Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Santa Hat Cake Pops

   Cake pops! Love 'em. I've made them so many times for friends , for our kids and for Lucy's teacher. I've sold them too. I love how anyone can be so creative with all the design  possibilities in a cake pop. I've made them also using Babycakes  and I've made them using the good ole hand rolling way-- which I am about to share!

Since , it is just a few days before Christmas..Let's be festive! How about a Santa Hat?





Ingredients:

1 box of cake mix, whatever flavor your want.
ingredients to make the cake
1 can of frosting , I use buttercream
Coconut flakes
1 bag of Red Candy Melts
Vegetable shortening

Other supplies : lollipop sticks , bags and ties ( optional) 

Directions:

Bake the cake according to package instructions. Let it cool and cut the cake into chunks. Transfer the cake chunks into a big mixing bowl and using your hands, crumble the cake into fine crumbs.



Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of frosting into the bowl. Mix it thoroughly until the consistency is similar to  clay. If it is not, add a few tablespoons of frosting but do not add the entire can!


Once you have the perfect dough or consistency, measure about a tablespoon of the cake dough and roll it in the palm of your hands and shape them into a hat. Place it in a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.



Place the cake hats in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Do not freeze the cake hats! If you dipped a frozen cake hat or ball , it will expand and it will make your cake pop crack.

Work in batches for the next steps, to make sure that your cake hats are always chilled. What I usually do is I take about 6 to 10 cake hats at a time, work on that and the rest of the cake hats are in the fridge.

In a microwave safe bowl, microwave your candy melts on low in 30 second intervals. Mixing it  every 30 second interval. If you find that your candy melts are too thick, you can add about 1 tsp of shortening. Add more until you reach the consistency you desire. Keep in mind not to make the coating too runny.


Hold the top part of the hat, dip the bottoms in white candy melts.


 Insert the lollipop stick and set in a Styrofoam block to dry. 


When it's dry, dip the top part in red candy melts. Gently dip it so the red candy melts meets where the white ends.


Gently place the sixlet balls on the top of the hat while still wet. Let it dry. 


Using a toothpick , dab more white candy melts all around the bottom of the hat and quickly apply the coconut flakes.




 Piece of cake right?


These delicious cake pops make a very cute and wonderful gift. You can wrap them individually with clear candy bags and tie with a festive ribbon!

















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