Chick Cake Pops made with Donut Holes
Cake pops can be finicky for me. Mixing up the cake mix with just the right amount of frosting has always been a guessing game – especially if I want that cake pop to stay on a stick – right side up.
So I decided to try to make some chick cake pops out of donut holes and guess what – they worked perfectly. No messing around making a cake, letting it bake, adding what you think is the correct amount of frosting to get the perfect consistency, rolling them into balls, freezing them and praying they’ll stay on the stick. That process was always a huge stressor in my life.
Nope – donut hole cake pops are the way to go for this girl. It’s so much faster. So much less stress. And the turnout is the same. Adorable!
To view a video from WKBT News 8 This Morning on how to make these, click here.
Donut Hole Chick Cake Pops
Yield: 18 cake pops
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 18 – 2 inch donut holes
- 1 – 12 ounce bag of candy coating
- 18 sucker sticks - optional
- Black pearls for eyes
- Orange accent for nose
- Colored flowers for feet
- Hearts for bows
- Floral foam - optional
- Melt the candy coating according to package directions.
- Place your sucker stick into the melted candy coating and then into the donut hole about ¾ of the way up. Let the candy coating set about 5 minutes.
- Dip the donut hole into the candy coating or use a spoon to gently cover the donut with chocolate. Let excess drip off – this may take a few minutes. *** Tap sucker stick gently onto the side of the container to help excess drip off faster.
- When excess candy coating is off, place sucker stick into floral foam.
- Quickly add eyes, nose, feet and bows. *** If your candy coating has hardened already, take a toothpick and dip into melted candy coating. Place a dab where you need your features to go and place them on the “glue”.
- Let cake pop set for 10 – 15 minutes before handling.
- To store, place in an airtight container for up to 1 week.