I am sure by now that cake pops a good for pretty much any occasion. So far I’ve made regular round ones but also character ones like Angry Birds or Lalaloopsy. Of course they are perfect for Christmas as well. How about some Christmas trees?
I must say there were fairly simple but I had to check Bakerella’s first book so I could pull of the tree branch look.
What you will need:
– baked cake
– lollipop sticks
– green chocolate wavers
– cake pop holder
– star sprinkles
– tooth pick
Bake either a boxed cake according to instructions or bake one of your favourite recipes. Let it cool, crumble it up and mix it with frosting. Make sure you only mix a bit of frosting one at a time so that it’s not too gooey.
Time to form the tree shape, which is basically a cylinder. I recommend to form first a log and then do the cylinder shape. To be honest with you, I used Bakeralla’s play set to do so. Check it out here. That’s the easy way of course but it also pretty much guarantees that you’ll have the same size and shape. Place them in the freezer for 10 min.
Get ready for decorating by melting the wavers and getting out the sprinkles as well as tooth pick. Remove the cake pop one at a time, dip the lollipop stick in the chocolate and inset into the cake pop. Let the chocolate cool before you dip the whole cake pop in the melted chocolate.
Now, use the tooth pick to pull branches. I am honest, that didn’t work. Either the chocolate was too liquid or already hard which left me with holes in the coating. Instead, dip the tooth pick into the chocolate and apply branches. The wilder it looks the better. In between you should sprinkle some colourful sprinkles on the still slightly wet chocolate. Make sure you add a star on top.
Place in a cake pop stand/older/Styrofoam so they can dry.
I also made some presents, snowmen, and teddy bears. More on that later thought.