This Strawberry Cake Pops post is courtesy of our contributor Deanna…Growing up, Mother’s Day was the best and worst part of May. Each year I would be stuck scratching my head at a heartfelt gift that could begin to express my gratitude for all the bad attitude, tears, and dirty laundry that she put up with over the years. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I am putting a spin (and stick!) on one of my mother’s favorite treats. These delicious and adorable chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect home-made gift to show your appreciation for your mother, grandmother, or even a nice treat for yourself. The best part: you can get most the supplies from your local craft store, they are simple to make, and you never have to worry about strawberries being out of season!
Strawberry Cake Pops:
What you will need:
- Un-dipped cake pops (preferably Strawberry Cake)
- Sucker sticks
- A piece of parchment paper
- Red candy melts
- Chocolate candy melts
- Green laffy taffy
- A Tooth Pick
- A rolling pin
- A knife
First you’ll want to melt your chocolate. Remember chocolate is very temperamental, melt it slowly, and stir often.
Roll your cake pop balls into a strawberry shape. (This is easily achieved if you keep your pinky fingers touching while you roll.) I added red food coloring to my cake pop mixture so it was more of a strawberry color.
Dip the end of your sucker stick into the red chocolate and then push it into the wide end of your strawberry shaped cake ball. Place the un-dipped cake pop into the fridge to chill for just a minute or two to allow that chocolate to harden.
Now you’re ready to dip your cake pops. Keep in mind that you want the chocolate just warm enough to stay melted, and the cake pop just a bit cooler than room temperature. Dip your cake pop completely into the red chocolate and gently tap the stick until all the excess chocolate runs off.
Once the red has hardened re-dip the cake pop half way into the brown chocolate, tap off excess and place onto parchment paper.
While you wait for the chocolate to harden open up your green laffy taffy and pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds. Knead in your hands for a few seconds then roll out with rolling pin. Take your knife and cut out triangles for your leaves. You will need 5-6 leaves per cake pop.
Start attaching your laffy taffy leaves to the cake pop as close to the stick as possible (it’s okay if it’s on the stick itself). You won’t need anything to adhere the laffy taffy leaves because, well, it sticks to everything.
Take your tooth pick and dip the very tip into the chocolate, start dotting up your strawberry to give it seeds.
Have fun with this and remember…if you mistakes you can eat them. That’s what I do!
Thank you to Deanna for sharing this delicious Strawberry Cake Pops tutorial with us. To see more of Deanna’s delicious creations, visit her Dee’s-licious Desserts page on Facebook. She also makes and ships cake pops as well!
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