Spooky Cake Pops
I thought I might cook something for the school disco the other night. It is a fundraiser for the school so I was happy to help! I have been very interested in the Cake Pops that Bakerella has been doing lately so I thought I might give them a try. They were perfect for the spooky theme and apparently they were a hit! So, thank you Bakerella for your wonderful inspiration!
What You Need:
- Chocolate to melt
- assorted lollies for decorating
What You Need To Do:
This is such a fun thing to make. I haven’t listed any quantities because it’s all about the consistency of the mixture rather than the amount of each product! Basically you need to break up the cooled cake into fine crumbs and mix in some icing or you can buy the ready made tins of frosting. Mix it well until it is fudge like and roll into balls. Using the stick pierce a whole in the bottom of the ball ready to take the stick when you dip them. Place these into the freezer on a baking sheet until they are firm.
I made skulls, so I shaped them a little so when they were dipped in the chocolate you could see the indentations for the eyes and the cheeks. The werewolves were just rounded cylinders. You can make any shape you like!!
Melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water. Dip the end of the stick into the chocolate and place it into the hole you made earlier. The choc helps it to stay in place. Now dip the whole cake ball into the melted chocolate. Tap it a few time to get rid of any drips. It helps to have a box or piece of styrofoam ready to stick the pops into so they can set.
Have your lolly decorations ready to stick on the setting chocolate. I waited until the white choc had set and then used a tube of black icing to draw on the skull features and then stuck the eyes into the icing. For the werewolves I dipped them, let them set and then brushed on some more choc on the front, waited for it to start setting and then used a skewer to mark the choc to look like the hair and then quickly stuck the eyes, nose and teeth on!! Fiddly, yes, but they turned out pretty good!
The kids absolutely loved them and they sold out at the disco!! The great thing about these is you can make any type you want for whatever occasion! Check out Bakerella for fabulous inspiration, they are sensational!!!