Celebrations. I admit, I really do love celebrating even the small moments in life. Finishing a puzzle, getting the apartment *sparkling* clean, getting an extra mile in for a walk… So, when birthdays, babies, and weddings come around, I can barely keep my joy contained. So, of course, I love to cook, bake, and make for special occasions.
These champagne cake pops were my spur of the moment idea as I anticipated the joy of a few fun happenings for my family. From my brother’s engagement this summer to the almost arrival of our newest niece (next few weeks!), and my husband’s birthday (next month) we have lots to look forward to celebrating!
The cake pops I made use pink champagne, white cake, champagne frosting, and white candy melts (vanilla flavored). These are super fun and a cute and yummy treat! Although, my experience with champagne flavored cupcakes generally favors a sweeter champagne, I think these are extra sweet already because of the frosting and candy melts. If I were to make them again, I would probably use a less sweet version of champagne to really highlight the flavor.
Whether celebrating a new baby, a wedding shower, or just having a little fun – these champagne cake pops are a fun treat that are as sweet to look at as they are to eat. I can’t wait to celebrate with my family and I can’t wait to make more fun celebration treats!
- White Cake Mix
- approx. 3/4 cup champagne (replace water amount according to box mix)
- eggs and oil according to box
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup champagne
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 bag Wilton’s white candy melts
- 6″ popsicle sticks
- Optional: pearl sprinkles and ribbon ties
- To prepare cake: Prepare cake according to box directions, replacing the water with an equivalent amount of champagne. Bake and let cake cool.
- To prepare frosting: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together on low until you get a creamy mixture. Add champagne and vanilla and continue to beat together for another minute.
- To Make Cake Pops: Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After cake has cooled, crumble cake and combine with a small amount of frosting to make 2″ round cake balls. Place each cake ball onto the baking sheet until it is filled. Place in freezer and chill for 1 hour or overnight. When chilled, remove from freezer. Melt the candy melts, making sure there is enough depth to cover the cake ball when dipped. Take 1 cake ball, dip the popsicle stick into the frosting and then insert into cake ball. Insert cake ball into candy melts and remove from single dip. Use a knife to remove excess candy melt and ensure full coverage. Add sprinkles or frosting, let set, and serve! (Tip: Get a styrofoam block to insert finished cake pops into for a display!).
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