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Cake Pops are a tricky, delicate art. You will need left over cake, popsicle sticks, coating chocolate, and of course, pots and pans. Cake pops start out as a regular cake, broken and crumbled up into tiny pieces. Then you mix these tiny pieces with a little or a lot (depending on how much cake you broke up) buttercream, until the cake molds and clumps together and holds together like wet sand. Then you put it into the fridge to cool for up to 10 minutes. Then using a small icecream scooper, you scoop out the exact size cake pops and line them on a sheet pan until you no longer have anymore cake left. Then you refrigerate them again for up to 10 minutes. Then you want to mold the pop into balls.
Next you want to melt chocolate over a double boiler over low heat. This will ensure that your chocolate will melt but will not burn. Once your chocolate has completely melted you want to grab you popsicle stick and your rolled balls of cake and begin making your cake pops. The trick to making it so that the cake does not fall off your stick when dipping it into the chocolate is to first dip the stick into the melted chocolate, THEN place the stick into the cake THEN dip the cake into the chocolate. This method has proven to work wonderfully so far and Should work for you too.
At this point you want to work quickly because the chocolate will begin to dry. You want to gently shake off the extra chocolate then carefully decorate your cake pop with any sprinkles or icings before the cake pop dries fully. Then there you have it! You made a delicious cake pop!