How to make Bird’s Nest Cake Ball Pops
Ingredients & Supplies:
1 cake mix
2 packages of white candy melt (I use Wilton’s) tinted light blue (with gel coloring)
1 package of dark chocolate candy melt
1 bottle of chocolate cake decorating sprinkles
1 package of candy coated chocolate eggs
48 paper lollipop sticks
donut hole baking pan
1 piping bag
Preheat oven according to cake mix package instructions.
Prepare the donut hole pan by sparying with a non stick baking spray.
Mix cake batter according to instructions. Fill each hole of the donut hole pan approximately 1/
3 – 1/2 full and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cake cool for 10-15 minutes on cooling rack then remove from pan and let cool completely. Insert sticks into each cake ball and place in freezer for approximately 20 minutes before decorating. This will keep the stick from coming through the cake and will help the candy melt to harden faster.
While cake balls are chilling in the freezer, melt the white candy melt according to package instructions. Mix a tiny drop of gel coloring into the melted candy to color it. Remove cake balls from freezer and carefully coat each one and place in cup or glass to let candy coating completely harden.
After the layer of light blue candy melt has hardened, melt the dark chocolate candy melt inside your piping bag. You do not need a tip on the piping bag as you will be snipping off just the very tip to drizzle the “next” onto the cake ball pop. Heat the candy melt for 35 seconds, squish it in the bag and heat for an additional 20 seconds. Snip the tip off the bag and drizzle the melt around the top of the cake pop but only a few times around then move to another cake pop.
While the melt is still soft, sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. You want to let the chocolate harden a bit before adding another layer or the melted chocolate will ooze together and not look like twigs. Continue layering the chocolate melt & sprinkles on until you have a large enough nest to hold your eggs. Return to standing position in cup or glass to harden.
When your nest is large enough, squeeze a small amount of chocolate into the middle to act as “glue” for holding your eggs in place. Place your candy eggs into the melted chocolate and return to a standing position to allow chocolate to harden.
For an extra special treat, you can also individually wrap these in treat bags tied with beautiful ribbon.