Thursday, May 3, 2012

How to Make Monster High Cake Pops

I wrote about the Monster High Themed birthday party my niece about a week ago and the fabulous Monster High Cookies  I made as favors for her well and the Monster High Cupcakes that were served up as well.

I also mentioned that a made some other "goodies" for her, those other goodies being these sweet little gals....

Now let me forewarn you that these were made at about 1:30 in the morning, after this prego lady had been on her feet for way to many hours. They are cute, but have the potential to be super, de duper cute if your not so exhausted when making them :)

To make them this is what you will need:

  • A prepared cake. (I used a Pillsbury Yellow cake mix)
  • Frosting, your flavor preference. I used my own Fantabulous Vanilla Frosting (although you won't need a full recipe's worth)
  • Lolly sticks
  • Wilton flower cut out (Medium Size)
  • Decorating squeeze bottle or small plastic baggie.
  • Tooth picks
  • White candy melts
  • Dark chocolate candy melts
  • Pink colored fondant or something to use for the bows.
  • Cellophane bags (If your going to wrap them)
  • Pink, white or black ribbon. (If your going to wrap them)
If your not familiar with making cake pops you may want to take a quick look at {THIS POST} which shares some hints, tips and tricks on making perfect cake pops.

After your cake has cooled, crumble it up by hand in a large mixing bowl. There should be no large pieces after you are done. Add in less than 1/4 cup of whatever frosting you choose to use and mix it up using a large spoon, if the mixture feels to dry add in a bit more a little at a time to achieve the consistency needed. Don't add in to much or they will be too heavy to work with and will most likely fall of the stick when you are dipping them.

After you have incorporated the cake with the frosting you should have something similar to a big bowl of mush. Set it to the side for a minute as you prepare your work space.

Cover a baking sheet with wax paper, this is where you will place the finished cake pops after they have been molded. I use a tbsp. measuring spoon to scoop up and roll out all my mixture. It allows me to keep everything roughly the same size.

After all your mixture is rolled out get your cutter all ready to start molding these. I used a Wilton Cutter from this set...not the best picture, but you get the idea. I used the second to largest one.

At first I was going to try and shape all the skullettes by hand, but I was tired and just wanted to be done when I thought about the flower cutter. What I did was take it and squeeze it a bit.

Which if you use your imagination you can see that after the top has been flattened or cut...it resembles the skullette shape!!!

Now with all my mixture rolled out, I placed a ball into the cutter.

And pushed down on the mixture, so that it would take on the cutters shape.

After the cutter has been removed, there sometimes was a bit of the upper flower portion left.

You can just use you fingers to press it in, or even cut it off if it's easier. I suggest (even though I was waaaayyyy to tired to take my own suggestion.) to make sure it is packed in and smooth. It will help later when you are dipping them, to keep them neat looking.

After all your skulls are molded and ready to go, get your white candy melts and get them smooth and ready for the dipping to begin. Be sure to use something that is deep enough to dip them. 

Before their big plunge though, dip the end of a lolly stick into the chocolate and insert into the skullete about 1/2 way. This helps to keep them on the stick when you are dipping them and gives a finishing touch to the bottom of the pop.

I don't have an actual picture of when I was dipping them, but they can be a bit awkward. I got the hang of it after the first few so keep in mind....be "gentle"   :) After they have set up and are ready to be decorated lay them out. 

Get your dark chocolate candy melts and melt them in a squeeze bottle if you have one, or else just melt them and use a small plastic baggie with the corner cut off (small cut) to pipe the eyes (sockets) and nose on.
I just squeezed three blobs onto the face (eyes & nose) and then used a toothpick to draw the eyelashes out of the eyes.

When they are all done, you are ready to start adding the bows. I used pink fondant, because it was what I had on hand at 1:30 in the morning, but there are numerous things that you could use; heart shaped sprinkles, colored laffy taffy, fruit roll ups. Just look in the junk food aisle and let your imagination run wild! 

But for the fondant all I did was take little strips and squeeze them in the middle to achieve the bow shape and I attached them with a bit of the white candy melts.

After they were all done I wrapped each one individually and tied them with varying colors of pink, white and black ribbon.

I then placed each one in a custom made cake pop stand that my hubbers made. It was a rectangle cake pop stand with the Monster High Skullette on it, which added to the overall theme of the party. AND my niece loved so much she has it hanging on her wall. 

(Just so you know, I will be setting up a page on here soon where you will be able to order custom made cake pops stands. They are perfect for them parties and look awesome!! In the meantime if you interested please e-mail me for information.)

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions please feel free to email me or just leave a comment below!

****Many of the supplies, plus more can be purchased HERE....at my shop to help spice up any Monster High Theme Party!

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