Anyway, after beating up the mix, I poured it onto a greased sheet pan. I used Crisco because I was out of cooking spray. Please don't report me.
When it's finished, let it cool and break it all up into a mixing bowl. I use about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of buttercream frosting to mix in. You really need a mixer to do this, otherwise you'll be beating it until Christmas.
Hey! Then you could make Christmas Cake Pops!
For the Valentine Cakeball Heart Pops (giggle), I pressed a small amount of the cake and frosting mixture into a small pattie and cut out the shape with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Then I placed them all on a waxed paper-covered sheet pan and popped it into the freezer for about two hours. I've learned that Cakeballs will dip much easier when they are frozen solid.
Then I melted red candy melts over a double boiler. I usually add a little vegetable oil to thin out the candy when it's melted. If the candy is too thick, it will be too heavy to stay on the Cakeball. Again...........learning through my mistakes. But this won't happen to you, will it....because I just told you one of my secrets for total Cakeball success.
For Cakeball Pops, I use cookie sticks as opposed to lollipop sticks. The cookie sticks are sturdier and will allow a bigger Cakeball. You can use the lollipop sticks, but the Cakeball will have to be smaller and your candy coating will have to be very thin.
Carefully place a cookie stick into the base of each of the cake-hearts and/or Cakeballs and dip into the melted candy. I usually use a spoon to coat the Cakeball, then tap it gently on the side of the pan to let any excess drip off. Then place each stick into a styrofoam board until the candy is completely dried.
So who was your first love?