I have wanted to make cake pops ever since I first saw them on Bakerella. I needed a Thanksgiving dessert that would be great for the kids and I recalled seeing these last year and decided to give them a go! I think they’re super cute, every single one looks just a little bit different.
They make me smile!
Turkey Cake Pops recipe from Bakerella
- 1 box cake mix (I used chocolate)
- 1 can of Vanilla frosting (or you can make your own)
- Lollipop sticks
- chocolate melting wafers
- chocolate almonds
- candy coated sunflower seeds (beaks)
- heart shaped sprinkle decorations (the gobbler thingy)
- black food writer pen
- candy corn
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box in a 9X13″ pan. Let it cool completely and the break the cake up into a huge crumbly mess!
Add half the can of frosting and stir everything together with a wooden spoon. Add more frosting until you have a dough that can be rolled into balls. Form into 1 1/2″ balls and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. (I made about 28)
While the balls are chilling out in the freezer, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Remove the chilled cake balls from the freezer. Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the chocolate and then insert it into the cake ball.
Dip the cake balls into the chocolate, coating all of the cake and let dry on parchment.
Get the candy ready 🙂
Using melted chocolate, add the turkey feathers, beaks, gobbler things and heads to the cake pops. (time consuming, but totally well worth it!)