If food is the way to a man’s heart, these Father’s Day cake pops are sure to tug on Dad’s heartstrings. These treats are a breeze to make, and soon you’ll have a personalized gift that’s both memorable and delicious.
Super Dad Cake Pops
What You Need
- Baked cake (use your favorite recipe — we like JJR's blue velvet cake )
- Buttercream ( Swiss meringue and American buttercream work well)
- Yellow and blue candy melts
- Strawberry or blue raspberry Rip Rolls candy
- Paramount crystals, EZ Thin or virgin coconut oil (solid)
- Lollipop sticks
- Waxed paper
- Plastic snack bag
- Small writing piping tip (optional)
- Cake pop stand
1. Make the Cake Pop Dough
Mash up your baked cake and combine it with buttercream.
For every 2 cups of cake, use 1 tablespoon buttercream. Adjust this ratio until you have a doughy consistency you can roll into a ball.
2. Shape the Pops
Line your work surface with waxed paper. Use a cookie scoop to portion your cake pop dough so all are uniform. Roll the dough into a smooth ball, then flatten each side and gently shape until it resembles a coin or medallion.
Once all the pops are shaped, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
3. Prep the Candy
Unroll the Rip Rolls candy. Cut into 1" to 1½" pieces, with one end straight and the other cut at a slight diagonal to mimic ribbons hanging from the bottom of a medallion. You’ll need two pieces per cake pop; each candy roll will give you 30-40 pieces.
4. Melt the Candy Coating
Remove the cake pop medallions from the fridge and let them rest at room temperature.
While the medallions are resting, melt yellow candy wafers into a bowl. Thin the coating using paramount crystals, EZ-Thin or virgin coconut oil (solid) until the consistency is smooth like a fresh can of paint. Set aside for a few minutes so the heat can dissipate.
5. Dip Your Medallions
Dip a lollipop stick about ⅓" into the candy coating and insert it about halfway into the bottom of a cake pop medallion. Repeat for all medallions.
Dip each cake pop into the coating. Shake excess off and use a toothpick to pierce any air bubbles you notice.
6. Attach the Ribbon
While the coating is still wet, place the diagonal end of the candies at the bottom of the cake pop so the “ribbons” overlap slightly and flare outward. Place on a cake pop stand to let dry completely.
7. Add the Final Touches
Melt about 10 blue candy wafers, then spoon into a plastic snack bag. Cut a hole in one corner and pipe a special message (you can also use a small writing piping tip) to celebrate Dad. Let dry and serve!
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