P-O-P Ca-K-Es

Do you remember the Batman Cake? After cutting, I ended up with some negatively stained Batmans that could not go to the bin. Because binning food is a sin, unless it’s broccoli. So I froze leftover cake, and it awaited to be transformed into Cake Pops! My very first ones.

Cake Pops

There are wonderful how-to videos and step-by-step tutorials all over the internet, so even if they seem challenging at first sight, one just needs to read and obey. On top of it, there are countless decoration options, your imagination is the limit. What about some science-themed cake pops??

Funny enough, the periodic table can’t spell Cake Pop, but it can spell Pop Cakes.

P O P Ca K Es

What about some electron orbits? And even a solid nucleus in the middle? Cake Pop atoms, fancy?

Cake Pop Atom

These little phantoms here actually pretended to be mitochondria… need to work in my drawing skills!

Mitochondria Cake Pops

Does anyone recognise a PAGE, erlenmeyer and test tubes??

Science Cake Pops

Cake Pops

As I said, there are many sites that thoroughly describe how to make them, like this great tutorial in cake journal or all of Bakerella’s great ideas, I love the carrots

Anyhow, this is what I did:

For the cake balls

  • Frozen batman cake leftover (remember the recipe? click here)
  • Vanilla frosting (I used Betty Crocker Icing Vanilla)

Crumble the cake finely and add frosting until the mix is sticky enough to roll into balls. Take some of it and roll it, use some sort of scoop for shape consistency. Keep the balls in the fridge from 3 hours to overnight.

Cake Pop BatterCake Pop balls

For the chocolate cover

  • Chocolate (candy melts)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Decoration sprinkles

Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water until you have a fine consistency. Take the cake balls one by one out of the fridge, dip the lollipop stick into the chocolate and push it into the cake ball around 2 cm. Now dip the cake pop into the chocolate until completely covered, take it out and hold it sideways over the bowl, rotating as the excess drips. Tapping your wrist helps. Add some sprinkles for decoration and let dry (if you can resist…)

If you have a holder emergency, this kinda works…

Cake Pop Holders