Cake pops make any celebration more festive! This white chocolate and vanilla version is an especially fun, sweet surprise for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or any other kind of party.
Making cake pops is easier than you probably think: Just crumble up cake, moisten it with frosting, and roll the cake mixture into bite-sized balls.
For this pretty-in-pink version, you’ll dip them into a rich white chocolate coating and pipe red and pink melted candy on the white chocolate.
In making these treats, we opted for a moist homemade butter cake rather than a boxed mix.
Why? Because homemade takes just a few moments more than boxed, but the gain in flavor will make your sweet tooth over-the-top happy you took the extra time.
Baking and crumbling the cake are easy, but dipping the cake balls takes more care.
You begin with the sticks: Dip them into the melted white chocolate first, before inserting them into the cake balls. This keeps the cake from slipping off when you’re dipping or eating the cake pop.
Next, quickly and smoothly dip the cake balls into the white chocolate, completely covering each one.
Allow the excess chocolate to drip off, give them a swirl to avoid drips, and set the pops up on a styrofoam block to allow the chocolate coating to harden.
Finish off your cake pops with some red and pink candy melts; make swirls, dots, miniature hearts, and other fun designs on the white chocolate coating. Once the decor is set, your vanilla cake pops are ready for the dessert table.
Dress up your cake pops even more by displaying them in red or pink flower pots, Valentine’s Day boxes, or mason jars adorned with jewels and ribbons. Simply cut a piece styrofoam to fit inside the container of your choice, insert the cake pop sticks, and fill in the spaces with party decorations that suit the occasion.
Baker’s note: Vanilla-flavored candy melts are available in many colors. You can use paste food coloring in white candy melts to produce whatever colors you prefer, or simply buy colored melts.