Basic Cake Pops
Make the cake the day before, and let it cool overnight.Use a toothpick to encourage the coating to cover any small exposed areas or to make sure it surrounds the lollipop stick. Make sure the cake balls are chilled and firm when you dip them. If they are room temperature, they are likely to fall off the lollipop sticks into the melted candy coating. You can always place them back in the freezer for a few minutes to quickly firm them up again.Poke holes in the Styrofoam block before you start dipping. Just use one of the lollipop sticks to make holes about 2 inches apart.For fun, experiment with different colors of candy coating.Cake pops need more attention and therefore a little more time to complete than the cake balls. Set aside a couple of hours. When using the cake pop method, you can also make them in different shapes. Just roll them into balls, place in the freezer or refrigerator to firm, and then mold into your desired shape.