Foam board- for placing finished cake pops in to dry
If you do not have leftover dry cake, bake a cake according to package instructions and let cool. Use a food processor to turn the cake into a breadcrumb consistency. If you don't have a food processor you can also crumble the cake by hand.
Mix the cake crumbs with your icing (We used about 3/4 of the jar but you may need to add it slowly to get the right mix). You want it to be almost like dough but not too sticky from the icing. If you find it too sticky, add a little more cake in and if you find it too dry, add more icing.
Then roll the dough and form into balls. Place on wax or parchment paper.
Chill the cake balls in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Melt your candy melts in the microwave according to the package directions. This is the step you really want to be careful with. If you over-heat, then add some shortening to it. Turn your microwave setting down as low as possible and stir often in between heating. Let the heat of the candy melts continue to melt on their own before putting in the microwave again so you prevent overheating them.
Then dip the candy sticks in the candy melt mixture and place halfway through the balls. Allow the candy mixture to harden on the cake balls.
Dip in your melted chocolate coating and then let the excess coating drip off to one side. You can also add sprinkles at this point before the chocolate coating dries completely. Place in a foam board to dry if you would like your cake pops to be round.
If you want your cake pops to be round you'll need to use some foam board to stand them up on or a cake pop mold.