Crazy about cake pops!
This year we have seen a huge rise in unconventional wedding cakes, with couples choosing to opt for cupcakes and miniature wedding cakes, and my personal favourite the cake pop, over the traditional 3 tiered sweet treat.
Cake pops are delicious small round cakes served on a cocktail stick, decorated to suit your colour scheme, wedding theme or even to replicate your bridal party! They are so versatile, which makes them so popular. They can be used as centre pieces on tables, wedding favours for each guest, or positioned on a cake pop stand as a main attraction. When it comes to flavors, anything can go, from chocolate brownie, to liquor laced treats, have fun with your flavours and surprise your guests.
Fancy making your own? Head down to John Lewis where you can purchase a cake pop tin, and then follow their simple recipe below for your own unique cake pops!
– 2 eggs
– 110g butter
– 110g caster sugar
– 110g self raising flour
– 300g white and 300g milk chocolate
– Various sprinkles & icing for decoration
1) Preheat the oven to 170°C
2) In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, along with a little flour to stop the mixture from curdling. Once combined, sift in the rest of the flour and fold into the mixture.
3) Grease the cake pop pan well and add the mixture to the bottom half of the tin (the part with no holes) until each mould is full. Attach the top half of the tin.
4) Place on a baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then remove the pops from the pan to finish cooling.
5) Dip a lolly stick into melted chocolate, insert into the cake pops and allow to cool, this will ensure the stick stays secure. Dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate, spinning to let any excess drip off. Decorate as desired.
6) Allow to set on baking parchment, or, if you want to keep the pops perfectly round, stick them into a large baking potato with holes pre-made by a barbecue skewer.