Cake pops and cakesicles are trending in the cake decorating world right now, they are so fun to create!
If you’ve never heard of these before you’ve come to the right place, get all clued up and wow your guests with these fun and satisfying treats. Cake pops and cakesicles are essentially cake crumbled up and mixed with frosting and covered in chocolate, what more could you want?
So, cake pops vs. cakesicles? What’s the difference?
To make both cake pops and cakesicles, you start with making a simple sponge, or your favourite cake. We recommend using a recipe without oil as this can result in slightly oily cake pops. Once its baked and cooled, crumble up the cake with your hands or with a mixer. Then the cake mix needs to be mixed with frosting or buttercream, about 1 cup of cake crumbs and ½ tbsp of frosting/buttercream. The more buttercream you use the mushier your mixture will get. A drier mixture that holds its shape is recommended.
Cake pops are made by rolling the cake and frosting combo into a ball (or another shape) and then dipping It in melted chocolate or candy melts. Candy melts are used with palm oil instead of cocoa butter, so they don’t need to be tempered and set firmly no matter what. They also come in a rainbow of bright colours to make your cake pops stand out!
Cakesicles are created with a silicone mould.
Simply pour a thin layer of melted chocolate or candy melts into the mould to create the shell, not forgetting the sides of the moulds. You want the shell to be thick enough that it doesn’t crack but thin enough to bite into. Pop the cakesicle stick in and leave the chocolate to cool and set. Once set, push your cake and frosting combo into the mould and then cover with the remaining melted chocolate. Scrape away any excess for a smooth, neat cakesicle. Once set, pop the cakesicles out of the moulds with your fingers and decorate away... Use melted chocolate in a contrasting colour and add your favourite sprinkles!
These sweet treats are so simple, they’re a fun and safe way for children to get their hands messy and make their own cakey creations. You can even use trimmings and leftovers from a previous bake to make cake pops. The sky is the limit, so feel free to get creative and have fun!