DIY Weddings — Bride & Groom Cake Pops

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Bakerella offers a recipe for these bride and groom cake pops that can be used as wedding favors. The cute and classy wedding cake pops are sure to impress any guest, in the classic style of bride and groom. Cake pops are a fun way to add whimsy and flavor to DIY weddings.
 
Free cake pops recipe adapted from "Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats" by Bakerella, published by Chronicle Books.
 
Ingredients:
- 48 uncoated Basic Cake Balls, chilled 64 to 80 ounces (4 to 5 pounds) white candy coating
- Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
- 48 paper lollipop sticks
- Styrofoam block
- Wax paper
- 2 baking sheets
- Large squeeze bottle
- Black candy coloring (not food coloring)
- Toothpicks
- 192 miniature white confetti sprinkles
- 48 miniature black heart sprinkles (from Poke Shapes)

Source: ,Amazon.com: Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More ...

Step 1

Have the cake balls chilled and in the refrigerator.
 
Melt the white candy coating in a microwave-safe plastic bowl, following the instructions on the package. The coating should be about 3 inches deep for easier dipping. (I usually work with about 16 ounces of coating at a time.)
 
When you are ready to dip, remove a few cake balls at a time from the refrigerator, keeping the rest chilled. 

Step 2

One at a time, dip about 1/2 inch of the tip of a lollipop stick in the melted candy coating, and insert the stick straight into a cake ball, pushing it no more than halfway through. Dip the cake pop into the melted coating, and tap off any excess coating. Hold the pop over the bowl in one hand, and tap your wrist gently with your other hand. If you use the hand holding the cake pop to shake off excess coating, the force of the movement will be too strong and could cause the cake ball to loosen or fly off the lollipop stick. Tapping the wrist holding the cake pop absorbs some of the impact. The excess coating will fall off, but you will need to rotate the lollipop stick so the coating doesn’t build up on one side, making it too heavy on that side. If too much coating starts to build up at the base of the stick, simply use your finger to wipe it off, spinning the lollipop stick at the same time. This can happen if the coating is too thin or too hot. It’s not as hard as it sounds; it just takes a little practice.

Step 3

For the grooms, place half of the cake pops in a Styrofoam block to dry; you will be dipping these a second time.
 

For the brides, place the remaining coated cake pops, ball side down, on a wax paper–covered baking sheet, and let dry completely.
 
Transfer one-third of the remaining white candy coating to a large squeeze bottle, and pipe white candy coating for the bride’s dress in opposite directions (as shown in the photo). Place back on the wax paper to dry.

Step 4

Tint the remaining two-thirds of the candy coating with black candy coloring. Keep adding color until you achieve a rich black. Then dip the groom cake pops in the black candy coating, holding the pop in a diagonal direction and dipping it into the coating until half covered. Remove and dip the other side in the opposite diagonal direction to form a black V-shaped jacket. Place the groom pops, ball sides down, on a wax paper–covered baking sheet. Let the brides and grooms dry completely.

Step 5

When the pops are dry, use a toothpick to dot a small amount of melted white candy coating in position for the bride’s necklace and the groom’s buttons, and attach white confetti sprinkles. Use the same technique to attach 2 black miniature heart sprinkles in position for the groom’s bow tie. The pointed ends of the hearts should be facing each other when attached.

Step 6

Use some of the leftover black candy coating to finish the bow ties. Just dip a toothpick into some of the coating and apply a small dab over the heart sprinkles where the two pointed sides meet. Let the brides and grooms dry completely.



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