I know cake pops are so 2012, but I just had to share this unique take on them that I came up with in the kitchen. You guys, they have a yellow centre! A super fun Easter treat to package up in cardboard egg containers and share with friends.
EASTER EGG CAKE POPS
- What You'll Need -
Two white cakes (dye one yellow)
White Candy Melts
Styrofoam or Cardboard Box (ex. Pizza Box)
- Photo Instructions -
(written instructions below)
1 | Bake Cakes
Use your favourite white cake to make two cakes, dying one of the batters yellow for the yolk, and bake. The yellow cake can be about half the size of the white cake. Once the cakes are cooled, crumble them each in a separate bowl. You can make your cake balls smooth an easy to work with by using a pastry cutter. Set aside.
2 | Mix Icing
Whip up your favourite icing recipe. I use a cream cheese frosting. Add, bit by bit, just enough icing to the cake crumbles to allow it to adhere together in the shape of a ball when rolled between your hands.
3 | Shape
Start by rolling the yellow cake mixture into just short of 1" round balls. These will make the 'egg yolks'. You'll want these to be cooled and hardened before wrapping in the white cake mixture ('egg white'), so place them in the freezer on a tray lined with parchment paper as you work.
Once you've finished all the egg yolk centres, take out a few at a time from the freezer to wrap the egg white cake mix around. Use about four times the amount of white cake as the yellow cake centre.
It will take some practice to get the right egg shape. Start by spreading the white cake evenly around the yolk and roll into a smooth ball. Once you have a ball you can pinch a point and start shaping it smooth again as a sort of pointed oval.
Stick a toothpick in the wider end and place in the fridge. I suggest the fridge this time because you don't want the cake balls to be too cold when dipping in the melted candy, as the candy shell may crack as it sets.
4 | Dip
Once all your eggs are shaped and in the fridge with their toothpick, melt the Candy Melts in a bowl over some boiling water on the stove. Pour the smooth melted candy into a somewhat tall, narrow glass. I used a measuring cup. Just make sure the melted candy is deep enough to dip the egg in fully.
Take a few eggs out of the fridge at a time and dip in the melted candy. Be careful not to dip too much of the toothpick in, as this will make it hard to remove when dry. Keep the shell smooth by letting any excess drip off and rotating the egg for several seconds as the candy sets. Top with your favourite sprinkles, or leave naked, and use the toothpick to stand them up on a cardboard box or styrofoam to dry. Once dry, carefully pull out the toothpick and enjoy!