Everyone is doing them … cake pops!


I’m in Starbucks the other day with my kids and my daughter and I decide to share one of their new Sparkle Cake Pops — seriously … SO delicious.  I’ve never been a huge fan of Starbuck’s food offerings but these things were heaven on a stick.

As a keen baker I’ve been reading about cake pops for a while, starting on one of my favourite blogs, Bakerella.  But tended to find it a bit of an American phenomenon with tricky to find ingredients over on this side of the pond (most recipes call for ‘candy melts’ to cover the balls which are something I’d never heard of before).  However we seem to be catching up — I have recently seen quite a few recipe books for Cake Pops, like this one by the Bakerella queen herself or this one which I recently had a flick through.  As for ingredients, candy melts are in fact easily available online, even Amazon sells them or good old Cakes, Cookies & Crafts, who also sell the white lollipop sticks for them.

I have given up cake for lent (boo!) so I will be trying my hand at actually making some after Easter and in the meantime I will try and avoid their tempting stare when I go into Starbucks!

-Mo. x

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1. Esther in Amsterdam | March 10, 2011 | Reply

They look so cute! I will def keep them in mind, maybe cute for a class treat at some point.
Just read about Bakerella’s illness — so sad. :-(

2. Mo in London | March 10, 2011

I know – very difficult. x

3. Courtney in London | March 10, 2011 | Reply

I have never seen these before! But they look so tasty.
I can’t believe you gave up cake for lent. You are a brave woman!

4. Mo in London | March 10, 2011

Seriously go to Starbucks and share a sparkle pop with Ivy – you both will love it, I’ve never actually eaten a cake-pop before just looked at the great pictures of them and wanted to give them ago (I meant to do them for Lioba’s birthday party but with Christmas I just didn’t get round to it but I did order the sticks!)

5. Emilie | March 10, 2011 | Reply

I have never even heard about a cake-pop, I wonder if they have made it over to Paris?

6. Urban Mums | March 10, 2011 | Reply

I’ve seen these too (via the same site as you) and there is an english company called Cake POPs that is selling them here too. I actually signed up for the Cake Pops class at The Make Lounge (Islington) later in the month. I can’t wait! Are Cake Pops the new cupcake?!

7. Christy | March 10, 2011 | Reply

I am so with you on the meh Starbucks food offerings. These are truly tasty though!

8. Kim | March 10, 2011 | Reply

Mo, I have to thank you for your brilliant ideas! I am baking my cake already (seriously is in the oven) to make these cake POP’s so kids & playdates can decorate them tomorrow afternoon to celebrate weekend!
Also your previous post on your balloon party was great. when my 2 year old said he wanted a orange balloon party (is obsessed with the colour orange, must be his Dutch genes!), I immediately remembered your ideas of the balloon party. Petty i can’t sent you a pic of our kitchen and his face on the morning of his birthday! RE & the rice paper animal & beachball ballooon’s made our kitchen into a orange balloon magical wonderland! Priceless, Thank you!

9. Erin | March 14, 2011 | Reply

I made some cheesecake pops for Valentine’s day, and they were great! A bit fiddly, but very spectacular looking. I definitely suggest getting a drying rack set up first, even if it’s just a block of styrofoam to stick them in.

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