How to Make Baseball Cake Pops
A Whole Nother Ball Game
Now that baseball season's here again, we're eager to celebrate America's pastime with classic stadium fare. After we've had our fill of hot dogs and nachos, we'll be reaching for something sweet — and we're not talking about caramel corn or cotton candy. This season it's all about quick, easy and celebratory cake pops. Follow this guide to help you dip and decorate your way to a home-run dessert.
By Rupa Bhattacharya for Food Network Kitchen
It doesn't take much to hit it out of the park: All you'll need are yellow cake crumbs, vanilla frosting, plastic lollipop sticks, white candy melts, and a pastry bag filled with red royal icing and fitted with a fine decorating tip.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your yellow cake crumbs with the vanilla frosting until thoroughly incorporated.
Scoop roughly 1 tablespoon of the cake crumb mixture and, using your hands, roll it into a ball about 1 inch wide and 1 inch tall. Repeat this process until you've emptied your bowl of cake crumbs. Then, mount each ball onto a plastic lollipop stick.
Microwave your white candy melts (you can get these at the craft store) according to the package instructions, then dip each cake pop into the melted candy to coat. Stand the pops upright to let them dry.
Pipe two rows of laces onto each ball, using your piping bag filled with red royal icing.
Once you've finished piping the laces, let the pops stand upright again until the red icing has dried.
Our favorite thing about these sweet portable treats? You don't have to be a baseball aficionado to enjoy them!