This December, Chewies Delight received plenty of requests to make cake pops for Christmas events. Basically, cake pops are cake balls attached to lollipop sticks. I thought of making cake pops in form of things like snowman, Christmas tree and baubles! While some of these designs require a lot of patience and skills, it is not difficult to make basic, Christmas-themed cake pops.
YOU WILL NEED
> Moist chocolate cake
> Melted white chocolate
> Coloured sugar
> Lollipop sticks
> Sugar confetti
Recipe and step-by-step photo tutorial:
- Bake or buy a big piece of moist cake and crush it into crumbs.
- With your hands, roll cake crumbs into a ball. Apply some pressure to tighten the cake crumbs. Place in freezer for 5 minutes. If cake crumb is too dry to form cake ball, add some whipping cream or buttercream.
- Prepare a bowl of melted chocolate and dip the end of a lollipop stick into it.
- Attach lollipop stick into cake ball and push the chocolate-covered end of the stick into the middle of the cake ball.
- Dip cake ball into the melted chocolate until it touches the stick. Allow excess chocolate to drip by gently tapping side of the bowl.
- Roll the cake pop in a bowl of coloured sugar. Remember to do it quickly before the chocolate on the cake pop hardens. Stick on a Christmas Tree sugar confetti with a dot of chocolate (the chocolate acts as glue to hold the confetti).
Cake pops are incredibly flexible and can make made into all sorts of shapes and designs.
- Baubles – Baubles are decorated with coloured sugar which gives a shimmering effect. The hook is shaped with fondant.
- Gift box with ribbons – Cake pops are shaped into squares and the ribbons are drawn using coloured chocolate.
- Snowman – This snowman is made of two cake balls of different sizes.
- Christmas tree and Santa hat – Both of the Christmas tree and Santa hat are shaped into cones and decorated with coloured sugar, sprinkles, and fondant.
- You can get lollipop sticks at better baking supplies store. If you cannot find any, substitute with satay sticks.
Have you tried making cake pops?