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          These Perfume Bottle Cake Pops Are Perfect for Mother's Day

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          You don't need an excuse to make these pretty cake pops, but Mother's Day sure is a good one. Show your momma how much you care with these bite-sized treats — you could even pair 'em with an actual bottle of her favorite scent for an extra-sweet touch.

          Perfume Bottle Cake Pops

          Level: Easy

          What You Need

          Instructions

          1. Make the Cake Pop Dough

          Mash up a baked cake (you can use any recipe you love) and combine it with buttercream.

          Pro Tip

          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 and roll out your cake pop dough into a slab ¾" thick.

          Pro Tip

          Use two upside-down cookie sheets, books or a stack of magazines wrapped in plastic wrap to use as rolling pin guides.

          Use a ruler to mark guides for 1½" squares. Cut them one by one with a sharp knife. Don't cut by row — you want to work slowly so the edges stay nice and smooth. Refrigerate all the squares on a waxed paper–lined cookie sheet.

          3. Cut the Cap Pieces

          You need one white candy melt for each cake pop, plus a few extra. Use a sharp knife to cut pieces off two opposite sides so they look rectangular.

          4. Melt the Yellow Candy

          Remove the cake squares from the fridge and let them rest at room temperature.

          While the squares are thawing, melt yellow candy wafers into a bowl. Dip a lollipop stick about ⅓" into the candy coating and insert it about halfway into the bottom of a square. Repeat for all squares.

          5. Dip Your Squares

          Dip each cake pop into the yellow coating. Gently shake the excess off and use a toothpick to pierce any air bubbles you see.

          While the coating is still wet, place a mini marshmallow on top of each dipped square. Place on a cake pop stand and let dry completely.

          6. Add the Finishing Touches

          Melt a few more white candy melts, then spoon into a plastic snack bag. Cut a hole in one corner and pipe a tiny amount of coating on top of the mini marshmallow. Place a trimmed white candy on top. Repeat for each cake pop.

          Pipe another small amount of candy coating onto the center of the cake pop, then affix a heart sprinkle. You're done!


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