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How to make Super Mario Brothers 1UP mushroom cake pops
What's a cake pop?
I'm sure anyone reading this already knows what the 1up mushroom from super mario brothers is, when you see this picture. But maybe not all of you know what a cake pop is!
Cake pops are these cool and recently created treat ideas, which are basically cake loli pops, thus the name. They're just made from cake crumbles, mixed with icing, and formed into balls and stuck on a stick! easy beans!
They're so tasty and soft, and the great thing about them is, since they're so easy to make, you can make them with your kids, or whip them out in no time for events and parties, especially birthday parties!
And these cake pops are great for all ages, because just about everyone has played super mario brothers at some point or another :)
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much more convenient than a double boiler on the stove, and keeps it warm so you wont have to keep remelting if you make a lot of pops
the proper color green to use
equipment needed for this recipe:
- 2 icing bags, one with a writing tip, one with a small round tip
- loli pop sticks, preferably long ones
- 1 bowl for melting chocolate
- 1 large bowl for mixing
- sheet pan with wax paper lining
- 1 cake prepared from box (any flavor)
- 2 containers vanilla frosting (or one vanilla one chocolate for chocolate cake)
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- 1 bag green melting chocolate disks
- black food coloring
- a block of styrofoam
- or anythign else to hold the cake pop sticks to dry
- 1) Prepare your box cake mix according to directions, set aside to cool
- 2) Once cooled, cut the cake into chunks and crumble them into the large mixing bowl, I like to rub the peices together, but you can do it any way you wish, just makes sure the crumbles are small
- 3) Take one of the containers of icing (the chocolate one if you're using chocolate cake) and scoop it out into the cake crumbles. with your hands, mix and mash the icing into teh cake crumbles, until completely combined. You may want to wash your hands after this lol
- 4) Taking chunks of the cake mixture, form round balls, slightly larger than the diameter of the marshmallows. Place each one on the wax paper on the sheet tray, and very slightly squish them down with your finger, to give it a little bit of a flat bottom, makes assembly a little easier.
- 5) Place cake pops in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- 6) While waiting for teh cake pops to chill, take the marshmallows and cut them in half. Place the melting chcolate into the melting bowl, and microwave until liquid.
- 7) After 10 minutes, check the pops. if they are still soft to the touch, place them back in the freezer for another 5 minutes. once firm, remove from freezer.
- 8) Take one loli pop stick and one half of a marshmallow, drive the stick through teh center of the marshmallow, with the cut side of the marshmallow facing up, and leave the marshmallow in the center of the stick. Dip the top of the stick into the second container of frosting, coating it well, the frosting helps the cake pop stick to the lolipop stick. Take one cake pop and slowly press the loli pop stick halfway through the center of the bottom (flattened side) of the cake pop.
- 9) Holding the cake pop upside down, dip it into the melted chocolate, submerging it completely, and slowly pull it out, allowing the access chocolate to drip off, bring the cake pop right side up again. Push the marshmallow up to touch the chocolate, and set in the foam to dry. If the chocolate drips down onto the marshmallow, wait a few seconds for the chocolate to dry some, before pushing the marshmallow up. repeate for all cake pops
- 10) Scoop the remaining frosting into the icing bag with the round tip, leaving about two spoonfulls in the container. mix the black food coloring into the frosting still in the container, then place this into the second bag with the writing tip.
- 11) With the white icing, pipe small circles on the green portion of teh cake pop, somewhat to match the image above. You can wet a finger and pat down any spikes you make.
- 10) With the black frsoting, pipe on faces on the marshmallow portion. This can be anything you want, from the simple two eyes to match the classic 1UP, to whatever silly faces you would like :)
Are you a visual learner? - Then check out the Nerdy Nummies video I origionally got this idea from :D
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