I was inspired by a fabulously talented friend from Lynlee’s Petite Cakes when I made these “Hatching Chick” cake pops – I remembered seeing Lynlee’s similar idea using fondant sugar paste and push-up pops on Bird’s Party Magazine Issue 5, and thought I could make a similar chick but with cake pops instead!
You Will Need...
- * 800g Vanilla or any white cake, crumbled.
- * 250g Cream cheese or enough to bind the cake crumbs together (depending on how dry your cake is)
- * Yellow candy melts
- * Candy Corn - Use the ones with ortange tips!
- * Black edible ink pen
- * White Sugar Paste Fondant
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Step by Step Instructions
1) Mix cake crumbs and cream cheese until well combined and you cake make cake balls without breaking. Always add cream cheese a little at a time to ensure the consistency is ok. Then using an ice cream scoop, form balls with the mixture and roll on the palm of you hands. Set aside on a tray and refrigerate all the balls until firm – I actually put mine in the freezer for a few minutes whilst I prepaperd for the next step.
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2) Cut off the tips of your candy corn – these will be the chick beaks. Melt the candy melts as per packet instructions. Add a little rapeseed oil if the mixture is too thick (tip from Gillian at Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design), then using a couple of forks, dip each cake ball in the candy melts.
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4) Cut up rectangular, thin strips of the white sugar paste fondant of about 1 inch (2cm) in width. With a sharp knife, start cutting a zig-zag. Don’t make it all the same height – this is meant to look like cracked egg shell. Wrap the fondant around the base of each cake ball and display the cake pops in a new, empty egg carton box. (I used brand new egg boxes to display them and just asked for some at my local store).
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