Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Xmas Street Pops

These are some character inspired cake pops I made for a little boy's 2nd birthday party this weekend. 

They were so much fun to create as I watched a simple ball of cake come to life.
They were really quite simple to make.  However . . . . .
If you do attempt to make them, be sure to set aside plenty of time to be able to focus on the details.   It took me three hours to make 24.  And that did not include the time to bake the cake.  YIKES!
You have to build these step by step.  Layer upon layer.  Candy upon candy melt.
Melt your colored candy melts first and set aside.  Then assemble all of your candy pieces.  I used ice cream dots for the eyes (colored in with an edible ink marker).
 The noses and beaks were Mike and Ike's candies.
And the hats were created by "painting" candy melts over an icing decoration shaped like a triangle.
To get that furry look you have to add texture to the smoothly dipped cake pop.  You can achieve that by adding another layer of candy melts and "fluff" with a toothpick as it begins to harden.  This is a neat way to try your hand at food sculpting!
The fun was definitely in the details for these pops.  And so worth it! 
Just look at the birthday boy loving his street character pop!


  1. These are completely adorable - I love that bit of cookie on cookie monster! Happy birthday to your boy :)

    1. Thx Stephanie! Cookie monster is a definite favorite for me too!