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I’ve never been a big cake pop person, but here I am making cake pops. I just moved to Tennessee so I had to get rid of some things. But before I do that, I am always looking for a way to use it before I throw it out. Since I had some cake in the freezer, I figured I’d just whip up a quick batch of cake pops and try to make them a little more fun then the basic ones you see.
I had bought a small dram of cotton candy flavoring for a previous project but never got to use it. Now I’m not a fan of cotton candy. It’s just too weird and, oddly enough, too sweet for me. I’m not a fan of how it just melts in your mouth. It’s not pleasant for me.
These cake pops though don’t have that weird sugar candy texture but just the flavor and a slight crunch from the cotton candy sprinkles! These would be a great hit at a carnival themed birthday or summer party!
Go here to watch a video on these guys being made!
Above are some products that I personally use and recommend for this recipe and to have for everyday use. One thing you will need for these cake pops is the cotton candy flavoring. It’s a super tiny bottle and it’s not expensive at all either. I used the whole bottle for this recipes.
cotton candy cake pops
- vanilla cake
- buttercream frosting
- cotton candy flavoring i used the whole tiny bottle
- food coloring optional
- white chocolate candy melts
- cotton candy sprinkles
- lollipop sticks
- in a bowl, crumble up the vanilla cake and then add in the cotton candy flavoring, food coloring if desired, and enough frosting so that the cake comes together and mix until fully combined. take a small amount and roll into a ball and place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. continue to roll the cake into small balls until all of the cake is gone. place a lollipop stick into each cake ball and then place into the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. place the white candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and melt. dip the cake ball into the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip off. sprinkle some of the cotton candy sprinkles onto the chocolate before it dries. place back onto the sheet pan until completely dry.