Ohmigosh! I did it!!!! And guess what? It WAS as easy as it looked (okay well once I stopped being cheap it was).
My kids tried cake pops at Starbucks last week and they LOVED them! So I googled, and decided to try to make them. Well if this foodie wasn't also a cheapie then it woulda been a BREEZE! As it was I ended up having to run to Walmart in the middle of my project to spend the couple of bucks I shoulda just spent in the FIRST place! See I didn't want to pay for the Wilson candy melts... so I decided to follow a cheapskate recipe that used melted chocolate chips instead DON'T DO IT!!!! SPEND THE STINKING $2.50 and buy the candy melts! They melt and top with EASE and they harden SO quickly too!
1 cake mix (any flavor; we did devil's food) prepared according to package directions
1 can frosting (any flavor; we did chocolate fudge)
2 pckgs Wilton candy melts (pick a color; we chose PINK)
sprinkles (we chose chocolate)
Crumble the cake into crumbs in a bowl. Mix in the entire can of frosting until thoroughly combined.
Roll the cake & frosting mixture into balls. (This part gets a little messy.)
Place the cake balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Stick a lollipop stick in each one and freeze for 1 hour or more.
Put the Wilton candy melts in a bowl and pop it in the microwave for 2 min. Stir. Heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until completely melted. [sorry I was too frazzled by my late night trip to Walmart... forgot to take a pic of this part]. Dip the cake pop in the candy coating. Cover completely. Decorate quickly before the coating hardens.
I bought little styrofoam balls that John cut in half so I would have stands for my pops.
[There are SO many cute ideas for these! I LOVED the yellow pops with black smiley faces. You can make them to fit any holiday: white bunnies at easter, red/white/blue patriotic pops, reindeer, etc... Bakerella is OVER-THE-TOP with rabbits, Mickey Mouse, et al... you should REALLY check it out!]