Remember those cute little elephant cake pops that I made a few weeks ago? Well, I only made a couple dozen of them so I had a lot of balls of cake dough leftover. I stuck them in the freezer for just such an occasion as this.
When Mike said that his work was having a potluck, I knew that I wanted to make something with those frozen call balls. I looked online to see if I saw some easy cake balls that would work for Cinco de Mayo, but nothing really stood out to me. So, I just ended up using the rest of the leftovers from the elephant cake pops to make these cute and easy blue sprinkle cake pops. I used the leftover blue candy melts that I’d used for the elephant ears.
Step 1 – Let frozen cake balls thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours. I’d frozen my cake balls and then put them into a plastic freezer bag so I just laid the bag flat in the refrigerator to thaw.
Step 2 – Melt a small amount of candy melts in a small container. Dip the lollipop stick into the candy melt then insert it into the bottom of the cake pops. Then put back into the refrigerator to let the candy set up, at least 10 minutes.
Step 3 – Melt the rest of the candy melts in a tall container. I actually use a blender bottle to hold my melted candy melts. It’s nice and deep and perfect for dipping.
Step 4 – Dip the cake balls into the melted candy melts and let the excess drip off. I usually tap-tap-tap the stick on the side of the cup to let everything drip back into the container.
Step 5 – Sprinkle the colorful sprinkles over your cake ball while it’s still wet. Make sure you do this over a small bowl so at you can catch the sprinkles that fall off.
Cake Pop Tips!
- First and foremost, don’t use too much frosting in your cake balls. You don’t want them to be too wet because they’ll be hard to work with.
- If your cake balls look like they’re starting to fall off the stick while you’re dipping then, just twirl the cake ball around slowly to try to keep things even.
- Use a foam block covered in aluminum foil to hold your cake balls upright as they are drying. You can pre-poke holes with a skewer to make it easier to insert the lollipop sticks.