Pink Pops| How to make Popcakes

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You may or may not have seen the posts about my Mum’s wedding in September. In that post you’ll have seen pictures of the above Pop Cakes. My mum and I are both huge lovers of cake; any sort will do! So when I found the above book in TKMaxx I had to buy it. When flicking through the pages we came up with the idea of making pink Popcakes for her wedding as a gift for her guests.

At the time it seemed like a great idea; who wouldn’t love cute little pink cakes! However come 10.30pm the night before the wedding when we were still decorating the Popcakes, we were soon regretting it! Despite how stressful this idea became, the end result was amazing. The wedding guests were fascinated, and in awe when they discovered that my Mum had made them herself. So I thought I would show you how we did it.

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Step 1- Firstly, a cake needs to be made. We used the recipe given in the book for a simple chocolate sponge cake. For the 100 popcakes that we made we had to bake 6 chocolate cakes and leave them to cool.

Step 2- To make the cake balls, the cakes were blitzed into crumbs then mixed with cream cheese, and icing sugar. This makes the cakes into a moist mouldable texture, that is quite similar to a ganache. We also added bashed up Crunchie to our mixture to add something special to half of the popcakes. We then moulded the mixture into 100 little balls, mounted them on sticks and popped them into the freezer for 15 minutes to allow them to solidify.

Step 3- The fun part; decorating! We ended up with 3 different looks for our popcakes. One was just pink icing with a pink icing rose on the top. The second was pink icing dipped into pink sugar.The third look was meant to resemble a flower, and involved pink and white swirls (as you can see above). The joy with popcakes is that you can be so creative with them, any colour, shape or design. I have seen little teacups and tea pots, dinosaurs, people, and food items such as hotdogs and slices of cake.

So that’s a short and sweet explanation on how we made our popcakes. It took a lot of time to make 100 of them, and it was a lot of hard work, but the final product was delicious and a big success with all the wedding guests. I think they are an excellent idea for wedding favours or even for Christmas presents!

So what do you think? Have you seen or tried popcakes before? Would you make any for Christmas presents or for your wedding or party?

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Jacquina Lee says:

    They look amazing! Such a clever idea, I've had cake pops in shops before but thought I would never be able to make them haha. Going to give it a go I think 🙂 xowww.jazzyleelbc.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I'm starved now! 😦 lol x

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  3. Em says:

    love making these, so sweet and good – actually prefer the taste to a cupcake!a good trick is to add vegetable oil to the candy melts, that makes it easier to cover the cake balls 🙂

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  4. Cassandra says:

    I love the whole idea of cake pops. A nice tasty treat that suffices my sugar tooth and isn't a giant piece of cake. Those pink ones are so cute!

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  5. Have to admit, they were pretty awesome. Your mums wedding wouldn't have been the same without them Cat 😉

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  6. These are brilliant 😀 I've never seen pop cakes before but they're so cute! Charlee, MYSTRINGALINGhttp://mystringaling.blogspot.co.uk/XX

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  7. Cat0805 says:

    They are pretty fun to make 😀 Would be great to do it with friends xx

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  8. Cat0805 says:

    Aww sorry! Its awful seeing food porn when you're hungry 😀

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  9. Cat0805 says:

    They are delicious! thanks for the tip, I will definitely do that next time, as our icing was pretty thick xx

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  10. Cat0805 says:

    They are the perfect little sweet treat! As they are rich enough to keep you satisfied with just one 😀

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  11. Cat0805 says:

    Haha thanks. I think it would of still be a perfect day, it's just nice to have little extra touches 😀 x

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  12. Wow they look great! brilliant review never seen anything like this on here.Wish I was could at cooking I would love to give this ago thoughpocockins.blogspot.comSophiexx

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  13. Cat0805 says:

    Oh you have to Google them; there are some amazing ones! xx

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  14. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks so much lovely! I'm happy you enjoyed my post, it's my first cooking type one 😀 It's not too difficult, more fun than difficult 😀 xx

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  15. annalise says:

    This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing 🙂Pastel Bokeh

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  16. Cat0805 says:

    Glad you enjoyed it lovely 😀

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  17. Claudia says:

    That looks lovely babe, enjoyed it!I would appreciate it if you took the time out and visit my blog http://www.stylesfrillsandheels.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  18. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks darling, I will definitely check out your blog 😀 x

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  19. Lizzie~ says:

    These looks so pretty! I seriously want to try and make these xx

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  20. Cat0805 says:

    They look great don't they! Also taste lovely 😀 They aren't too hard, you should give it a go 😀

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  21. Great post. I made them for the first time the other day. I was surprised how easy they were and every one loved them. I had no chocolate in so used coloured cake crumbs to decorate x

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  22. Cat0805 says:

    Aww yeah! So glad you tried them 😀 I'm planning to make some for Christmas 😀

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