Joanne MacLennan of Merry Poppins is back on our blog today with a Christmas treat! Her brilliantly colored Ornament Cake Pops are a great addition to cookie baking this weekend. A perfect project to make with kids of all ages, and a wonderful gift to bring to holiday hosts!
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I love decorating my Christmas Tree with the memories of the past. Each ornament seems to carry with it an emotion locked inside for you to physically touch as you place it on the tree. This is wondrous to me. Now that I am a little crazed about small round edible balls, I thought it would be fun to create some ornaments for your table too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
• 1 Cake mix
• Candy melts (red and white here)
• Lollipop sticks
• SweetWorks Sugar pearls, Sixlets, edible glitter, and nonpareils
• Wax paper
• Parchment paper or 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.
Below is my basic ring cake pop. I first made three rings of melts, and then sprinkled them with red nonpariels. Let this set for a few minutes. Then make three more rings between the red ones and sprinkle with green nonpariels. Then, carefully dip the silver Sixlet into the melted chocolate and set on the top of your cake pop.
This cake pop was dipped, and immediately sprinkled with red edible glitter. Make sure you sprinkle over a clean sheet of paper for this one. Once you are done it is easy to bend the paper and let the glitter slide back into the container. Again, complete the cake pop with a silver sixlet on the top.
I love snowflakes!
I first dipped my cake pop in red melts and let it set. Then, after dumping a spoon of melted candy melts into a small plastic bag and snipping off the tip, I drew little lines crossing each other. Three to be exact. Like an X with one more line through it. Then grab the glitter and sprinkle. Any mistakes you thought you had will disappear in the sparkles.
I dipped the cake pop in red melts again and let it set. Using my little plastic bag with melts in it, I drew a line from the top of the cake pop to the bottom, and came right back up a little but away from my first line. Then I filled in the space with melts and quickly sprinkled with gold edible glitter. Continue around the ball until it is complete.
Oh! And don’t forget the silver Sixlet on the top!
This green striped cake pop was done the same way as the red and gold ball, but I dipped it in white melts, and then never filled in the spaces that were left between the lines I drew from the top to the bottom. I love this one.
Top off with a silver Sixlet.
All complete! A colorful array of eye catching treats!
Time to clean up! Being creative in my house means there is a mess at the end.