Reindeer Cake-pops

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Hey Honeybees!

I have another fun idea for something you can make with the kids over Christmas or maybe for if you're having a party. I'm going to show you how to make some fairly easy Reindeer cake pops.

What you'll need:

Red Smarties/M&M's
300g Madeira cake
300g cooking chocolate
85g ready made butter-cream
Pretzels for antlers
White sprinkles/snowballs for eyes
Black writing icing or a black edible ink pen
Cake pop sticks

Makes 12-14 cake pops
Time 1 hour 40 minutes

How to make:

1. Cut up the Madeira cake and blitz it in a food processor to make crumbs.

Mix together the cake crumbs and butter-cream until moist enough to roll into 4cm balls and still hold their round shape.

Roll the mixture into balls using the palm of your hands and place them onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.Leave them to rest for 20 minutes before chilling.

Place the balls in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden, you want the balls firm but not frozen. Once firm Move the balls to the fridge. 

2. Melt the cooking chocolate in a microwavable bowl making sure the chocolate is deep enough for easy dipping. Microwave for 35 seconds then stir and repeat until the chocolate is melted.

When you are ready to dip, remove a few cake balls from the fridge at a time, keeping the rest chilled.

3. One at a time dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate and place the dipped end into a cake ball, pushing it no more than half way through the cake ball.

Dip the cake pop into the chocolate and gently lift the pop out of the chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate: hold it over the bowl in your left hand and tap your left wrist with your other hand. The excess chocolate will fall off, make sure to rotate the cake pop so the chocolate doesn't build up on one side making it too heavy on one side.

4. Break the pretzels into antler shapes and place one on either side of the cake pop, hold them in place until they stick.

Stand the cake pop firmly in a hole in either a colander or Styrofoam block. 

5. Repeat with the remaining cake balls. Let the pops dry completely.

6. Using a toothpick, dot a small amount of chocolate in the position of the nose and attach one of the Smarties/M&M'S. Hold the nose in place until it sticks. Again dab some chocolate where the eyes go and stick the white sprinkles/snowballs in the same way, holding until they stick.

7. Repeat with your other Reindeer. To finish, use the edible ink pen to draw on dots for the eyes and mouths. 

The end product should look similar to these.

Aren't they cute? Will you be giving them a go? If you do send me a picture or tag them on instagram as #honeybeechatter.

Thanks for reading my Christmas Bee's
Merry Christmas xx


2 Responses to “Reindeer Cake-pops”

  1. Thanks that's another idea I will be using next week with the kids :)


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