How To Make CakePops! Instructions: Photos And Videos
Let’s make CakePops! I’ll show you how to make Tigers and Puppy Dogs. There are many more animals you can make using this method, but for now we’ll just make Tigers and Puppy Dogs.
These adorable little CakePops are all the rage now. I’m always late jumping on present day bandwagons, but I just want to share how to make these little guys. My daughter showed me photos of some of these she made for a child’s Birthday party. She made Tigers, Monkeys and Puppy Dogs. I just fell in love with them! I begged her to show me how to make these. These instructions will yield 18 of little animals. I think you will find them irresistible, too.
This project will take two people to make everything run smooth. As one person dips the CakePops, another person should be standing by to attach the eyes, nose and mouths. It is time consuming, but I have to say we had a fun afternoon, shopping for these and making them.
If you want to stand the CakePops upright, you will need a Styrofoam block to stand them in to dry and to work on them. We preferred to place each one in a wax paper lined cookie sheet “on their heads”. They are more stable that way to transport or display. You can also place each CakePop in it’s own separate plastic bag and tie a ribbon around the top for a special occasion. We were going to use the ones we made for a Birthday party, so we just arranged ours on a serving tray. They were “the hit of the party”.
After you have made the balls and have them on the tray, place them in the refrigerator or freezer for at least two hours. You want them to be very firm before dipping them in the warm melted chocolate.
We Bought Our Supplies For the CakePops
We made a trip to our local crafts store where we bought the supplies to make Tigers and Puppy Dogs:
Wilton’s candy melts. 1 bag of chocolate for the Puppy dogs, 1 bag of orange for the Tigers, and
1 bag of black for the Tiger Stripes.
1 package of Popsicle sticks.
I container of Wilton sprinkles (Flowerful Medley)
1 Edible Black Frosting Pen
Then, we went to the grocery store to buy: 1 box of yellow cake mix, and 1 container of Pillsbury’s Creamy Supreme Classic White Frosting. You could use any flavor cake mix you like.
1 bag of Reece’s Pieces for the animal’s ears and nose.
Chcolate Morsels if you like for the ears on the dogs.
Make The Cake For The CakePops
You’ll need: About a Tablespoon of Crisco to add to the melted chocolate to make it smooth.
A Pastry Bag with a very small tip to make the tiger’s stripes.
A double boiler. I just use a small saucepan over a larger pan of hot water to melt the chocolate melts.
First make the cake. We used two 8 ½ x 8 ½ square pans. After the cake has cooled, cut it, and crumble it between your hands into a large bowl. Add about ½ of the can of frosting. Mix this well. Roll the balls with your hands about 2 inches in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least two hours. The balls will get firm. Our yield was 18 balls.
Bake The Cake For The CakePops
Cake Is Baked And Ready To Be Crumbled
Crumble The Baked Cake Into A Bowl
Add The Frosting To The Baked Cake
Make The Balls And Place On Waxed Paper; Refrigerate Or Freeze For An Hour
Place Popsicle Stick Into CakePop Balls
The Melted Orange Candy For The Tigers
Instructions For The Tiger CakePops
FOR THE TIGERS: Melt about half the bag of Orange Candy Melts. Add about 1 tablespoon of Crisco. Place a Popsicle Stick that has been dipped in the melted candy about ¼ inch, and then into the middle of a ball. Dip the entire ball with the stick into the melted candy. Place on the cookie sheet to dry. Do 9 balls in the Orange Melt
In the container of Sprinkles, find 36 round white pieces (these will be the eyes of the tiger and the dogs). Make a dot in the middle of the eye with the edible marking pen. We used white round pieces for the tigers, and blue and green for the dog’s eyes.
Dip a toothpick into the melted Orange candy melt and place that drop onto the Tiger where the eyes will go. Quickly place the Tiger’s eyes on the head. Cut the Reese’s Pieces in half. Do the same for the nose, mouth and ears. We used heart shaped sprinkles for the Tiger's mouth and star shaped sprinkles for the hair around the mouth. You will have to hold the pieces for a minute until they dry. This is where you need an extra set of hands. After the heads are completely dry, melt just a little of the black chocolate candy melts. Add just a little Crisco. Use the pastry bag with a tiny opening to make the stripes on the tiger.
Dipping A Ball Into The Orange Candy For The Tiger
Placing The Ears On The Tiger CakePop
The Dipped Tiger CakePops
Drawing The Stripes On The Tiger CakePop
The Finished Tiger CakePops
Tiger CakePops Are Finished
Instructions For The Puppy Dog CakePops
FOR THE PUPPY DOGS: Melt about half the bag of Chocolate Candy Melts. Add a little Crisco. Use the same directions for the tigers to attach the Popsicle sticks and to dip the balls. Use the toothpick to place the nose and ears on the dogs.
Refrigerate overnight. You can store leftover melted candy in the refrigerator.
Putting The Stick Into The Ball For The Puppy Dog CakePop
Dipping Chocolate Ball For Puppy Dogs CakePops
Ball Has Been Dipped In The Chocolate For The Puppy CakePop
Balls Have Been Dipped For The Puppy CakePops
The Finished Puppy Dog CakePop
Puppy Dogs CakePops
Tigers and Puppy Dogs CakePops Finished
A Cake We Decorated For A Party
I’m already thinking of using the leftover orange melted candy for Jack O Lantern CakePops. Your imagination will just run wild when you think of all the possibilities. Just use multicolored sprinkles on the CakePops if you don’t want to make animals. I want to do some Turkeys for Thanksgiving. I can do Snowmen and Christmas trees for Christmas! These are just SO much fun to make! I hope you will enjoy making some CakePop animals.
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A Great Hub by cassylu1981 about how she made CakePops for a Birthday Party
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