❤ Day Ten ❤
Christmas baking project two... Christmas tree cake pops! I discovered Bakerella earlier this year and have always wanted to try making cake pops ever since. I finally made my first attempt at cake pops with these adorable Christmas trees. Cake pops are so fun to make - the possibilities are endless! It's more decorating then actual baking with these.
I used regular chocolate cake mix and ready made frosting to create the cake pop batter (any cake works. Simply crumble the cake and add frosting till the batter becomes dough-like). Next I moulded the batter into "tree" shapes and left the cakes to refrigerate for an hour or so. I then inserted a lollipop stick into each cake, coated each with green candy melts and sprinkled rainbow colored sprinkles as the ornaments/lights. I topped each tree with a teeny tiny star-shaped candy.
I managed to make 25 cake pops with a standard sized box of cake mix. They turned out so adorable!
- work fast. Candy melts harden really quickly! If melted candy melts start to thicken, pop the bowl into the microwave for 30 seconds for smoother chocolate that will coat better.
- while the candy melt is hardening on your cake pop, use a toothpick to create the unevenness of leaves on the tree (see picture below)
- since I used chocolate cake, some pops had parts where the chocolate cake color peeped through. Re-coat with an additional layer of candy melt to avoid any "bald spots"
- for more texture I mixed tiny sprinkles with slightly larger ones. Loved how they looked together on the cake pops
- dip your lollipop stick into the candy melt before inserting into the cake. This will help secure the cake better onto the stick
3 days till Christmas!