Graduation is just around the corner!!¬†Graduation Cake Pops¬†are my FAVORITE cake pops to EAT due to the¬†use of Ghirardelli Squares in these Super Simple Delicious Cake Pops!!!¬† ….Just in case you were wondering my favorite is Dark Chocolate Raspberry and the Milk Chocolate Caramel;)
To make these pops you will need to bake a cake, let it cool and turn it into dough by either kneading that down to a doughy consistency¬†(food processor is the¬†fastest) or mix it up with some of your favorite binder, like buttercream, jam, pudding, the list is endless;)!!¬† Then roll them out¬†into little 1.25″ balls.¬† (kinda important so it looks right with the squares of chocolate:)!! Of course to knock this boring part out in no time flat, may I suggest you take a look at the Easy Roller and roll up to 21 cake balls at a time;)!!
Once you have all your cake balls rolled to 1.25″ in diameter (about the size of a ping-pong ball) dip them into your white candy melts (or an opposing color to your chocolate squares)! Let these set before you go to the next step!
As these¬†cake pops¬†are setting, prep your Ghirardelli Squares by taking them out of the wrapper and setting them face up onto a piece of wax paper
Then¬†prep your milk chocolate¬† (or the¬†candy coating that matches your chocolate square) candy melts by melting them down (microwave on 50% power).¬†Then¬†dip just the bottom half into the¬†milk chocolate candy melts, swirl off the excess.¬† Then¬†place the wet¬†half of the cake pop right¬†on top of the¬†Ghirardelli chocolate squares, right on the Ghirardelli logo:)!
Can you start to see it??¬† Once this is set¬†you will need some sort of cake pop holder, like the one’s you can find at KC Bakes¬†¬†and place them in there, so you can start work on the top tassels!!¬† Take a look below to see how I pipe them on!¬† You can use candy of course, but I like to keep with a¬†chocolate medium¬†when ever I can:)!
First start out with a center dot and¬†pull that line to one of the corners, from the end of that line pull a little off to one side of that, so it looks like a little heart or (triangle works too)¬†at the corner.¬† Wait for that to set and then add a dot just at the base of the “Heart”¬† or “triangle!”¬†¬†¬†That’s it!¬† The best tasting Graduation Cake pops around!¬† It would also be cute to pipe on the year or make the tassel match the school colors if you can:)!!