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This is a classic cake perfect for this time of year. A combination of white cake, peppermint syrup, and peppermint crunch will please any peppermint lover. Ingredients: 3- 8″ layers of white cake 1/3 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1/3 … Continue reading
Here’s what you will need:
- white cake mix
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- white candy coating
- crushed peppermint
- about 1 cup of buttercream icing
Bake a white cake in a 9 x 13 pan. Let cool. Crumble the cake in a mixing bowl. Stir peppermint extract into the icing and add to the crumbled cake a little at a time until the mixture can hold shape. Scoop out the mixture with a small cookie scoop to get uniform sizes and roll into balls. Dip the cake balls into white candy coating. Immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Let chocolate dry and place into decorative mini baking cups or bon bon cups.
Another variation: Try chocolate cake dipped in dark chocolate candy coating! Yum!
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Make these cake pops for your holiday festivities this Christmas. Follow the directions below using your favorite cake pop mixture, or click here for a recipe.
Jolly Elf Cake Pop:
You will need:
- cake mixture
- red striped paper straws
- green candy coating
- equal amounts of super white and peach candy coating (for flesh color)
- black and white candy coating (for piping)
- small amount of flesh tone fondant (for ears)
- parchment triangles
Form cake mixture into a shape that resembles a ball with a cornucopia on top. Once you have your shapes made, place them back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm. Dip one end of the straw into melted candy coating and insert it 3/4 of the way into the bottom of the cake pop. Let set. Dip pops into a mixture of half peach and half super white candy coating. Let excess chocolate fall off but do NOT tap straw on edge of bowl. Once the coating has dried, dip the top of the pop into melted green candy coating. Let dry. Fill a parchment bag with melted super white candy coating and pipe swirly lines at the base of the hat for the ‘fur lining’. Pipe a ball on the tip of the hat. Use a flesh tone food coloring to color fondant for ears. Form ears and attach to the sides of the head with melted candy coating. Use a toothpick with flesh-colored melted coating and make a dot for the nose. Make facial features with black candy coating.
Rudolph Cake Pop:
You will need:
- cake mixture
- red striped paper straws
- chocolate candy coating
- red candy beads
- royal icing eyes
- black candy coating (for piping)
- small amount of brown fondant (for ears)
- small pretzel twists, broken
Form cake mixture into a pear shape but with a wider top. Place shapes back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm. Dip one end of the straw into melted candy coating and insert it 3/4 of the way into the bottom of the cake pop. Let set. Dip pops into melted milk chocolate candy coating. Let excess chocolate fall off but do NOT tap straw on side of the bowl. Before coating has completely set, insert pretzels into top of head for antlers. Attach candy eyes and a sugar pearl for the nose with a dot of melted candy coating. Use brown fondant to mold ears and attach them with melted coating. Use black coating to pipe on a mouth.
Peppermint Cake Pop:
You will need:
Roll mixture into balls. Dip one end of the straw into melted candy coating and insert it into the pop. Let set. Dip pop into melted super white candy coating and let the excess fall off. Immediately sprinkle with peppermint chips and let dry.
*Note* Most cake pop stands are not made to be used with paper straws. Insert sucker sticks into the pegs and place straws over top.
Making cake pops is easier than ever now with new cake pop presses from Sweet Creations. Cake pops can be made in a matter of minutes with little effort. These presses allow you to make pops uniform in size and shape every time. The holiday press creates adorable Christmas pops without the hassle of hand modeling shapes. The cake pop presses are great for those who are just getting starting making these trendy treats as well as those who have plenty of experience in the art of cake pop making.
The presses are made from a sturdy plastic that will allow you to make great-looking cake pops over and over. They are dish-washer safe for easy clean-up. Each press makes 5 pops at once. They are safe for children to use, making this a fun and easy activity for children. Pops look delicious just dipped in melted chocolate coating or add sprinkles or candy pieces for extra detail. Cake pops can make nice centerpieces when arranged in a decorative stand or package individually for an adorable favor or gift!
Items needed for making cake pops:
- chocolate for coating and decorating
- sucker sticks
- baked and cooled cake
- small amount of frosting
- cake pop stand or piece of styrofoam for drying
- sprinkles for added decoration (optional)
Below are the manufacturer’s directions for using the cake pop presses.
Step 1: In a large bowl finely crumble cooled cake (we recommend using a food processor) add 1/2 to 3/4 tub frosting, and mix well.
Step 2: Place in the fridge to chill for several hours. (You can speed up the process by putting it in the freezer)
Step 3: Roll mix by hand into slightly larger balls than the cavities in the press. Place balls into the “fill this side” of the mold and firmly press down.
Step 4: Open press and remove overflow. Keep press open and dip cake pop stick in melted chocolate and insert half way into cake pop. (This acts as tasty edible glue)
Step 5: Allow chocolate to cool and carefully remove cake pop from press, dip into chocolate. (Can add oil to thin chocolate)
Step 6: Tap off chocolate until you see desired detail. Decorate your heart out and enjoy!
Tip: You can use any flavor cake mix and frosting you prefer. Styrofoam works great as cake pop cooling tool and wax paper keeps chocolate from sticking to surface.
Cake pops are a cute and popular alternative to a traditional cake. The convenience of this cake on a stick makes them perfect for children’s parties and bite size dessert buffets. And with unlimited decorating options, they can be made for … Continue reading