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Easter is a beautiful reminder of the wonderful season headed our way: spring! Easter and springtime are a reminder of new life and the revival we all could use from a cold, harsh winter. The upcoming holiday is filled with treats and sweets and here at cakejournal.com we want to join the fun! Celebrate the holiday with some springtime themed cake pops! Cute little chicks and fun orange carrot cake pops are sure to delight your friends and family this Easter.
Hatching Chick Cake Pops
Photo Credit: blog.birdsparty.com
White Cake Mix
Cream Cheese Frosting
Yellow Food Dye
Yellow Candy Coating
Black Edible Decorating Pen
1. Mix up the cake, add about 1/2 tsp. of yellow food dye and bake it as the box recipe describes. Allow the cake to cool completely. Crumble the cake into fine crumbs in a seperate bowl. Cut the orange tips off the candy corn. Set the orange tips aside.
2. Add about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese frosting to the cake crumbs (or however much to make the cake pop consistency you desire). Combine well, until the mixture is stiff enough to keep its shape.
3. Roll the cake “dough” into about 1-in sized balls and place them on a plate covered with wax paper. Place the plate in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.
4. While the cake balls are freezing, melt the yellow candy coating as it is directed on the package. Remove the balls from the freezer and use a fork to dip the cake pop into the candy coating. Tap off any excess and place the cake pop in the aluminum tray.
5. While the candy coating is still tacky, place the orange tip on the cake pop for the chick’s beak. Wait for the candy coating to dry completely before placing two dots on the cake pop for the chick’s eyes.
6. Roll out the white fondant and cut out a piece long enough to wrap around the cake pop and wide enough to go at least half way up the height of the cake pop. Cut out a jagged, cracked eye pattern on the fondant and wrap around the cake pop.
7. Enjoy! You can decorate an egg carton with fun designs and place the “hatching chicks” in the carton for a cute way to display this adorable dessert.
Carrot Cake Pops
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Carrot cake mix
Cream cheese frosting
Orange candy coating
Green something or other?
1. Bake the carrot cake as directed by the box or recipe. Let the cake cool completely. Crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Place in a separate bowl.
2. Add about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese frosting to the crumbs. Combine well, until the mixture is stiff enough to keep its shape.
3. Take a generous helping of the cake “dough” and shape it into a carrot shape. I recommend looking at a picture of a carrot while making the shape to make it easier. Once the cake pops are shaped the way you want, place them on a plate with wax paper and place the plate in the freezer for around 5-10 minutes.
4. Melt the orange candy coating as the directions suggest. Dip 1/4 of the lollipop stick in the melted candy coating and then stick the lollipop stick in the carrot shaped cake pop.
5. Dip the carrot cake pop in the candy coating and cover the cake pop completely.
Have a happy Easter and happy baking!
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