A bite sized cake on a stick? Sounds perfect. We absolutely love cake pops, and when they are Starbucks caked pops served with a nice coffee, they are even better. The pink little globes of sweet tasting heaven are great for when you are entertaining guests, or even if you are on your own. In this recipe we are going to learn how to make Starbucks cake pops.
How To Make Starbucks Cake Pops
The best thing about our homemade Starbucks cake pops is that you don’t have to be a master baker. They are actually pretty forgiving. The reason for this is that the cake isn’t baked onto the stick, nor will you have to have to bake the balls of cake mixture separately. All you do is make a sponge and crumble it, before merging it with other ingredients, making it much easier to get perfect balls of tasty goodness.
Another reason that these Starbucks cake pops are easy to make is that you require next to no baking knowledge at all. Even the cake mixture is taken care of, as we use a premade mix that you can buy in pretty much any store.
Although these cake pops look fancy, you won’t need much specialized equipment. You will want a baking tin, a saucepan, and a couple of mixing bowls. Oh, and don’t forget your popsicle sticks!
To stop your cake pop heads from flying off, there is something special that you must ensure that you do. We use pure melted candy to act as a glue for your stick. Don’t skip this step!
The shape of the cake pops is important. If you want absolutely perfect globes you could consider using a cake pop former, put we find that using a small scoop, such as a melon baller, is just as easy. If you haven’t got either then two teaspoons will do the trick. Your Starbucks cake pops won’t be perfectly round, but there’s nothing wrong with going for the rustic look.
Tips and Tricks
- When dipping you cake pop there may be a temptation to ‘swirl’ it around in the coating to try and get it thick and even. Our advice is this. Don’t. You’ll end up with a mixture full of dead cake pops. Instead dunk your Starbucks cake pops headfirst into you coating mixture and out in one motion.
- Drips can be a little annoying, but here’s the answer. Hold your dunked Starbucks cake pop over the coating bowl and gently tap the back of the hand that is holding the cake pop. That way you avoid dislodging the dough from the stick.
- Cake pops are actually best stored in a sealed container. If you put them in the refrigerator you will find that they start to collect moisture. Nobody wants a wet soggy cake pop.
- If you haven’t got popsicle sticks don’t worry. At a push you can use toothpicks.
- Whilst we are talking about popsicle sticks, the shape doesn’t matter too much. You can use flat sticks or round sticks. The choice is yours.
- The easiest way to allow your cake pops to dry is by using a Styrofoam block to push your sticks into once you have coated them.
Although it may sound a little fiddly, Starbucks vanilla cake pops are surprisingly easy to make. The key is to be organized and set up a multi stage ‘production line’ prior to making. Have you got any other ideas for cake pops? Why not let us know in the comments below…