Baseball Cake Pops

Little Man’s first birthday was this last weekend, and we had a huge baseball birthday bash to celebrate! Yesterday I showed everyone his adorable little Baseball First Birthday Cake, and today comes another addition to our sweets table- Baseball Cake Pops! These ooey, gooey, crunchy, sweet pops were a huge hit- and through our trial and error, you can make your own awesome pops!

Read on for the how-to!

You’ll need:

-Can of store bought cake icing

-Box of cake mix

-Large cake pan (any size) or pyrex dish

-Food Processor

-Mixing Bowls

-Package of Candy Melts, Red and White

-Ziploc bag or Piping bag and very small diameter circle tip

-Cardboard box with small holes poked in it

-Vegetable Oil

 

First, mix your cake ingredients, and bake your cake. You want it fully cooked, but don’t worry at all about how it looks. Once it is done and cooled, toss it into your food processor (you might need to break it up into smaller chunks to do this). Blend briefly until cake is mostly small crumbs.

Next, toss cake crumbs into a mixing bowl. Add icing, slowly, and mix with a spoon. You will end up using about a half a can, but this depends on how moist your cake is. You can always add more later- but you don’t want to add to much, so mix slowly. You will be aiming for a wet texture that sticks together when rolling balls.

Roll balls with a diameter of about a quarter (just a little smaller than golf balls).  Set in the fridge or freezer to cool and firm up.

Melt the white candy melts according to package directions in a medium sized bowl. Remove pops from fridge or freezer. Slide a candy stick into each pop, and pour just a little candy onto the bottom to “glue” the stick in place. This will make the next step much easier. We didn’t get a picture of this step, because there was a lot of heartache leading up to this. Until my friend Danielle discovered this trick, we had four grown women staring at pops that wouldnt hold a stick and clumpy, awful looking pops. The candy “dam” at the base gluing the stick in place makes all the difference!

Next, add a little bit (about a teaspoon) of vegetable oil so that the candy melt is thinner. It should be pourable, but still thick enough to coat a cake pop.

Dip pops into the candy melt, completely cover cake, and slowly remove. Use a cardboard box to prop the candy melts upright to dry and set.

Next, cut a tiny (and I really mean TINY) corner off a ziploc bag. Melt red candy melt (about 1/4 the bag), and place in ziploc bag or piping bag with tiny diameter tip.

Pipe laces onto the pops. Start by piping on two red lines, and then add small dashes along the lines to make baseball stitching.

Pop them in the fridge when you are done!

About a half hour before the party, remove the pops from the fridge. To display the pops, I like to place them in styrofoam (florist foam would work, too). I took styrofoam balls and cut them in half. Then I placed the cake pops in the styrofoam balls- making sure to distribute the weight evenly so it didn’t tip over. You could also then put them in a dish, a teacup, a small pot- anything you’d like to display them- but I liked the look of the plain white circle as it kind of make me think of a baseball!

If your hands (and brain) tire from piping laces, you can cheat like we did and just fill in a bunch with numbers. We did a bunch of “1″ ‘s to celebrate the little guy’s birthday. I then filled in some of the spaces in between the baseballs with the 1′s.

These little cuties are delicious! They were a huge hit. Thanks Danielle!

Love these baseball cake pops! They are really easy to make and will thrill any baseball fan! Pin now, use for your next party or little league snack time!

Comments

  1. Mallory says

    Just wanted to share a quick tip. I dip the stick in the melted candies before sticking them into the cake balls. This creates that same seal as pouring the melted candies onto the balls, which does make dipping them much easier! Hope this helps! Love making (and eating) cake pops!!

  2. Sarah S says

    Your baseball cake pops are the cutest I’ve found from googling! I love making cake pops but never put a specific design on them…that’s about to change today!

    Great tip about the oil. Thanks!

    Also, I know this post is a year old but wanted to add that I find the fastest and most effective way to keep the stick glued to the cake ball is to dip the stick into some candy melt and then poke it into the ball. Then freeze on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Then proceed with the dipping.

    Using a tiny crockpot or fondue pot is a great idea I read today to keep the candy melt (or chocolate) warm when dipping many cake pops. :)

  3. Shelby Case says

    So I wanted to make these adorable cake pops for my boyfriend who eat sleeps and breaths baseball! But I don’t have a food processor…. Do you think I could use a blender instead?
    Thank you

    • says

      Shelby,

      You can even use your hands! I was lazy when I made the sweet 16 cake pop bouquet I featured here, and just used my hands- it turned out great. If you don’t use a food processor, give the cake plenty of time to cool- maybe even a day. If it is nice and dry it crumbles a lot better, which is easier when using your hands. It only adds a couple minutes of extra work.

  4. Jackie wiegel says

    I am trying to do the same thing, I am having a problem. I can’t figure out how to lay these down to harden without them getting flat on one side. Tips?

    • says

      I couldn’t figure out how to lay them down without flattening them- so I got some sturdy foam to set them in upright while they dry. Or you can take an empty box and poke some small holes in it- then let them dry standing upright. Just be sure to balance them- the hardest part since they are so top heavy! And to make sure they don’t fall down when standing up, don’t skip the step where you pipe some candy around the base before dipping them, and try dipping them frozen or very cold. Otherwise they get so heavy they slide down the stick!

  5. says

    These are just adorable, I need to try cake pops, you make them look easy! A couple questions {I have always wanted to make these}, where do you buy the sticks? Do you just make the cake like the back says? These are so cute, I am always a sucker for a baseball! I found you at Lolly Jane, and I am your newest follower! I can’t wait to explore your blog more!

    Carlee

    • courtney says

      Thanks, Carlee! I buy the sticks at craft shops. Joann’s/Michaels/Hobby Lobby all have small sections devoted to baking supplies, and you can find candy sticks there in a variety of sizes. There was also an adorable book on decorating cake pops there- but I was too cheap to fork over $13 ;). I believe they even sell cake pop displays and everything!

      Yep- go ahead and make the cake using the directions on the box- or any cake you like, for that matter. The only cake I do not recommend is any kind with sprinkles- my friend used those once and when she put it in the food processor, it turned the cake grey!

      Thanks for following! I love getting to know the people who take the time to “follow”, it makes my day when people do ;)!

  6. says

    Aww, those are adorable. I am not brave enough to make cake pops but I will admire them from afar :)

    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

    • courtney says

      Ali,

      Once you get a few down they really aren’t too tricky! Plus, after Danielle figured out we needed to make a little “dam” where the pop sits on the stick, they went much faster and we suffered a lot less aggravation!

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