Cake pops are a fun and delicious way to enhance the dessert table at your next party. However, while there’s a good chance you have a box of cake mix and a tub of frosting in your pantry — or maybe even all the ingredients needed to make this whimsical treat entirely from scratch – we’re prepared to I bet the chances of anyone having a random pack of lollipop sticks on hand are slim to none. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should rush to the grocery store or abandon your cake pop plans for a traditional cake. The next time you find yourself without glue, you can easily prepare cake pans to fill the gap.
As demonstrated by Instagrammer @designeatrepeat, the process of making cake pans begins with the same steps as making cake pops. As with the trendy treat, start by preparing the dough by making a cake, crumbling it and incorporating it into the frosting. After that, the process starts to look different.
A small amount of melted chocolate is poured into the bottom of a lined muffin tin and, once hardened, is covered with frosting-infused cake batter. Here’s an important tip: leave some space at the top for a second layer of melted chocolate. Then you can decorate your finished cake pans with sprinkles, candies, or more colorful frosting – whichever you prefer! Finally, once everything is set, your cake pans are ready to enjoy.
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Cake pans are the best alternative to non-stick cake pops
Cake balls may seem like an obvious alternative to cake pops when you’re craving mouthwatering, frosting-infused pieces of cake — but you don’t have any sticks to make the real deal. However, cake pans may be an even better solution to that pesky non-stick problem and might even be preferable to cake pops. Why do you ask? As @designeatrepeat pointed out in his December 2023 post about the unique treat, this method eliminates the annoying dipping step required by the process of making cake pops and cake balls. Somehow this step always seems complicated despite many clever tips for frosting cake pops floating around the internet.
Plus, cake pans don’t require scouring your kitchen for something to use as a DIY cake stand for treats to dry. Everything goes straight into a muffin tin until ready to eat. No wonder @designeatrepeat said in his Instagram post that “the cake bites are out, the *CUPS* cakes are in!”