So, drum rolls please….., here’s my first ever baking video in English – making this video actually took me back to the day I filmed my first baking video in Thai. It’s like I’m a total newbie again! So, hopefully somewhere beneath all the mumbling and stuttering, there’s some useful information for you guys.
Below are some basic chocolate recipes that you could use to make the cake balls (I highly suggest you use box mix if you don’t have time!)
Choose a cake, bake it, and let it cool!
For the Cake Balls
Here’s the cake pop recipe taken from The Kitchn
1 batch Dark Chocolate Cake
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk
- Crumble the cooled cake
- Whip the room temp. cream cheese and butter until smooth
- Add in powdered sugar and mix on low speed
- And milk and mix until smooth.
- Put the cake crumbs into the mixer and mix until fully incorporated
- “Check to see if it will roll into a ball. It should: this makes a very malleable, easy-to-handle cake mixture. But if it needs a little extra moisture, add milk a spoonful at a time.”
- Roll the mixture into round cake balls using the curve of both hands and refrigerate until firm.
For the cake pops
1-2 packets candy melt or white compound chocolate (depending on how thick you coat)
1/ 2 cup dark compound chocolate
some red food coloring
- Melt the coating (candy melt or compound chocolate) in the microwave at a 30 seconds interval, stirring in between each round until fully melted
- Dip the lollipop stick into the mixture around 2 cm and stick it into the cake pop, let it set
- Try lifting the cake pops up by the stick to check if the lollipop stick is being held in place yet.
- If so, reheat the coating until fully smooth, and start dipping and coating the cake pop
- Make sure you get the whole cake pop covered, tapping against the edge of the bowl to get rid of excess coating.
- Let the cake pops dry on a styrofoam block or inverted it upside down onto a sheet of wax paper
- Once the coating has completely dried, you can heat the dark compound chocolate and some left over white compound chocolate
- Mix in a little bit of red food coloring (or any other color of choice,) and using a lollipop stick, start dotting the leopard pattern all over the cake pop. You do not need to be precise at this point
- Using a toothpick and dark compound chocolate, draw thin outlines and smaller dots around the pink dots to form leopard prints
- Let the design dry and YOU’RE DONE!