I wanted to make a few cake pops for Easter; mainly for Ean and my niece and nephews, but they are a little treat that everyone enjoys! My mom even took some to share with her coworkers. You can find the Chicks in Bakerella’s Cake Pops. The Bunnies, I stumbled across in one of the most random places…Dillon’s Website (Dillon’s Cake Bites) I adapted it a bit for cake pops. For these, I used vanilla frosting and french vanilla cake. Have a very Happy Easter Weekend!
Bunny Cake Pops
1 package (16 oz) Vanilla Candy Coating
1 box Cake Mix (plus ingredients for mix)
1 cup frosting, your choice of flavor
1 bag Large Marshmallows
Pink sanding sugar
Pink heart or flower -shaped sprinkles
Cake writing icing
48 lollipop sticks
Prepare and bake Cake Mix as directed on box; cool completely. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 cup frosting. Roll mixture into tablespoon size balls and place on cookie sheet; chill until firm.
Cut the edge of a marshmallow diagonally in the shape of bunny ears. These will form the bunny “ears.” Sprinkle with pink sanding sugar onto the sticky side of the marshmallow for best results, press the sticky side of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. I did end up cutting additional off because it is a little too much marshmallow for a cake pop and I thought it ended up looking a little nicer.
Melt Vanilla Candy Coating over low heat in a double boiler.
Dip tip of lollipop stick into candy coating. Insert stick a little over half way into the cake ball. Coat the cake ball in the candy coating. After access coating has dripped off, let cake pops dry completely. I use Styrofoam to keep sticks vertical.
Before candy coating has set, place the ears on the top of the cake ball, and place one heart or flower-shaped sprinkle on the front of the cake ball for the nose.
Draw two dots for eyes with writing icing or melted semi-sweet chocolate.