First you will need:
2 - 16 oz. bags candy coating (I only bought one and it wasn't quite enough)
1 - 18.5 oz. cake mix (any flavor)
1 - 16 oz. can ready made frosting (any flavor that goes with your cake mix)
First you're going to bake your cake mix according to the box directions for a 13"x9" pan. Once your cake has completely cooled you're going to crumble the whole thing up into a large bowl (
Next you're going to get messy and mash in 3/4 of the can of frosting (not the whole thing) with your hands until it is well "mushed".
Now you're going to roll approximately 1 1/2" balls with your hands and lay them out on wax paper lined cookie sheets. You should end up with about 48 cake bites, of course this depends on how much you nibbled on as you were rolling them...I ended up with 42 ;).
Cover with plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight until they harden. You can also place them in the freezer for 15 minutes instead (hmm...guess which one I did?) Once they're done in the freezer place them in the refrigerator to keep them cool while you get your candy coating ready. You'll want to use a smaller bowl so the coating will be deep enough to dip your cake pops into. Microwave at 50% power for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Take out your tray of cake bites and get out your sucker sticks. Dip each sucker stick about 1/2" into the candy coating and push about halfway into the cake bite. Once they are done, place them back into the refrigerator.
You may need to reheat your candy coating for about 15 seconds at 50% power to warm it back up. If you need to thin your candy coating use about a teaspoon of vegetable oil or shortening, do NOT add water! Take out a couple cake pops at a time, leaving the rest in the refrigerator so they stay firm, and dip once into the coating so that it covers all the cake (if you dip it more than once it will make it too heavy and your cake will fall off the stick). Slowly pull it up. While leaving it hanging over the bowl, tap your wrist with your other hand so that any excess coating will fall back into the bowl.
Put your cake pop right side up poking it into the styrofoam block to hold it up while it dries. Immediately sprinkle any decorations you like on it before it hardens. Repeat with the remaining cake pops and store in the refrigerator.
Last but definitely not least, ENJOY your cute creations!