First we need supplies: I bought all the following supplies at Party City in their huge St. Patty's Day isle.
|This cute package of cookie cutters is just what we need. We are going to use the |
littlest cookie cutter to form our St. Patty's Day cake pops.
|These are actually cup cake toppers but will work perfectly for our |
cake pops as well.
Follow basic cake pop making instructions (bake your cake, let it cool, mix in half a can of frosting to cooled crumbled cake and stir until dough like texture).
|We are going to use the smallest clover cookie cutter in the package to make our cake pop shapes.|
|I turn the cookie cutter with the cutter portion side facing down. I then use my ice cream scoop to scoop out a small portion|
of my cake pop batter. I push the batter into the cookie cutter until the thing is packed with cake pop batter.
|After it is packed with cake pop batter flip over the cookie cutter and use your thumb to push out the new shape|
you formed. Always push from the small cookie cutter side toward the large front to avoid distorting
|I found these sprinkles at Party City in the St. Patty's Day isle and thought they were super festive!|
|Orange is a huge color on St. Patty's Day along with traditional green so I had to give orange some love too!|
|If only I could have green beer to go with the green cake pops.|
with your cake pops.
Step 1: Melt chocolate or candy melt
Step 2: Fill your chocolate mold with the melted candy melts or chocolate and let harden fully.
Step 3: Once the chocolate mold is hard, leave the chocolates in the mold. Dip your cake pop
in the melted candy melts, tap off excess candy melt, and then turn the cake pop upside
down onto the top of the harden chocolate in the mold. Let the cake pop harden.
Step 4: Once the cake pop outer candy melt coating is harden pop the chocolate out of the mold like
normal and the chocolate piece in the mold will be glued to the cake pop.
|I let the bottom mold piece harden and then placed the freshly dipped cake pop upside down to "dry"|
on the chocolate piece. Once it "drys" it will be glued to the chocolate piece in the mold and you will
have a cake pop with a cute design on top.
|I dipped just the sides of this cake pop in sprinkles and left the top clear so the candy melt on the top of the |
cake pop would act like glue as it dried to the chocolate mold piece.
|Just make sure you let the chocolate piece in the mold harden before you begin dipping and placing cake pops.|
|If you want the Happy St. Patty's Day words to be more visible you could paint the letters with edible|
disco dust or use a edible marker to color in the letters.
Four Leaf Clover Cake Pops:
Irish Cupcake Cake Pops:
I wanted to have fun with my favorite 3D chocolate cupcake mold as well!
|This is my 3D cupcake chocolate mold. You can mix and match color since you harden |
the cupcake top and bottom separately.
|These are all yummy chocolate!|
|Once the cupcake mold was read I dipped the cake pop and then before it started to "dry" |
I placed the cupcake on top of the cake pop. The top of the just dipped cake pop
acts like glue as it hardens to hold the cupcake up.
Got Cupcake Toppers you are dying to use? Well your cake pop can use them too!
HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!
PS: Because I have had a few questions on this I thought I would give you a little behind the scenes action of photographing cake pops. I am getting better as I go but it is still hard getting everything right.
My photography friends say lighting is the key. I am going to eventually invest in what they call a light box for my food. Until then this is what I came up with:
|Beggars can't be choosers lol. I steal my lamp from the living room to help add|
extra light to the kitchen. I use my laundry basket (forgive it's fullness) to help prop
up the lamp.
|My boyfriend made this amazing cake pop stand out of two cake boards. He just drilled matching holes in them|
and placed pegs between the two boards. I use my daughters construction paper as my
|And holding up our make shift backdrop is two heavy bottles of what I have on hand.|