What you will need:
Sprinkles or other embellishments
Small-diameter dowel rods
Alphabet cookie cutters
Since you’ve done nearly every other cake pop there is you might as well add alphabet cake pops to the mix. They’re great for nearly any occasion, are fine for a guy or a gal, and are always delicious. Your guests will be surprised that the cake pops aren’t the classic, ball-type ones, and you’ll love watching them all smile in delight. They already know you for throwing great parties, with fabulous treats, and you’ll do that again for an upcoming occasion. Whether for a birthday, a wedding, or another celebration, alphabet cake pops – or number pops – are unique and yummy.
A cake that is somewhat dense is the best choice for making alphabet cake pops. Some cakes are airy and fall apart easily; they’re not ideal for making the alphabet cake pops. Brownies are one of the best selections that you can make. Mix them up from a favorite recipe or from a box. After baking them, allow them to cool completely. If you’re making a regular cake, use twice as many pans as normal, and the cakes won’t be as tall as a regular cake is.
Use alphabet cookie cutters to cut out the letters that you want. You can make letters that spell a name, letters that spell a greeting, or letters that say nothing. Make small letters or much larger ones. Cut out each letter, push in a small-diameter dowel for a large letter, or a sucker stick – or toothpick – for a small letter, and then you can decorate the cake pop.
Frost the cake, put on sprinkles, or otherwise decorate the cake pop the way that you like. Frost every cake pop the same or use different colors to create a more attractive set of letters. Decorate only one side by laying the pop down on one side, applying frosting, and putting on sprinkles or other edible embellishments.
One way to serve the alphabet cake pops is to stand them up in a Styrofoam block. Another way is to stand them in a baked cake. That way, you can serve cake on plates, or guests can help themselves to cake on sticks. Better than that, serve cake pops in a cake, as well as some in a Styrofoam block, and you won’t have a crowded cake.
Alphabet cake pops can actually be letters, numbers, and even symbols, such as an ampersand. You can use the technique again and again, for everything from birthday parties, to anniversaries, to retirement parties.