What’s better than eating a piece of cake? How about scooping out round balls from the cake, stabbing them with a skewer, dipping in chocolate and nuts and devouring them. What are these magical morsels called? Cake balls? No, weirdo…they’re called cake pops!
I don’t make cake pops because as mentioned above, you scoop out round balls from a cake and eff up an entire loaf. What are you supposed to do with the deformed leftovers? Eat them like some kind of desperate pig with a sweet tooth? Sorry, I’m not going to debase myself like that. I could also get that waffle maker type of gadget but I mean, you make like 8 at a time and I just rather not have more shit in my house.
So what’s the solution to this cake pop dilemma? Make these lazy cake pops. You don’t need extra tools nor do you need to maim a perfectly good piece of cake to make these. You could even make these with kids and not worry about a total crumb-fest in the kitchen.
And you can decorate these cake pops any way you want…..or leave ‘em bald. Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day than sharing these little chocolate balls with loved ones.
Lazy Cake Pops
Snack pack of Timbits
Cake pop sticks (or straws)
Accoutrements (nuts, sprinkles, shredded coconut)
Styrofoam/box with holes
If you live in Canada and you ask me what a snack pack of Timbits is, click the x on that page and never come back. Seriously. I thought I knew you but I guess clearly, I was wrong.
For the non-Canadians, Timbits are the OG donut holes from Tim Horton’s and a snack pack was a pack of 10 timbits that you used to be able to get for a toonie. Don’t know what a toonie is? Man, you need to read the international news section sometimes.
Also another word you might not know, accoutrements. It’s a fancy word referencing the toppings for the cake pops. It’s French. Am I blowing your mind with knowledge?! Or are you rolling your eyes because you’re like, “Dummy, I know what all this is, get back to the recipe”. And to that I say, Ok friend, no need for the hostility and name calling.
Melt the chocolate, dip your stick in the chocolate and stick it in the Timbit/donut hole. You can buy cake pop sticks from a bulk food place or online. If you want to be ghetto, I’m sure you can use straws. Don’t use actual skewers because they’ll just pierce right through. Let these set so they’re more stable for future dipping. Pop them in the fridge to speed up the process.
Make sure you use solid balls because the honey dip variety are hollow on the inside and won’t provide the stability your
balls pops need.
Once your cake pops are set on the stick, feel free to dip those balls in some melted chocolate and decorate with some sprinkles, nuts, shredded coconut or whatever. When you’re happy with your ball decor, stab the sticks into some styrofoam to set. You can also poke some holes into a box or maybe even have them lean on the side of a glass…I dunno, figure it out.
Let the cake pops set in the fridge for 30+ min and package them into cute v-day bags and share them with friends, family, coworkers. Let them know what your Valentine’s Day cake
balls pops taste like.
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