Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Stocking(cake)pops


It's almost Christmas.

And this is what I did last week. 

And it's what you can do this week. 

Because it's fun. Way too fun.

Wee time consuming.

But makes you look like a superstar.

So before I enter into the customary knows-no-end narrative..

And waste your precious holiday time.

Here goes.

Cake pop made into stocking placed on a stick.

I realize it may look difficult.

But I tell you it's tremendously easy.

Stuff your stockings and eat them too. 
Ho ho ho!

This is where I stop and have you start.

But not before I wish you a bright and Merry Christmas.

(Adapted from Bakerella's Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops)

Items needed~




  • 1 9x11 inch cake(about 18.25 ounces)
  • 12 ounces of frosting
  • 48 ounces each of red/green/white candy coating (available at craft/baking stores, or online)
  • various assorted colored sugars, sprinkles, edible oddments for toys and toppers
  • paper lollipop sticks


  • Have also ready~
    • large mixing bowl, several other bowls to "catch sprinkles"
    • 2-3 baking sheets or pans lined with parchment/silicone sheets
    • microwave-safe plastic bowls (for melting candy coating)
    • wax paper
    • toothpicks
    • Styrofoam block or colander (to place your dipped pops on)

    On where to go next...

    For The Queen of cake pops tutorial, it's right here.

    My how-to here.  

    Since it's Christmas, I'll just be generous:

    Directions:
    • Mix 2/3- 3/4 jar of readymade frosting with crumbled cake until well combined. (If using homemade frosting, add half cup of frosting and slowly work up by two tablespoons till well combined with crumbled cake).
    • Roll mixture into 48 balls and place them on lined baking sheet.
    • Shape them into stocking shapes, about 1 inch long and half inch width. Have wax paper on hand to aid you in smoothing and defining the shape. Repeat for each cake ball.
    • Freeze for 15- 20 minutes to firm. Then transfer to refrigerator.
    • Melt red or green candy melts according to instructions on package. The melted coated should be in a bowl deep enough to dip each shaped cake (about 3-4")
    • Take out 2-3 shaped cakes at a time, keeping the rest refrigerated.
    • One at a time, dip about 1/2" of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and insert this end straight into the bottom of the stocking pop. Do not go more than halfway through.
    • Dip the whole cake pop into the melted coating. Gently lift the pop out of the coating and tap off any excess. Let dry completely in large styrofoam block or in holes of a colander.
    • Melt white candy coating in the small microwave-safe bowl. Dip the now dried stocking tops into the melted white coating to make cuffs. While the coating is still wet, decorate with sprinkles as toys on top. Return to let dry completely. Repeat for the remaining stocking pops.
    • When dry, use a toothpick to apply more of the white coating onto cuffs. Sprinkle with white or colored sugar. Use the edge of a clean toothpick to straighten any rough edges by gently pressing it along the bottoms of the cuffs.
    • To decorate the front of the stockings, dot on melted coating to attach button/snowflake sprinkles or anything of your choice. Allow to fully dry.



    Basic cake balls ready and shaped into stockings(or perhaps red shiny boots :-) 


    The more the merrier; edible toys and adornments have them come to life.


    Experiment with different candy melts and sprinkles.


    King of the world. Look how happy gingerbread boy is. Wouldn't have been so with foreknowledge that he'd be finished off in 3 seconds ;-D
    ******

    "Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5

    Source: rachelwojo.com

    "When they saw the star, they were overjoyed." Matthew 2:10

    7 comments:

    1. Those cake pops look more like a keep sake ornament with a miniature world going on top of it such a pretty idea with candy cane and gman. Happy Holidays to u dear.

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      1. Thank you Meena- always love what you have to say :)) Happy, blessed year to you too.

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    2. So beautiful and so colorful dear... enjoy your holidays! :)

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    3. Too pretty to eat them, Tisa. You did a great job. Happy Holidays to you!

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    4. Hi I have a event + giveaway on my blog this month do take a look http://shobskitchen.blogspot.in/2014/12/event-giveaway-announcement-2015.html

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    5. What an adorable idea, these are so beautiful! And intricate :D
      Happy New Year!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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    6. These are so cute. Waiting for your next one!

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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!