DIY Easter Bunny Cake Pops
I am not sure who invented cake pops or cake balls…. the whole process seems kind of backward. Bake a pretty cake then crumble it into bits and then roll those bits with frosting and roll into balls. I assume someone dropped a cake or a kid ate a whole in the middle of a cake… and in desperation cake balls were invented. But they sure are a fun way to eat cake. I love that you can make them ahead of time and freeze them till you need them. Yhey make for easy menu or party planing.
Yields: 40 cake balls, Ingredients:
- 2 12 oz. packages of white chocolate chips
- 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients)
- 1?2 cup vanilla or cream cheese frosting
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- 40 mini marshmallows
- Pink sugar sprinkles
- Pink heart shaped sprinkles
- 1?2 cup chocolate chips
- sucker sticks if you want to turn these into pops
1. Prepare and bake cake as directed on box. Let cool completely.
2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix thoroughly (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together)
3. Roll mixture into 1” balls. Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour (or freezer for 30 minutes).
4. Cut the edge of a large marshmallow diagonally in the shape of ears. Place the sticky side of the marshmallow into a bowl of pink sugar sprinkles.
5. Roll mini marshmallows in hands to create a ball that will be the bunny tail.
6. Once cake balls are cooled, melt white chocolate according to package directions. Using a fork, dip and completely coat cake ball. Let the excess drip off and place on a wax lined baking sheet.
7. Quickly, before white chocolate dries, place 2 marshmallow pieces (ears) on top of the cake ball, and hold in place until the coating sets. Then stick one heart-shaped sprinkle on the front of the cake ball for the nose, and a mini marshmallow tail on his behind. Repeat until all cake pops are used.
8. Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Place melted chocolate in a bag with a very small round frosting tip. Draw two dots for eyes.