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Festive Party Balloon Cake Pops

Nothing is more festive than party balloons— except maybe mini balloons that you can eat! Cake pops don’t have to all be round—making balloon-shaped pops takes only a bit of tweaking. Using tinted candy coating (or tinting yours with food dye) makes for bright, festive colors. Remember! You can use any pre-baked cake (undecorated), boxed cake mix or your favorite recipe. But if you like to bake, try these  bonus recipes for a basic yellow cake mix and vanilla frosting. It’s easy! Just follow these illustrated instructions to get your cake pops on!

 

Party balloon cake pops

Remember! You can use any cake recipe or mix, or any frosting for your cake pops. If you’re using your own, just scroll down to the part where we get to putting cake and frosting together. But for those who want to try baking from scratch, try these simple recipes on for size…

cake ingredients

cake ingredients

 

For the cake mix, you will need:

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup milk

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Whisk it to aerate it (this eliminates the need to sift) and to blend them thoroughly. Set them aside.

 

whisking dry ingredients

whisking dry ingredients

 

In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Use a mixer or hand beater to cream them together. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk. Blend them thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients and beat the batter for 30 seconds on medium until well blended.

 

mixing batter

mixing batter

 

Spray an 8-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Do this in the sink to prevent getting the slippery spray on counters or walls.

 

spraying the pan

spraying the pan

 

Pour the batter into the pan.

 

pouring batter

pouring batter

 

The batter will be thick, so spread it out evenly with a spatula.

 

spreading the batter

spreading the batter

 

Put it in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t over-bake! Tough, dry cake edges makes cake pops crumbly.

 

fresh baked cake

fresh baked cake

 

Let the cake cool. If the top or edges of the cake are slightly shrunken and overdone, simply cut them off. Break up the cake and throw it into a large mixing bowl.

 

break up the cake

break up the cake

 

Break it up into crumbs.

 

crumbled cake

crumbled cake

 

Remember, you can use any type of frosting, or try this recipe.

 

Frosting Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons of butter or margarine

2 tablespoons of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

 

beat the frosting

beat the frosting

 

Put about ½ the frosting onto the cake. Blend it until it holds together in a clump, like clay.

 

mix cake with frosting

mix cake with frosting

 

Roll the cake into small, 1-inch balls.

 

roll into balls

roll into balls

 

Pinch one end of the ball to create the balloon shape.

 

pinch to make balloon shape

pinch to make balloon shape

 

 

 

Place them on a tray and put them into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Don’t forget them! This will help them retain their shape. Transfer them into the fridge for at least 2 hours.

 

The last of the ingredients you will need for the cake balls is:

White melting chocolate

Food coloring

Lolly pop sticks

Skewer

 

When you’re almost ready to dip, melt white chocolate. I’m using a crock pot.

melt white chocolate bits

melt white chocolate bits

 

You can use your microwave or double boiler if desired. Follow the instructions on the package to melt your chocolate.

Stir the chocolate. If it’s thick, you can add vegetable shortening or paramount crystals to thin it so it’s smooth and loose for dipping.

 

this is too thick

this is too thick

 

better

better

 

Divide the chocolate into bowls and color it with food dye. Add only a few drops at a time and blend well.

 

tinting chocolate

tinting chocolate

 

Dip a stick into the chocolate and insert it into the pointed ends of the cake balls.

 

insert tip into pointy end of cake ball

insert tip into pointy end of cake ball

They should look like little balloons.

 

creates a balloon

creates a balloon

 

Dip them in the chocolate. Don’t move the stick around, don’t twist or turn it, and do not brush the balloon against the sides or bottom of the bowl. You don’t want to do anything to dislodge the cake ball.

 

dipping the balloon in chocolate

dipping the balloon in chocolate

 

Stand it up in a piece of Styrofoam, or by standing it in a cup. Add rice to the cup to prevent them from swiveling around.

 

place dipped on styrofoam block or in cup with rice

place dipped on styrofoam block or in cup with rice

 

Chill the cake pops in the fridge for at least 2 hours so the chocolate sets. Melt a little bit more white chocolate. Dip a skewer into it.

Add a dab of white chocolate on the balloon. Make a little symbol that resembles a square or a number sign (#) so it looks like the reflection of light hitting a shiny balloon.

 

making the mark

making the mark

 

Place them back in the Styrofoam or cups and refrigerate until the white chocolate sets. Serve them up at a party!

 

Cake pop party balloons

Cake pop party balloons

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