I wanted to post some detailed instructions about the apple cake pops I made when we
went to the orchard a few weeks ago. That was not the first time I had made apple cake pops.
Last fall I made them as my first cake pops ever, and took photos step-by-step.
Instead of re-taking all the photos, I thought I would post them so you can see how much
your photography can improve with a year's practice :)
Start by baking a cake, letting it cool, and crumbling into a large bowl.
I used white cake so the apples would be more realistic when you bit into them.
Mix in 1/2 to 3/4 can of frosting until you reach moldable, "cookie dough" consistency.
Shape into apples: round balls that are narrower at the bottom and have a dimple on top.
You can also pre-poke holes for your stems at this point.
Flip the apples over, and poke a candy-dipped stick about halfway in.
Let the candy set, then dip the whole apple into melted candy coating.
Push the stick into a styrofoam block to dry.
Before the candy sets, you can add a stem and leaf. I used a broken end of a small pretzel stick
for a stem, and a green star sprinkle as a leaf. You could use whatever you have on hand.
The apples are adorable in both red and green, and probably yellow too!
These would be great for your favorite teacher, student, or fall activity.