help drizzle it on if you need to.
Some chocolate may run off as it hardens. Just rotate on the stick to keep it even. You can also add sprinkles at this point. One it hardens it hardens fast so you may have to practice to get this part right. If you have a problem with them cracking you can redip. (see picture # 4 for finished product).