By Kelli Morgan
I was soooo super-excited when I found out I could bring homemade treats for Madilyn’s preschool class for her birthday. Since August, my mind has been racing with adorable cupcake and cookie ideas. My sweet hubby surprised me with lollicakes from an upscale grocery store in town awhile ago. They were so cute and bite-size, and Madilyn loved them. Kids love cupcakes and anything on a stick, so it was a no-brainer! Now I just had to figure out how to make them! If you do a search for lollicakes online, you will find the most amazing, adorable creative ideas. I figured I had better stick to the basics for my first time! They ended up being super easy to make. It just takes a little time and patience! They were a huge hit with the kids and teachers! All the parents were impressed when I brought them in, too!
This recipe was adapted from Bakerella.com.
Warning: There is nothing healthy about this recipe!
- 1 box white cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
- 1 can Funfetti frosting (16 oz.)
- 1 package melting chocolates (I used Wilton’s.)
- lollipop sticks
- assorted sprinkles and toppings
- baggies for wrapping
- twist ties or ribbons
- wax paper
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned – it will get messy!)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (I used a large cookie scoop to get them the same size)
4. Chill for an hour. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt a small amount of chocolate in microwave per directions on package. I only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.
6. Dip a stick in the melted chocolate and insert into the lollicake. Repeat for all the balls. Chill for another hour.
7. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on a baking sheet lined in wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.) If you want your balls perfectly round, stand them up in a foam block to cool. I like to stick them back in the freezer to make sure they are extra firm. They thaw quickly.
8. Place lollicakes in little bags and secure with twist tie or ribbon. I left mine in the freezer until they were ready to serve.
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