Minecraft is a popular video game about breaking and building with blocks. Players can make structures to protect against nocturnal monsters like creepers.
They can also work together to build creative worlds. It’s a top birthday party theme at the moment, so here’s a tutorial about making quick, easy creeper cake pops.
There are two secrets that make these cake pops quick and easy. One of them is the Wilton Bite-Size Brownie Squares Silicone Mold. This mold has two dozen 1.5” squares which are perfect for forming cake pops! I found it in the baking aisle of my local craft store.
For detailed instructions to make successful cake pops, refer to my previous post: Cake Pops 101: Tips & Tricks. After you bake the cake and roll the balls, press them into the cavities of the Wilton mold. Refrigerate them in the mold for at least two hours, up to overnight.
To decorate the cake pops, you will need:
Chilled cake squares
Green candy color
Candy melts (I use Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping & Enrobing Formula)
Wilton black color mist spray
Cake pop holder or foam block
Creeper face template
This brings me to the second secret of these quick cake pops: the creeper face template. Find a piece of thin cardboard, draw a creeper face on it, and use an Xacto knife to cut it out. This will help speed the decorating process greatly!
Once your cake pops are chilled turn them out onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. The bottom of the squares will have a smooth surface so they should face up. Place them in the freezer to continue firming while you prepare the chocolate.
Follow the package instructions to melt your chocolate. The brand I like is a very thin dipping chocolate. It melts to a silky smooth consistency for easy dipping. Chilling the cake balls and using this chocolate ensure that I never have a cake ball fall off the stick.
Use a toothpick to add some candy color to the melted chocolate and stir until green.
Dip your lollipop stick into the melted chocolate about one inch. Push the chocolate-covered end of the stick into the middle of the cake square. Dip your cake pop straight down into the chocolate until it is submerged and the melted chocolate touches the stick. Hold it sideways over the bowl as it drips.
Work quickly taking the squares one at a time from the freezer to the melted chocolate. Place each pop upright in the holder while they dry. If a cake pop cracks, you can re-dip it to hide the crack.
Now to add the creeper faces! I spread out a garbage bag on my counter to protect it. It is also a good idea to protect your hands with gloves. Hold the template flat on the surface of the cake pop and evenly spray the black color mist.
When you lift the template, the face pattern remains.
Continue these steps, occasionally blotting your template dry with a clean paper towel.
When the faces are done, you can fix any mistakes with a clean Q-tip and vodka. It effectively cleans off any color mist mistakes and quickly evaporates.
I tied black ribbon to each stick to dress them up. I stored these pops in a lined cardboard cake box overnight and served them the next day. The faces stay slightly tacky to the touch so I don’t recommend stacking them.
I hope the Minecraft enthusiasts at your next party enjoy these treats!