How to Make Cakesicles

Hello! Do you love cute small seasonal treats like I do? Great! Today, I’m going to show you how I make cakesicles.

Cakesicles are like cake pops but much easier to make because you don’t have to roll your dough into shapes or dip your chocolate. Here’s how you make a cakesicle!

You’ll need: cake pop dough (smashed up cake), candy coating (I use Ghirardelli White Wafers and a cakesicle mold with popsicle sticks.) Optional: sprinkles, oil-based coloring, and candy decorating pens.

Step One: Melt chocolate in a microwave safe cup or bowl starting with 30 seconds. Take out, stir, and repeat until melted 10 seconds at a time. Pour melted chocolate in your cakesicle mold. I’m using yellow chocolate.

Step Two: Rotate your mold around. Let chocolate run to each side of the mold until all sides are coated with chocolate. I try to do this several times so it gets a nice thick coat. Make sure you clear the opening for the stick so this area won’t crack later.

Step Three: Fill the mold with cake pop dough and leave enough space on top for a thin layer of chocolate. Insert the cakesicle stick into the mold cavity. Here you can leave the stick in or take it back out. I like to take it back out because it makes it easier to release the cakesicle when ready.

Step Four: Pour melted chocolate on top of the dough. Spread chocolate until the dough is fully covered. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Step Five: Release cakesicle from the mold gently or it will possibly crack. Cracks happen when the chocolate walls aren’t thick enough.

Adhere stick to the cakesicle with a little melted chocolate.

Step Six: To create a candy corn look, dip the cakesicle in orange chocolate. Tap excess off and set on wax paper.

Step Seven: Dip the cakesicle in white chocolate. Tap excess off and set on wax paper. Candy corn look is complete!

Here are some other examples on how to decorate your cakesicles.

You can pipe melting chocolate into shapes to add to your final designs.

Or you can drizzle on more melted chocolate and add sprinkles or other edible embellishments.

Here is the piped bat design in action!

Happy cakesicle making! xo, Ren

 

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How to Make Cakesicles

Author Ren Padilla

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Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe cup or bowl starting with 30 seconds. Take out, stir, and repeat until melted 10 seconds at a time. Pour melted chocolate in your cakesicle mold. I’m using yellow chocolate.

  2. Rotate your mold around. Let chocolate run to each side of the mold until all sides are coated with chocolate. I try to do this several times so it gets a nice thick coat. Make sure you clear the opening for the stick so this area won’t crack later.

  3. Fill the mold with cake pop dough and leave enough space on top for a thin layer of chocolate. Insert the cakesicle stick into the mold cavity. Here you can leave the stick in or take it back out. I like to take it back out because it makes it easier to release the cakesicle when ready.

  4. Pour melted chocolate on top of the dough. Spread chocolate until the dough is fully covered. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.

  5. Release the cakesicle from the mold gently or it will possibly crack. Cracks happen when the chocolate walls aren’t thick enough. Adhere the stick to the cakesicle with a little melted chocolate.

Recipe Notes

See post for ideas and tips on decorating for Halloween. 

Credits // Author and Photography: Red Padilla. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
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