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I was given a silicone cake pop mold as a gift and I had no idea what to do with it. For me, a cakepop in the traditional sense is cooked, crumbled cake mixed with frosting or ganache so I had no use for a ball shaped baking tray.
I started thinking about how I could put this mold to good use, instead of collecting dust and taking up valuable space in my baking cupboard. A little experimenting and the candy bomb piñata was born!
These are very similar to the Candy Crush Saga Colour Bombs (for those of you who are addicted and stuck on level 374) – Perfect for Candy Crush fans!
You can view the full comprehensive video tutorial below or you can read on below for step by step instructions.
Tools, Equipment and Ingredients:
Silicone cake pop baking tray
Zip lock bag
Melted dark chocolate
Mini m&m’s to fill (or any small candy you like)
Mini m&m’s to decorate
Make sure your silicone cake pop mold is clean and dry and melt your chocolate using a microwave, chocolate pot or double boiler.
Scoop about half a teaspoon of chocolate into one half of the mold cavity and use the back of the teaspoon to distribute the chocolate evenly around the circle in a nice thin coat, Repeat for as many as you’d like, remembering you need two halves to make a whole ball.
Tip: Don’t make this coat too thick
Place in the fridge to set (approx. 10 minutes)
Remove your bombs from the fridge and add another ¼ teaspoon of melted chocolate, spreading once again to make an even second coat.
Tip: Pay attention the the top edges of your candy bomb as these will be easier to stick together if they are a bit thicker.
Return to the fridge for a further 5-10 minutes till fully set
To remove your bombs from the mold, you’ll need to peel the silicone away from the edges of each sphere. Be warned, these might ‘pop’ out at you so be ready to catch them!
Pair your half spheres up and fill one side with mini m&m’s, nerds or any small candy you like.
Scoop some melted chocolate into your zip lock bag and cut off a small corner to make a fine piping tip.
Gently put your two sphere halves together and hold them at the top and bottom so the seam is exposed. Pipe a line of chocolate over the seam and count to 10, before using your fingertip to wipe off any excess chocolate creating a smooth even finish
Tip: If you have “hot hands” you may wish to wear cotton gloves to hold the sphere while you join the two halves
Using the zip lock bag or a toothpick, place a tiny dot of chocolate on the outside of your sphere and use it as ‘glue’ to affix a mini m&m. Repeat until you are happy you have an even covering of m&m’s decorating your candy bomb.
Store at room temp (NOT in the fridge) for up to a week in an airtight container
I used the back of a spoon to whack the candy bomb and crack it open, letting the candy spill out
I hope you like this easy, fun treat idea! If you love it, please LIKE and SHARE on your social media.
Check out my YouTube channel MyCupcakeAddiction for lots more great ideas and different variations of the candy bomb (including an awesome Pokemon Pokeball tutorial), as well as 3 x weekly uploads for all things cake, cupcake and cakepop!
If you have any questions about this tutorial, please watch the video or if you don’t find your answer then feel free to comment below and I will do my best to answer.