Mickey Mouse Cake Pops

20160412_121712.jpg

I’ve watched tutorials on different types of cake pops, but these are ones that I’ve been wanting to try for some time now. There are different ways of making them, depending on what you read or watch. I had a birthday party to go to and I thought maybe a small bouquet of these would be cute as a gift. This little boy was a Mickey fan and also a Paw Patrol fan, so I decided to combine the two.

I started off with a regular cake pop made with a cake and buttercream mixture rolled into round balls. I decided to use mini Oreos for the ears, but I’ve read where some people use the actual chocolate melting wafers for the ears as well. I was afraid the wafers wouldn’t hold up as well when dipped in chocolate so I used the cookies. Keep in mind I chilled these in between steps just to make sure the colors didn’t mix and that the pops were stable. Once I had the chilled balls of pops, I dipped the small oreos (one side of the cookie) into the black chocolate about a third of the way and then put them where I wanted them into the pop. I chilled them after this for about 10 minutes. I then “took them by the ears” and dipped the bottom half of the pop into my red melted chocolate. It’s at this point that I dipped my stick in the red (about a centimeter depth) and put it into the bottom of my pop. I once again let these chill for a few minutes to make sure the stick stayed put and also to make sure when I put the black chocolate on, it didn’t mix with the red. Once these were solid I took them by the stick and dipped the top half of the pop into my black chocolate. I then let them chill as well. Shortly after that, I took my small candy piping bag with some melted white chocolate in it and I placed Mickey’s “buttons” on the bottom half of the pop. Voila! I had Mickey pops! Now, as these were easier than I had suspected, I would recommend that you use a dense cake to make these pops, as you’re really doing a lot with them and messing with them quite a bit. Other than that I was fairly pleased for a first timer and it really looked cute as a small bouquet. I then sent them home with the little boy and his mother thanked me for the sugar rush he would have later on! Hey, what are friends for?! If anyone has another way of doing these, perhaps easier or just any feedback, feel free to let me know. Enjoy!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s