These dazzling cake pops are perfect for a New Year’s treat. Delightfully crisp sweet candy melt exterior which opens up to a soft delicious vanilla cake.
Happy New Year’s eve everyone. Wow, what a year 2015 has been. This year I launched Bakes By Chichi and what a journey it has been. I would like to say a big thank you to all you wonderful people who took the time to visit this little blog of mine. I am really appreciative for all the shares, the like and comments.
To celebrate the last day of 2015 I thought why not indulge in some golden dazzling cake pops. Oh and whilst I was at it a glass of champagne too. Who knew cake pops and champagne went together so well. Pop and fizz, just the way to end the year.
Mix and bake the cake mix as per instructions on the box. Leave to cool, then slice off the crust. Mix in the some buttercream a little at a time till you a good consistency. Too much of buttercream will make the cake pops too soft and soggy. Too little will make it crumbly and fall off the stick when dipping. Which is why I suggest a little at a time. Scoop using a small ice cream scoop and roll the cake pops in your palm. I try and and get it as round as possibly. It doesn’t have to be perfect, we will be covering the pops in candy melt. Place the rolled cake pops on a baking tray covered with non stick and parchment paper. Cover with cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for about an hour or two. You want them firm, not frozen. The cake pops can be popped in the freezer for 15 minutes and then coated in candy melts if you are pressed for time.
Now we can get to dipping. I melt half of the candy melts in the bag. The candy melts are melted at 30 second bursts. Stir in between bursts. The consistency of the melts will be quite thick. To thin it, I mix in a tablespoon vegetable oil or trex at time until the candy melts is smooth and fluid. If the melted candy is too thick, the cake pops will slip off the stick or difficult to cover. I then transfer melted candy melts are transferred to a small deep cup or bowl. This is done so the cake pops can be fully submerged in the candy melts when dipped.
Dip the cake pop in one swoop. Leave to dry and then spray the covered candy melts with gold shimmer spray. If you are feeling fancy, sprinkle on some gold sanding sugar.
Enjoy your dazzling cake pops with a glass of champagne.
And welcome 2016. Happy New Year!!!
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