Our favorite cake pop designer, Joanne MacLennan of Merry Poppins, is back on the blog today with another gorgeous candy creation. This time, she’s incorporating vibrant red, green, yellow, and orange Jelly Belly jelly beans as the petals on her flowery pops and finishing them off with candy pearls and edible glitter. Perfect for fall parties!
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Here’s what you’ll need …
• 1 Cake mix
• Homemade or store bought frosting
• Candy melts
• Lollipop sticks
• SweetWorks Sugar Pearls and Sixlets, Edible Glitter, Non-Pareils
• Jelly Belly Sour Mix Jelly Beans
• Wax paper
• Parchment paper to catch falling glitter
• Flat plate or cookie sheet
• Microwaveable bowls for melting the candy melts
• Small plastic bag with the corner cut out to use as a tip for details, OR a decorating set with various tips.
• Styrofoam block to stand sticks while waiting for them to set
• Bowls to catch falling sprinkles and candy
Here’s the how-to …
For the complete directions on how to make a cake pop up to the dipping stage, please refer to my last post on MyCandyCrafts.com , and complete up to the end of step 8.
Once the cake pop is completely covered with melted chocolate, tap off the extra, and set the dipped cake pop upside down on the wax paper until set. This will leave the cake pop with a flat top to build the flower.
I made the same rings around the cake pops as in post 1, and sprinkled the rings with white non-pareils.
Set the cake pop again upside down until set. Using a spoon or small plastic bag with the tip snipped off, cover the top of the cake pop with melted chocolate.
Place the Jelly Belly’s on the edge of the flat top of the cake pop, and continue all the way around until the flower petals are complete. Set aside.
I always have a plan, but sometimes have to add something new at the last minute! I changed my mind and needed orange sugar pearls. They look smashing with the bright yellow Jelly Belly’s.
Dip your spoon into the melts and drop a little into the center of the flower to fill in the middle. There is nothing yummier than more chocolate. Can you ever have enough? Mmmm.
Quickly drop the sugar pearls onto the chocolate in the center before it sets. Make sure a larger bowl is under your hand to catch the falling treats.
With a toothpick or lollipop stick, drop a small amount of chocolate into the middle of the sugar pearls and place a larger candy on top. Hold until set.
Place a piece of parchment paper under you now as you sprinkle the middle of the flower with edible glitter. It is really messy, so go slow. Tap off any excess glitter. A clean paintbrush may also be useful to brush off any extra glitter.
One cake pop on its own is sharp, but when placed in a group with friends it is stunning. Show them off with some cool candies in the bottom of a jar or bottle and let the “Oohs” and “Ahhs” begin!