Make Theis Totally Rad ’90s Cake Pops Recipe for All the Nostalgia Vibes
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Make Theis Totally Rad ’90s Cake Pops Recipe for All the Nostalgia Vibes

If there’s one thing that we couldn’t get enough of this year, it was the ’90s. From obsessing over ’90s snack foods to nibbling on ’90s recipes, our inner pre-teens were totally bugg’n. So it only makes sense to keep this decade alive by decking our halls (and our mouths) with ’90s-themed Christmas ornament cake pops. That’s right. Leave the traditional red and green colors at the door, because we’re making yellow smiley faces and Magic Eight Ball designs for this on-the-go edible treat. So play Spice World in the background, dress your digits with Ring Pops and wear your hair in a scrunchy for a rad Christmas holiday full of nostalgia.

Ingredients: 

  • cake mix
  • frosting
  • candy melts (black, yellow, white)
  • edible glitter (optional for top of ornament)

Instructions:

1. Create cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Pour batter into a greased pan and place it in the oven for about 34 minutes, or until fully cooked.

2. Once the cake is done and cooled down, crumble the cake with your hands into little pieces.

3. Add about 3-4 tablespoons of vanilla frosting into the cake crumbles and carefully mix the two ingredients together with your hands. The texture should feel a little moist and should slightly hold a shape when you roll it into a ball. If not, feel free to add a little bit more frosting. (However, less is more when it comes to creating cake pops).

4. Grab a small amount of the cake mixture into your hands and carefully roll it into a ball. Place the cake pop balls in a container. Repeat this process until all of the cake mixture is complete.

5. Place them into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

6. While the cake balls are in the freezer, melt the white candy melts in the microwave for one minute, or carefully melt them over a double boiler. (For the double boiler, you may follow the directions on the back of the bag.) Be careful not to overheat the candy or it can change their consistency.

7. Take the cake balls out of the freezer and dip the end of the plastic sticks into the melted white candy.

8. Next, stick the end with the melted candy melt about halfway into the cake ball, so the stick stands completely vertical. Place back in the freezer for a few more minutes.

9. Microwave the yellow and black candy melts and place them in a container where you can completely submerge the cake balls.

10. Once you take the cake balls out of the freezer, carefully dip half of the cake balls into the yellow candy to create the smiley face, and then dip the other cake balls into the black candy melts to create the Magic Eight Balls.

11. To create the smiley face, dip a toothpick into the black candy melt and carefully draw the eyes and smile onto the cake pop.

12. To create the Magic Eight Ball, take a toothpick and draw a filled-in white circle in the middle of the cake pop with the melted white candy melt. Let that harden before drawing the number eight in the middle of the white circle with the melted black candy melt.

13. To create the top of the Christmas ornament, sprinkle a bit of blue edible glitter into the melted white candy and mix them together until you create a silver-like color.

14. With the glittery mixture, carefully draw small circular peaks for the Christmas ornament hoops on the top of the cake pops with a small stick.

15. Place cake pops back in the freezer until they’re ready to be served.

Create cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Pour batter into a greased pan and place it in the oven for about 34 minutes, or until fully cooked. Once the cake is done and cooled down, crumble the cake with your hands into little pieces. Add about 3-4 tablespoons of vanilla frosting into the cake crumbles and carefully mix the two ingredients together with your hands. The texture should feel a little moist and should slightly hold a shape when you roll it into a ball. If not, feel free to add a little bit more frosting. (However, less is more when it comes to creating cake pops). Grab a small amount of the cake mixture into your hands and carefully roll it into a ball. Place the cake pop balls in a container. You want to repeat this process until all of the cake mixture is complete. Place them into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

While the cake balls are in the freezer, melt the white candy melts in the microwave for one minute, or carefully melt them over a double boiler. (For the double boiler, you may follow the directions on the back of the bag.) Be careful not to overheat the candy or it can change their consistency. Take the cake balls out of the freezer and dip the end of the plastic sticks into the melted white candy. Next, stick the end with the melted candy melt about halfway into the cake ball, so the stick stands completely vertical. Place back in the freezer for a few more minutes. Microwave the yellow and black candy melts and place them in a container where you can completely submerge the cake balls.

Once you take the cake balls out of the freezer, carefully dip half of the cake balls into the yellow candy to create the smiley face, and then dip the other cake balls into the black candy melts to create the Magic Eight Balls. To create the smiley face, dip a toothpick into the black candy melt and carefully draw the eyes and smile onto the cake pop. To create the Magic Eight Ball, take a toothpick and draw a filled-in white circle in the middle of the cake pop with the melted white candy melt. Let that harden before drawing the number eight in the middle of the white circle with the melted black candy melt.

To create the top of the Christmas ornament, sprinkle a bit of blue edible glitter into the melted white candy melts and mix them together until you create a silver-like color.

With the glittery mixture, carefully draw small circular peaks for the Christmas ornament hoops on the top of the cake pops with a small stick. Place cake pops back in the freezer until they’re ready to be served.

One bite and you’ll instantly fall in love with these totally rad pops.

We’d love to see your ’90s cake pop creations! Tweet us @BritandCo with a pic, and follow us on Pinterest for more delicious holiday recipes!