Well, I guess this first post makes me a blogger now. I get a lot of "How did you do that?" inquiries on my social media pages, so I figured this would be a great venue for explanations, inspirations, and more. While I love to write, I plan to minimize the "fluff" in the DIY posts, because I tend to skip over that kind of stuff when I'm searching for recipes or instructions on a blog. Hope you find this content helpful, inspirational, and, of course, whimsical!
Looking for a sweet and creative way to thank a teacher? I taught high school and middle school for several years. I would have loved to receive one of these boxes from a grateful student.
Here's what you need, and how to make it. If you don't yet know how to make cake balls or cake pops, practice that skill first!
Ingredients and Supplies
*Cake Balls, in your choice of flavor(s)
*6" (or shorter) lollipop sticks
*Cellophane bags & twist-ties (optional)
*ClearBags.com Box #FPB256 (see purchase link and discount code below)
*Printable Peel-and-stick Labels
Most of these supplies can be purchased on Amazon.
Here's a link to the list:
Start with cake balls in your choice of flavor. I chose chocolate cake, because the donut-shaped cake balls will be dipped in milk chocolate candy coating.
Roll each cake ball into a flattened disc, then carefully create a hole in the middle of the disc. Avoid going all the way through the cake ball. Use your pinky finger, or the blunt end of a kitchen utensil or cookie decorating scribe.
Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted milk chocolate candy coating. Then insert stick through the cake ball as shown.
If part of the stick is exposed, use a drop of melted chocolate to cover it and to reinforce the bond of the cake ball to the stick.
Dip each donut-shaped cake pop into the melted chocolate, and allow to cool/harden.
As the donut cake pops cool, make the round sprinkle-covered cake pops. I used vanilla cake and white chocolate candy coating.
Dip the round cake pops in melted white chocolate candy coating, then lightly drizzle rainbow sprinkles all over. Allow to cool/harden.
Then prepare 2 bags of piping chocolate. 1 with melted white chocolate and the other with melted milk chocolate.
Decorate the donut cake pops with piped chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. Allow to cool/harden completely before packaging in cellophane bags with wire twist-ties.
Prepare 4 cake pops for packaging. ClearBags.com Box #FPB256 is shown above.
Use code SWEETWHIMSY10 to get 10% off your purchase.
To order this specific box, follow this link:
Use the clear sticky dots (included with your ClearBags order) to secure one end of the box before you start to fill it.
Fill box as shown. I placed a business card just underneath the cake pops.
Need room for more than 4 cake pops? A set of 6 fits perfectly in ClearBags.com Box #FPB326 as shown above. Don't forget to use code SWEETWHIMSY10 to save 10% on your order!
How did you like my first DIY tutorial? What did you learn? What inspired you?
Will you be giving these as teacher gifts this year? Comment below!