Autism Awareness Cake Pops



As many of you know, April is Autism Awareness month and my son is autistic.1 in 50 children are diagnosed with autism, and 1 in 31 are boys.  Thought I would share this crafty creation with you from my friend, Cooking with Azure Rountree.

1 (16.5-ounce) Box Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix
2/3 cup Chocolate Frosting
1 bag Vanilla Candy Wafers
3 (14-ounce) bags Colored Candy Wafers
Sprinkles
Lollipop Sticks
Treat bags
Ribbon
Large piece of Styrofoam 
Foil

Lay out a couple of ungreased pans, set aside. Cover a large piece of Styrofoam with foil, set aside. Prepare and bake devil’s food cake according to package directions. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break apart cake and place in a large bowl, then crumble completely. Stir in frosting, then blend together with hands until you have the texture of play-doh. Melt a small amount of vanilla candy wafers in a small bowl, set aside. Roll cake into golf ball size balls. Dip tip of lollipop stick into melted candy, then insert a little ways into the ball. Lay flat on pan. Repeat until all dough is used. *You will need to melt your vanilla candy wafers every so often to continue use. Place in fridge for 1 hour. Just before removing from fridge, melt ½ of a bag of the desired candy color wafers in a small narrow bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Remove pops from the fridge. Carefully, remove from pan and dip tip of cake pop in the melted candy. Use a spoon to drizzle the candy coating near the stick, making sure to coat the cake ball with the coating. Use your finger to remove excess melted candy from near the stick. Top with sprinkles and place in styrofoam. Melt candy wafers as needed to continue use. Save leftover hardened candy in bowl, set aside. Let cake pops sit overnight to set. Reheat leftover hardened candy in bowl and use to seal any cracks in coating. Place back in styrofoam to harden. Place a treat bag over each cake pop and tie with ribbon.

35 comments:

  1. Great idea! thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is such a creative idea! I love it!

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  3. Those are so pretty. My son is Autistic as are many in his class, this would be so cute for a school party. Too bad I am a disaster at anything that takes any artistic skill. Mine would look like a massacre

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  4. This is such an amazing idea! I love this!

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  5. These are wonderful! You did such an awesome job!

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  6. These are awesome!! They rock! Way to go!

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  7. Those are really cute! I love that they are easy enough to make for fundraisers and also raise awareness for Autism.

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  8. Thanks for the recipe. I support Autism awareness. It is hard for children to have a disability that doesn't show on the outside.

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  9. What a fantastic idea and great way to support Autism Awareness :) x

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  10. OHhhh I love these how cute!

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  11. what a cute easy idea!

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  12. Love the idea and the cause!

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  13. Such a simple idea yet these communicate the message so clearly.

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  14. what a sweet idea!

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  15. Cake pops for a cause! What a great idea!

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  16. This is such a fun idea. There are so many people out there who still have no clue how autism works, so spreading awareness is so important!

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  17. These are really cute, and stand for a great cause. Thanks for the recipe/diy post! Amy D.

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  18. Love the idea and those colourful cake pops!

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  19. These are absolutely awesome. What a fantastic idea to give a treat and focus on an important cause at the same time.

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  20. Great idea to spread awareness, people are more likely to listen if you feed them sweets first :-)

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  21. very cute, what a great idea!

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  22. That is just so creative and a terrific way to get the message out!

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  23. Tasty way to being about awareness! I bet they taste yummy.

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  24. Those are a sweet reminder you need to accept all children.

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  25. Awesome! What a neat idea to promote autism awareness!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a cute idea. I need to try this!

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  27. Ohh what a great cake pop to raise awareness for such an important cause.. thanks for sharing, looks soo simple to make and I think I will try it this weekend, thanks for sharing

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  28. Cake pops are the new favorite thing at my house! And I love that these are in recognition of Autism Awareness!

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  29. i love the cake pops but the idea behind them is awesome. love it. what a super idea for bake sales!

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  30. I love this idea and the fact that it has so much meaning behind it.. and this would be great for bake sales or fundraising...

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  31. These are perfect for autism awareness! They would be great to serve at a fundraiser or an awareness event. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. That is such a creative idea! And why not, right! Great way to bring awareness.

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  33. What a terrific idea - everyone can relate to a cake pop, a good way to help establish awareness and get people's attention!

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