Monkey cake pops

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For those of you who are crazy about monkeys, this tutorial is for you!

You will need the following items:

• round cake balls (click here to learn how to make cake pop balls)
• dark chocolate wafers
• white chocolate wafers (mix in some dark chocolate wafers to create a light brown colour)
• chocolate chips (2 per monkey)
• toothpicks
• styrofoam block
• lollipop sticks
• black Americolor edible pen
• small clear bags and ribbon to package your cake pops (optional)

1 - For the ears, dip 2 chocolate chips in a little bit of chocolate wafer and stick it on the side of the cake ball. Set aside and let it dry.
2 – Stick a lollipop inside the the cake ball, then dip it into the dark chocolate wafer. Let it dry completely.
3 – Fill the inside of the ears with light brown. Use a stippling motion.
4 – Fill the inside of the face with light brown (the shape sort of looks like a slice of bread). Use a stippling motion. Let it dry completely.
5 – Draw on the face using a black edible pen.

The hardest part about this cake pop is creating a smooth light brown face. You need to work quickly or else the chocolate wafers will dry, harden, and get lumpy in certain areas.

Have fun decorating. :D

Polar bear cake pops

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Are you still thinking of more Christmas-themed cake pops to make? Well…here’s another idea for you: polar bear cake pops! I absolutely LOVE these bears. :D Aren’t they cute?

You will need the following items:

• round cake pop balls – use both your thumbs to press in the cheek area so that the snout area sticks out. (Click here to learn how to make cake pop balls)
• white chocolate wafers
• white chocolate chips (the one I use do not have a pointy tip. If your chocolate chips have pointy tips, cut them off with a knife) — 2 per cake pop
• black Americolor edible pen
• lollipop sticks
• styrofoam block
• red Fruit Roll Up candy or red fondant — this is to make a scarf (optional)
• small clear bags and ribbon to package your cake pops (optional)

1 – Dip a lollipop stick into the white chocolate wafers and stick it into the cake pop ball.
2 – Stick 2 white chocolate chips on the ear area (use some of the white chocolate wafer as “glue”). Set aside and let it dry.
3 – Dip the entire cake ball into the white chocolate wafers and shake off all the excess. Set aside and let it dry.
4 – Draw on the polar bear’s face.
5 – Cut thin strips of red Fruit Roll Up or red fondant and wrap it around the bear’s neck area like a scarf (optional).
* * * I did not make them for my cake pops, but if you do, they will look even cuter.

Front view:

Side view:

Give this a try and let me know how it turns out. :)

Cute cupcakes for Christmas

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I made quite a few Christmas-themed cupcakes this month. To decorate, I used Christmas sprinkles and also made Christmas candy molds (santas and snowmen) and fondant/gum paste presents. Even though the candy molds and presents took FOREVER to make, it was well worth it in the end.

Santa cupcake.

Snowman cupcake.

Present cupcake. Doesn’t the blue present remind you of a Tiffany box? ;)

Cupcakes with Christmas sprinkles.

What type of cupcakes did you make this Christmas?

How to make people cake pops for Christmas

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December is finally here and there are only 24 days left until the big day. I still can’t believe this year has gone by so fast. If you are still thinking of what to make for your upcoming holiday party / Christmas bake exchange, why not give my newest cake pop creation a try? I think these little guys are THE CUTEST things ever! Just look at them all cozy and bundled up in their parkas/jackets with fur-lined hoods. The little pink rosey cheeks make them look like they just came in from the chilly weather outside.

 

You will need the following items:

• round cake balls (click here to learn how to make cake pop balls)
• white chocolate wafers
• white chocolate wafers coloured in orange candy colour (drop 1 drop at a time and mix until your desired colour is achieved) — This is for making a light peach colour. Use different candy colour if you want tanned skin.
• green candy melt
• brown chocolate wafers
• shredded coconut
• mini pink sprinkles
• toothpicks
• styrofoam block
• black Americolor edible pen
• pink Americolor edible pen (optional — only if you want to draw in pink cheeks)
• small clear bags and ribbon to package your cake pops (optional)

1 – Dip a lollipop stick into some candy melt and stick it into the cake ball.
2 – Dip the face area into the peach-coloured candy.
3 – Dip the rest of the cake ball into the green candy melt. Use a toothpick to cover the chin area. Let it dry completely.
4 – With a toothpick, coat the fur area around the face (approximately 1/4″ thick) with white chocolate wafers and stick shredded coconut on it. Add another layer of white chocolate wafers and shredded coconut to build up the fuzziness. Let it dry completely.
5 – With a toothpick, draw on the hairstyle of your choice using brown chocolate wafers.
6 – Draw on the eyes and mouth with a black edible pen.
7 – Stick 2 mini pink sprinkles on the cheek area. You can also draw on the cheeks with a pink edible pen rather than using sprinkles.

 

Here’s the back view. ♥

Here’s the front view. ♥

Give this tutorial a try and let me know how it goes. Good luck!

Snowman cake pops

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Learn how to make snowman cake pops (or you can call them Frosty cake pops) for your Christmas party this holiday! Rather than making a large top hat, I decided to make a small hat for the snowmen to wear.

Front view:

Side view:

You will need the following items:

• round cake pop balls (click here to learn how to make cake balls)
• white chocolate wafers or white candy melt
• mini Rolo’s
• mini Reeses’ chocolate wrapped in gold foil (optional — for larger hats)
• large flat chocolate wafers (I used E. Guittard’s 72% bittersweet chocolate wafers)
• daisy sprinkles
• orange sunflower seeds
• orange gumdrops (optional)
• pasta or Japanese somen noodles (optional)
• toothpicks
• black Americolor edible pen
• pink Americolor edible pen (optional — for drawing pink cheeks)
• lollipop sticks
• styrofoam block
• small clear bags and ribbon to package your cake pops (optional)

1 – Make the hats first. Stick the mini Rolo onto the flat side of the chocolate wafer. It’s ok if the white chocolate wafer oozes out a little because it will look like a white rim around the hat. Stick a daisy sprinkle onto the base of the Rolo. Set aside to dry completely.
2 – Dip the round cake ball into the white chocolate wafer and shake off any excess.
3 – Before the cake ball dries, stick on the hat at an angle. Be careful as the hat may slide off.
4 - Before the cake ball dries, stick on the orange sunflower seed in the nose area.
5 – Once the cake ball dries, draw on the nose and mouth with a black edible pen.
6 - Using a pink edible pen, draw on 2 rosey cheeks (optional).
7 - To make the pipe, break the pasta/somen into one inch pieces and cut the orange gumdrops into smaller pieces. Stick one end of the pasta/somen into the gumdrop and the other end into the snowman’s mouth. Be careful because the pasta/somen may break easily (optional)!

Give this Christmas cake pop tutorial a try. :)

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