Pink Birthday Cake Pops - Like the ones in Starbucks!

Pink Birthday Cake Pops - Like the ones in Starbucks!

Starbucks Pink Cake Pop Recipe

Starbucks Pink Cake Pop Recipe

Pink Birthday Cake Pops - Like the ones in Starbucks!

Recipe Type: Cakes & Baking

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 1 hour 30 mins

Total time: 1 hour 30 mins

Serves: 10-12

Pink Birthday Cake Pops – just like the ones in Starbucks! Westfield asked me to write a recipe for their “Engage the Senses” campaign and I wanted to make something fun that would involve using all your senses. This cake pop recipe I created as my daughter challenged me to make the cake pops that she loved in Starbucks. So of course I accepted the challenge, took a bite of hers and this is the recipe! She was pretty impressed with her mum for making them taste just like them! Proud moment for me.

Ingredients

  • Plain small butter or vanilla sponge cake (approx size - 8inch X 5inch)
  • 3 tbps ready made vanilla icing
  • 300g white chocolate chips
  • (1 tbsp vegetable oil – just in case the chocolate goes to stiff for coating)
  • 4- 5 drops of red food coloring
  • optional -sugar sprinkles if you want for decoration
  • 15 -20 Cake pop sticks

Instructions

  1. Step 1
  2. Crumble the cake into a bowl using your finger tips, until you have fine crumbs
  3. Add the vanilla icing and mix together
  4. I prefer to use my hands to do this so you can feel it sticking together
  5. Just think of the icing as glue to stick the cake together
  6. Now roll the mixture into small balls using your hands
  7. I use approx a big tablespoon of the cake mixture for each ball

 

  1. Step 2
  2. Heat the chocolate and 4 -5 drops of red food coloring very gently over a pan of simmering water
  3. Use a heat proof bowl and make sure the water does not hit the bottom of bowl or the chocolate might burn
  4. Once it’s all nearly melted turn the heat off, take off the pan and stir gently so it turns pink
  5. Take one of the cake pop sticks, dip into the chocolate and then stick it in the cake ball
  6. Do this with all the balls
  7. Place balls on a tray or plate and put into the freezer for 45 minutes
  8. The purpose of this step is to use the chocolate to help the cake ball stick to the stick
  9. (keep chocolate and pan to one side as you’ll need to make it warm again soon)

 

TIP – if the white chocolate starts to go thick and hard add about 1 tbsp vegetable oil and stir in, it helps it remain runny enough to coat the cake pops

 

  1. Step 3
  2. Re heat the chocolate gently, so it’s runny and smooth
  3. Take out the cake pops from the freezer, dip into the melted chocolate so it’s all covered
  4. Add sprinkles if you like and then stick the cake pops in either a polystyrene or an egg box until the chocolate has set and gone hard.
  5. Tip - I put mine back in the fridge to set quicker
  6. Watch out for the drips of chocolate, but the good thing is, as they are frozen or very cold the chocolate sets quickly
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