Final Four Basketball Cake Pops

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The Michigan Basketball team has made it to the Final Four for the first time in 20 years! Today is game day, so I thought I’d make something in honor of our team’s success. Half of my friends have either flown or driven (11 hours) to Atlanta to attend the game, but for those of us still in Ann Arbor these cake pops will be a great snack while watching the game!

These are Funfetti Cake Pops dipped in chocolate melts.  I have to explain: I bought the Wilton edible markers so that I could draw the basketball lines on the orange cake pops, but they wouldn’t write! I tried everything I could to get them to work, even tried using the other colors, but no success. So I have to admit, I used a sharpie permanent marker in the pictures below (don’t worry, I threw them out afterwards). Maybe it was just the Wilton markers, or my package of markers, because Bakerella uses edible markers on her cake pops all the time! I will have to try a different brand next time. Either way, they taste great and you can always choose to decorate them differently. Look at my last Cake Pop post for ideas!

Funfetti Cake Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 boxed Funfetti cake (baked according to box)
  • 1 can Funfetti frosting
  • Orange, Blue, and Yellow Wilton Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Wilton Lollipop Sticks
  • Styrofoam or cardboard box
  • Edible food markers (optional)
  • Piping or Ziploc Bag for “M” decoration (optional)

Directions:

  1. Take prepared cake and break it into crumbles in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in 3/4 can of frosting (you may need the full can, but start with 3/4) until mixture starts to hold itself together.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place in a container or on a cookie sheet.
  4. Freeze for 15 minutes to an hour.
  5. While in the freezer, take either a piece of styrofoam or a cardboard box and poke holes with a pen so the cake pops can dry standing up.
  6. Melt orange and yellow chocolate in two separate small saucepans on low heat. Make sure the chocolate gets thin, but does not get too hot or it will start to harden. You can remove the pan from the heat while dipping.
  7. Remove cake balls from the freezer and insert lollipop stick into each ball.
  8. Dip the cake pops in the melted chocolate, making sure to tap off any excess chocolate before sticking the cake pop in the box to dry.
  9. Once cake pops are hardened, place back into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  10. Place blue chocolate melts into a piping bag and melt in the microwave.
  11. Cut the corner of the bag and pipe a tiny blue Michigan “M” onto all the yellow cake pops.
  12. Place decorated cake pops back into the cardboard box to harden.
  13. While hardening, take the orange cake pops and draw the basketball lines.
  14. Enjoy, and GO BLUE!

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