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cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres or cubes in the same way as cake balls, before being given a coating of icing, chocolate or other decorations and attached to lollipop sticks.[1] Cake pops can be a way of using up leftover cake or cake crumbs.

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Preparation[edit]Edit

Cake pops use many of the ingredients used in baking a traditional cake, and can be made from cakes of any flavor. Many recipes found online use a cake mix instead of creating a cake batter from scratch.

Once the cake has been baked, or when leftovers from an existing cake have been collected, it is crumbled into pieces. These crumbs are mixed into a bowl of frosting or melted chocolate, and the resulting mixture is shaped into balls, cubes or other shapes. Each ball is attached to a lollipop stick, and once the mixture solidifies, it can be decorated with frosting or melted chocolate and sprinkles. Most of the time making a cake pop is spent on shaping the cake into a desirable form and decorating it. Simple shapes such as spheres can be molded by hands, but complex shapes require tools. Silicon molding pan and cookie cutters are popular tools used in shaping cake pops.[2] They are great for parties and gatherings, served as a dessert or extra treat.

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The "cake pop" increased in popularity between 2009 and 2011[3] A book called "Cake Pop" by Bakerella has appeared on New York times bestseller list[when?] and on the television series Martha.[4] and in Breaking Bad season 5.

In some countries, the Starbucks coffee chain sells cake pops in various flavors.[5]

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References[edit]Edit

  1. Jump up ^ Bakes, Molly (2012). Cake Pops. Random House. ISBN 9781446484586. 
  2. Jump up ^ "Candy Making and Cake Pop Tools". Kitchenconservatory.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. Jump up ^ "A la Carte: Cake Pops Kit - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2012-03-20. [dead link]
  4. Jump up ^ "About Bakerella". Cakepop.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. Jump up ^ "Explore our Menu | Starbucks Coffee Company". Starbucks.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.

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