Confession time: We LIVE for Pokémon Go. Next time you go hunting for shiny Pokémon, make sure you stash PokéBalls in your bag. These delicious cake pops will make you be the very best (wink wink) in no time.
Pro tip: Make sure to keep your phone on while you move around your kitchen, so every step counts toward hatching your Pokémon eggs.
Pokémon Cake Pops
What You Need
- Wax paper
- Cake pop dough ready for shaping ( get our recipe here! )
- Portion scoops
- White, red and black candy wafers
- Medium candy eyes, sprinkles or round confetti sprinkles
- Paramount crystals, EZ-Thin or virgin coconut oil (solid)
- Lollipop sticks
- Cake-pop stand
- Zip-top bag
Gotta Bake 'Em All!
1. Shape the Cake Pops
First, line your work surface with wax paper for easy clean-up. Use a portion scoop to measure out your dough, then roll each scoop into a ball. Transfer the balls onto a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate while you follow the rest of the steps.
2. Melt the Candy Wafers
Melt the white and red candy wafers in two separate, microwave-safe bowls (preferably plastic or silicone). Heat each bowl in the microwave for 1 minute at 50-percent power, then stir. Continue to heat in 30-second bursts at 50-percent power, stirring after each interval, until the wafers are melted and smooth. Use Paramount Crystals, EZ-Thin or virgin coconut oil (solid) to thin the candy coating.
3. Insert the Lollipop Sticks
Remove the chilled cake balls from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes, to take the chill off. Dip about ⅓ inch of each lollipop stick into the white candy coating, then insert the stick into a cake ball until it's about halfway through. Repeat for each cake ball.
4. Coat in White
Dip each cake pop into the white coating. Gently shake off the excess into the bowl, and use a toothpick to pierce any air bubbles on the surface of the cake ball. Place each ball on a cake-pop stand to dry completely.
5. Dip Halfway in Red
Once the white coating has set, carefully dip each cake pop halfway into the red coating.
Use a toothpick to pierce any air bubbles on the surface, and place each ball on the stand to dry thoroughly.
6. Add the Black Line
Melt the black candy wafers to create the black coating and then thin it out (follow the directions in Step 2). Pour the black coating into the corner of a zip-top bag. Snip the tip, and squeeze the bag to pipe a black line around the halfway point of each cake ball, where the red and white coatings meet.
The easiest way to do this (if you’re right handed) is to hold the cake pop with your left hand, and hold the zip-top bag with your right hand. Rotate the cake pop with your fingers and squeeze the piping bag along the middle, in a continuous line.
7. Add the Final Details
Immediately after piping the black line, pipe a large black dot just by squeezing the piping bag in the spot where you started and ended your line.
Gently push an eyeball candy, backwards, into the black dot. You want only the flat, completely white area of the eyeball to be visible. You can use flat, round, white confetti sprinkles to create the same eyeball effect.
Now pack the PokéBalls in your bag (eat some first, of course!), find your nearest PokéStops and become a Pokémon Master!