Happy Vasakhi to all the Sikhs around the World! I thought I would share with you these Khalsa Cake Pops that I made for my 3 year old son to share with his friends and teachers at school They were a hit…..His teacher wrote me a thank-you note expressing how much the children “loved” learning about a different culture. If you are wondering how I made the pops…….this is the baking tray that I used. There are other ways of making these pops without the tray but it requires you to crumble up the tray of cake and mix with frosting which tremendously increases the amount of sugar. I have decorated these pops in Khalsa colors which are blue & orange using sprinkles and a writing gel.
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*** You can easily 1/2 the recipe..
- 1 box of Funfetti Cake Mix
- 1 cup water
- 6 oz container of 0%
- 1 large egg
- yellow & red mixed food coloring ( a few drops of each)
- 10 oz bag of candy melts by Wilton
- a few containers of Sprinkles to decorate
- lollipop sticks (42)
- Styrofoam block
- Pre-Heat Oven to 375. Spray cake pop pan with cooking spray, set aside
- Cover a styrofoam block with foil; set aside.
- Mix all the wet ingredients with the food coloring; once a deep orange color is established add the box mix and beat at medium speed for about 1 minute.
- Transfer to cake pop baking pan & bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove cake into a large container to cool; pour more mixture into pan and continue to cook until mixture is finished (approximately 42 pops)
- Once cake pops are cooled:
- melt candy melts according to pkg
- dip end of lollipop stick into melted candy and stick into cake “ball” to form a pop
- place cake side down in a large storage container and continue this will all the cake “balls”
- Place storage container in refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden the candy so that the cake sticks to the lollipop sticks.
- Re-heat your candy melts until soft and then dip the 1/2 the cake pop into the candy; add sprinkles or decorate as desired.
- Cool the cake pops (when candy is hard) by putting the lollipop stick into the styrofoam block.
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