|He looks like a Martian than a Robot...but heck these guys are cute and yummy !|
These cake pops are becoming quite popular these days with kids and adults. These are made with cake, crumbled and mixed with some frosting and then rolled and dipped in candy coating. The rest of it is up to your imagination. I made these for my younger son's school for his birthday. He wanted a robot cake which I will be doing soon but since the children are small I thought that the cake pops would be a good choice for them.
1 box cake mix
1 (16-ounce) container ready-made frosting
1 (1-pound) bag white candy coating morsels
few drop of black candy coloring
- Bake cake according to package instructions. Allow cake to cool completely.
- Cut the cake into quarters. Finely crumble each quarter of cake in a large bowl.
- Add half the container of frosting. Mix into cake crumbles until well combined. Mixture should stick together to form a ball, not too crumbly, not too wet. (Add more frosting, if needed.) Reserve remaining frosting for another use.
- Shape cake mixture into 2-inch squares. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheet, cover and chill in fridge till firm.
- Carefully melt red candy coating in a deep bowl in microwave according to package directions.
- Dip 1/4-inch of a lollipop stick into candy coating mixture; insert the stick straight into the cake square on one end, almost half-way. Holding cake square at the surface of the candy coating, spoon coating evenly over cake square; and carefully tap off any excess. Work quickly, but not too forcefully or the cake ball will fall off the stick. Place end of stick in the Styrofoam block until sturdy and allow to dry. Continue with remaining squares.
- Dip a toothpick into the coating and use like glue to adhere the Lifesavers as neck piece, eyeballs, yellow round sprinkles for nose, candy bracelet piece and pink diamond sprinkles for antennae, sixlets as ears and sour belt pieces as mouth.
|I was laughing my head off thinking that I was suffocating the poor robot...|