Letter Block Cake Pops

There is soon-to-be a precious new little guy in our extended family, and my husband and I are excited to finally become an Aunt and Uncle!

My sister-in-law’s baby shower was my first time shaping cake pops into squares. It was definitely more difficult than round cake pops, but with patience it is definitely possible. Thanks to my other sister-in-law, my mother-in-law, and husband, this project was possible. With 2 toddlers running around, I would not have been able to pull these off alone. The letters shown below were my nephew’s initials and were varied flavors: white cake with vanilla icing and red velvet cake with butter cream icing. 

Ingredients/Materials:

  • 1 Box of Cake Mix (Duncan Hines is recommended)
  • 1 Container of Icing
  • Plastic Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bag
  • White Chocolate Candy Disks
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Decorating Icing
  • Piece of Styrofoam

Directions:

1. How to Make Cake Ball/Pop Batter: Bake a boxed cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is cooled, crumble the cake and combine with 2/3 of a container of your favorite icing in large bowl. Mix the cake and icing together throughly with your hands. You want the batter consistency to be similar to that of play-doh (not too dry, not to sticky).

2. Next, place the cake pop batter in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag, releasing all the air and sealing it tight.

3. Then, cut off the front cover of the cake mix box and use the sides and bottom as a rectangular mold. Placing the plastic Ziploc full of batter, press the bag into the “box-mold” forming the batter it into a rectangle. Place it into the freezer overnight to finish the next day.

(Red Velvet Cake Pop Batter Cubes) 
4. Remove the rectangular shaped batter from the “box-mold” and the Ziploc bag. Place it on a non-stick surface and cut into squares. Smooth and sides or edges until you are content with their square shape. Place the squares back into the freezer until you are ready for them.
5. Place the white chocolate candy coating into a microwave safe bowl and melt for one minute, remove and stir, then continue melting in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and stirs smooth.
*Note: It is VERY easy to burn the chocolate so always lean more towards under cooking, and stirring well will help melt the chocolate as well.
6. Remove only 2-3 squares at a time. Take a cake pop stick dip the tip into the chocolate and then insert it into the square 3/4 of the way through. Finally dip the entire square into the chocolate (using a spoon to help cover all sides. Tap the stick on the side of the bowl to release any excess chocolate; turing slowly as you tap).
7. Stick the cake pop into the styrofoam to finish drying. Continue Step 6 with all of your squares.
8. Next, lay the cake pops down on a non-stick surface. Use decorating icing and a #2 fine point tip to draw a border and a letter on each cake pop.
9. If you choose to use your cake pops as “party favors” and want them individually wrapped, you can buy “Cake Pop Bags (the ribbon is included) at Wal-Mart or Michael’s in their cake decorating aisle. Be sure the decorating icing has set before placing them into bags.
PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

Mackenzie has blogged 680 posts here.

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Comments

  1. Very cute and clever idea!

  2. These are so cute! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters

  3. These turned out absolutely darling. How fun for a baby shower! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your secret. :o)

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